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Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us

Fearless sex writer Jesse Bering argues that all of us have some kind of paraphilia (intense erotic attraction to atypical fodder) - and should embrace it, via the teachings of Freud and Kinsey, and the shapely curves of the Eiffel Tower.

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Smart Cities

Anthony M. Townsend's savvy approach to urban planning accounts for the growing fluxuation between suburbia and the metropolis, while investigating what living in a GPS-navigated world does to our sense of place.

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Wonder Women

Subtitled "Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection," this sharp look into the role of women in the workplace was written by the current president of Barnard College.

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Viral Hate

This enlightening study on the rise of anonymous commentary across social media platforms explores the ubiquitous issue of online hate-mongering, and whether it should be protected under the First Amendment.

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Inside This Place, Not of It

The resilience of the female inmates who tell their stories in this collection will inspire you, even as their accounts of sexual violence, endemic corruption, and forced sterilization make you want to turn away. From Voice of Witness, a non-profit oral history project co-founded by Dave Eggers, this unflinching catalog of human rights abuses in women's prisons, compiled and edited by Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman, sheds light on a world rarely seen but not soon forgotten.

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April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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