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Last Updated: 07/28/2014 12:22:00

Books: Book Review: ‘The Norm Chronicles’

“The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death” is a kinetic trip through the percentages of risk and the primacy of perceptions. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/28/2014 11:30:00

Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication

The abrupt resignation this month of the North Carolina poet laureate prompts a question: Who are these poets, and what do they do? ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/27/2014 19:14:00

Books of The Times: In ‘The Nixon Defense,’ John W. Dean Returns to Watergate

“The Nixon Defense,” by John W. Dean, Richard M. Nixon’s counsel during the Watergate scandal, is a day-by-day account of the president’s cover-up. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/27/2014 16:20:00

Off The Shelf: ‘Marriage Markets’ Looks at Pressures on Families

In a new book, two professors of family law chronicle the economic factors that are eroding old definitions of the family. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/26/2014 10:01:00

Bel Kaufman, Who Told What School Was Really Like, Dies at 103

Ms. Kaufman’s first novel, “Up the Down Staircase,” portrayed the topsy-turvy world of a New York City public school and was based on her experience ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 14:19:00

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Kim Philby Case

Ben Macintyre discusses “A Spy Among Friends,” and Donald L. Miller talks about “Supreme City.” ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 13:00:00

ArtsBeat: Studs Terkel Audio Archive to Go Online

A digital archive of Terkel’s oral histories is one of 177 projects funded by new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 12:37:00

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 11:09:00

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/25/2014 10:57:00

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