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Ilustrado

Ward Sutton's illustrated review of Miguel Syuco's dazzling new tale of an author's mysterious death.

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Rock & Roll &

Who Knows It Feels It

Before Bob Marley was a visionary and culture hero, he was a musician.

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Reading Romance

Presumed Innocent

Eloisa James is surprised—and delighted—by the winning innocence of the heroines of five new romance novels.

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The Thinking Read

Cro-Magnon

Cro-Magnon interlopers displaced the Neanderthals who once roamed over prehistoric Europe. What made them different?

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Public and Private

Hunger Artists

Originality, plagiarism, and creativity—Andrew Keen on Helene Hegemann, Reality Hunger, and The Authenticity Hoax.

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Reader's Diary

American Insurgents, American Patriots

In a new history of the American Revolution, an esteemed historian shifts the focus from the Founders to ordinary people.

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The Criminalist

The Age of Salander

Stieg Larsson's unlikely heirs to the mantle of Sherlock Holmes.

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Drawn to Read

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Ward Sutton's illustrated review of Daniel Okrent's new history of America's singular experiment in mass sobriety.

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Rock & Roll &

Pops as Pop

Robert Christgau on the enduring power of Louis Armstrong's horn -- and voice.

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Library Without Walls

A Reader on Reading

A collection of essays on a reading life from the author of A History of Reading and The Library at Night

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Reader's Diary

Therapeutic Felony & Mayhem

Brooke Allen on the therapeutic joys of mystery and espionage discoveries from Felony & Mayhem Press.

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Reading Romance

She's No Rocket Scientist

This month in Reading Romance, Eloisa James celebrates less-than-perfect lovers.

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The Thinking Read

Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience

A. C. Grayling on the quest to find the seat of wisdom in the brain.

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Drawn to Read

Beatrice and Virgil

Ward Sutton on Yann Martel's intriguing follow-up to Life of Pi, in which a writer wrestles with a seemingly impossible subject.

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The Speculator

Full Steam Ahead

Four new literary adventures suggest that the hybrid genre of steampunk is still on the boil.

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