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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Invisible Bridge’

Rick Perlstein discusses the third volume in his series about the rise of the modern conservative movement in America. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 14:26:00

ArtsBeat: Honoring James Baldwin’s 90th Birthday in Harlem

A portion of East 128th Street is to be renamed, part of a larger celebration of the Harlem-born writer. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 12:08:00

‘Malthus,’ by Robert J. Mayhew

Thomas Robert Malthus’s ideas about population and scarcity have been invoked, extrapolated and polemicized for centuries. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 10:34:00

‘The Mantle of Command,’ by Nigel Hamilton

Nigel Hamilton argues that Roosevelt’s genius for military leadership has been underrated and overshadowed. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 10:34:00

‘Indonesia Etc.,’ by Elizabeth Pisani

Elizabeth Pisani trekked 26,000 miles around the Indonesian archipelago, searching for what binds this disparate nation. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 10:33:00

‘Ecstatic Cahoots’ and ‘Paper Lantern,’ by Stuart Dybek

Fifty-nine short stories about love and other passionate longings, tinged with surreal potential, by Stuart Dybek, a master of the form. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 10:33:00

Crime: Yannick Murphy’s ‘This Is the Water,’ and More

In Yannick Murphy’s thriller “This Is the Water,” the mother of two girls on a competitive swim team is having an affair with her friend’s ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 10:33:00

‘Stephen Crane: A Life of Fire,’ by Paul Sorrentino

The poet and novelist Stephen Crane “raced through his life,” documenting war and poverty until his death at 28. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 10:11:00

Philip Eade’s ‘Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters’

An Englishwoman made a career of her marriage to the “white rajah” of a jungle protectorate in northern Borneo. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 10:11:00

‘The Rise and Fall of Great Powers,’ by Tom Rachman

The perplexed heroine of Tom Rachman’s novel explores New York City and travels the world. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 08/01/2014 10:11:00

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