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Washington Journal

A year in the life of a rookie reporter earning her stripes inside the frenzy of Watergate.

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Interviews

No Time for Boredom: Geoff Dyer Goes to Sea

The British essayist on his U.S. Navy immersion.

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Library Without Walls

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Rediscovering the 1884 geometric parable that signaled the brilliant dystopias of Orwell, Koestler, and Burgess.  

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Age of Ambition

An American reporter studies firsthand the waxing and waning freedoms of modern China's citizens.

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Reading Romance

Losin' It

Traveling back in time to the literary seductions of youth.

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No Place to Hide

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

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The Speculator

Two Memory Banks

New works of science fiction from Jo Walton and Mary Rickert depict the surreality, suppression, and suspense of recollection.

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A Reading Life

Letters of Note

The Internet may have killed the letter as a literary form, but this collection provides a brilliant elegy.

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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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