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Sorry!: The English and Their Manners

A history of etiquette suggests its spiritual dimension.

 

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Gun Guys

A reporter's quest to learn of arms, and the varied Americans who bear them.

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Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

A music critic sees too much of the past in our present.

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At Home

The celebrated travel writer turns his gaze on the world inside.

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The Subtle Body and The Great Oom

Two new books unfold the improbable journey of yoga from Hindu practice to global obsession.

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Reality Hunger

A manifesto from David Shields urges a literature of the remix. Read more...

April 25: "[S]cience could be like baseball: a young man's game whose stars made their mark in their early twenties."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.