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Losing It

The history of old age.

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Now You See It

What the science of attention can tell us about the world, and what we're likely missing.

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The Thoughtful Dresser

"Changing styles not only mark time and help us hide its ravages but also satisfy an innate desire for the new." Read more...

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Psycho Too

Will Self and Ralph Steadman go on another head(y) trip. Read more...

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Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

"This advert may well be the Cadillac of all lonely hearts adverts…"

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The Routes of Man

The award-winning author of Newjack looks at how roads all over the globe serve to bind together -- and divide -- those who use them.

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Manhood: The Rise and Fall of the Penis

A Dutch physician unveils the history -- both mythological and medical -- of a sensitive area. Read more...

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A Good Talk

The novelist and editor offers an essay on the art of conversation worthy of Montaigne. Read more...

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).