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Every Day Is for the Thief

A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.

 

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Bark

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

 

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The Race Underground

Laying down the track for a pivotal moment in Gilded Age innovation.

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E. E. Cummings: A Life

Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?

 

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The Accidental Universe

The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp -- but that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying.

 

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All Our Names

American reinvention meets African revolution in the tale of a friendship and its aftermath.

 

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American Fun

An argument that wicked play outweighs hard work in our country's heritage.

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A Country for Old Men

Fiction's Old Guard is in anything but retreat.

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Two Serious Ladies

Jane Bowles's radical fiction was as defiantly unconventional as its author.

 

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Exploiting History

Watching 12 Years a Slave -- and thinking back to a less celebrated film.

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Big Ma's World

The author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots on the inspiration for a character.

 

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Five Came Back

How a quintet of legendary American film directors were forever changed by their WWII service.

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Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

Is the Internet revolutionizing global dissent?

 

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Quesadillas

A Mexican family's comic woes vibrantly recall Greek mythology and the young James Joyce.

 

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Archetype

Spouses are for sale in the first volume of a new dystopian-future series.

 

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