Displaying articles for: May 2014

No Place to Hide

The journalist who brought the Snowden leaks to the world's attention tells his story.

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Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

A Bangladeshi garment worker turned labor organizer tells her own story.

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

A misanthropic dentist -- and all-around skeptic -- is pulled into the mystery of an ancient tribe of doubters.

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The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies

A new collection highlights the imaginative fecundity of a master of the weird tale.

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Another Great Day at Sea

What happens when a salty Brit becomes the writer-in-residence aboard the USS George H. W. Bush?

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All the Light We Cannot See

The lives of a blind Parisian girl and a German radio prodigy converge during the Nazi occupation of France.

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Nature's Nether Regions

Science has been more interested in genes than genitals -- until now.

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American Innovations

A new collection of short stories plays narrative games for high stakes.

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Next Life Might Be Kinder

A husband's grief over his wife's death leads to an unsettling set of possibilities.

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Down the Hatch

Even the ancients liked their bar snacks.

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip

A dark comedy captures the tension and suspense of seventh grade conformity.

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Ruby

One southern woman's haunting story recalls the works of Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.

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July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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
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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.