These Gay Men Frequented Manhattan Piano Bars. So Did Their Killer.

“Last Call,” by Elon Green, retraces the murders of four men by a serial killer in the 1990s, at a time when gay men felt pressured to hide their sexuality and were often the victims of homophobia.

#books-and-literature, #green-elon, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #last-call-a-true-story-of-love-lust-and-murder-in-queer-new-york-book, #manhattan-nyc, #serial-murders

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Do Liberals Care if Books Disappear?

The Dr. Seuss cancellation illustrates all the problems that they used to have with censorship.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #dr-seuss-enterprises, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Where Do the Dead Go in Our Imaginations?

My friend was gone. I needed to do something to honor the person she was.

#books-and-literature, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide

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Triangulating Math, Mozart and ‘Moby-Dick’

Sarah Hart, the first woman to hold England’s distinguished Gresham professorship of geometry, explores the intersections of music, literature and mathematics.

#birkbeck-university-of-london, #books-and-literature, #classical-music, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #england, #gresham-college, #hart-sarah-b-mathematician, #mathematics, #melville-herman, #moby-dick-book, #the-luminaries-book, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Is This the End of French Intellectual Life?

The country’s culture of argument has come under the sway of a more ideological, more identity-focused model imported from the United States.

#books-and-literature, #france, #magazines, #philosophy, #politics-and-government

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The Uproar Over Racist Images in Dr. Seuss Books

“To remove them from the market, however distasteful they may be, is censorship, pure and simple,” one says. Another opines, “The guardians of Dr. Seuss’s literary legacy made the right call.”

#books-and-literature, #dr-seuss-enterprises, #geisel-theodor-seuss

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What Makes a Good Leader, and Who Gets to Be One?

With a focus on compassion, empathy and humility, the book “Vital Voices” challenges long-held assumptions about power and how we wield it.

#books-and-literature, #executives-and-management-theory, #gender, #leadership, #nelson-alyse, #vital-voices-global-partnership-nonprofit, #vital-voices-100-women-using-their-power-to-empower-book, #women-and-girls

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Book Review: ‘Who Is Maud Dixon,’ by Alexandra Andrews

Alexandra Andrews’s debut novel follows a Machiavellian aspiring writer who becomes entangled in her work for a best-selling fiction writer.

#andrews-alexandra-1984, #books-and-literature, #who-is-maud-dixon-a-novel-book

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Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Erupts

The beloved author’s most famous books, like “Green Eggs and Ham,” were untouched, but his estate’s decision nevertheless prompted a backlash and raised questions about what should be preserved as part of the cultural record.

#and-to-think-that-i-saw-it-on-mulberry-street-book, #anti-semitism, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #discrimination, #dr-seuss-enterprises, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #if-i-ran-the-zoo-book, #libraries-and-librarians, #mcelligots-pool-book, #minorities, #on-beyond-zebra-book, #race-and-ethnicity, #scrambled-eggs-super-book, #the-cat-in-the-hat-book, #the-cats-quizzer-book, #writing-and-writers

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How to Reach People Who Are Wrong

In the post-Trump era, research suggests the best ways to win people over.

#books-and-literature, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #grant-adam-m, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #liberalism-us-politics, #north-america, #philosophy, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Margaret Maron, Acclaimed Mystery Writer, Dies at 82

She was known for two book series centered on complex female characters, and for stories that illuminated her native North Carolina.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #maron-margaret, #north-carolina, #take-out-book, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

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How ‘Lolita’ Escaped Obscenity Laws and Cancel Culture

Emily Mortimer, who grew up with a prominent free-speech advocate before becoming an actress and screenwriter, has some ideas.

#metoo-movement, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #lolita-book, #nabokov-vladimir, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

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The Performance of Racial Passing

Though Nella Larsen’s classic 1929 novel is understood to be a tragedy, it also exposes race to be something of a farce.

#2020tbookclub, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #larsen-nella, #passing-book, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-vanishing-half-a-novel-book

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How to Pretend You’re in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Today

You might not be able to travel on spring break this year, but you can immerse yourself in Maya culture from home.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #mayans, #music, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #riviera-maya-mexico, #sinkholes, #travel-and-vacations, #world-heritage-sites

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Book Review: ‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency’

In their new book, the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes recount how Biden’s campaign overcame a number of moments when its chances were nearly sunk.

#allen-jonathan, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #books-and-literature, #lucky-how-joe-biden-barely-won-the-presidency-book, #parnes-amie, #presidential-election-of-2020

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6 Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Over Offensive Images

The company that oversees the children’s author’s estate said that the titles contained depictions of groups that were “hurtful and wrong.”

#books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #discrimination, #dr-seuss-enterprises, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #pm-newspaper, #united-states

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Book Review: ‘Later,’ by Stephen King

Stephen King’s new novel, “Later,” is something of a hybrid of genres: part detective tale, part thriller, with a horror story filling in the seams.

#books-and-literature, #king-stephen, #later-book

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Book Review: ‘Foregone,’ by Russell Banks

In “Foregone,” by Russell Banks, an aging filmmaker reveals to his wife and the world secrets about his past.

#banks-russell, #books-and-literature, #foregone-book

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How to Help Endangered and Impoverished Peoples

Séverine Autessere’s “The Frontlines of Peace” is a biting account of the humanitarian aid industry by a worker who was on the ground.

#autesserre-severine, #books-and-literature, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #foreign-aid, #humanitarian-aid, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #somaliland, #the-frontlines-of-peace-an-insiders-guide-to-changing-the-world-book, #united-nations

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Book Review: ‘Burnt Sugar,’ by Avni Doshi

“Burnt Sugar,” a debut novel by Avni Doshi, depicts a particularly intense mother-daughter relationship — from the tormented daughter’s point of view.

#books-and-literature, #burnt-sugar-a-novel-book, #doshi-avni

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Book Review: ‘The Empathy Diaries,’ by Sherry Turkle

In her memoir, Sherry Turkle evokes her childhood in postwar Brooklyn, the intellectual atmosphere at Radcliffe and Harvard in the late 1960s and much more.

#books-and-literature, #the-empathy-diaries-a-memoir-book, #turkle-sherry

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Can We Patch Up the Natural World We’ve Hurt?

In “Under a White Sky,” Elizabeth Kolbert explores the human efforts to confront the effects of climate change, and all their unintended consequences.

#books-and-literature, #global-warming, #invasive-species, #kolbert-elizabeth, #under-a-white-sky-the-nature-of-the-future-book

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New Thrillers That Glitter With Malice

Tired of winter? All three of these novels are guaranteed to give you a different kind of chill.

#books-and-literature, #every-last-fear-book, #fine-julia, #finlay-alex, #kayode-femi, #lightseekers-book, #the-upstairs-house-book

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His Books Inspired Lovestruck Teens to Put Locks on Bridges

Federico Moccia, the Italian writer likened to Nicholas Sparks and John Green, is releasing his Rome Novels in English for the first time.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #italian-language, #italy, #locks-and-keys, #moccia-federico, #one-step-to-you-book, #rome-italy, #writing-and-writers

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Heroines of Self-Loathing

What’s with all the female literary characters who can’t stand themselves?

#books-and-literature, #broder-melissa, #conversations-with-friends-book, #milk-fed-book, #moshfegh-ottessa-1981, #my-year-of-rest-and-relaxation-book, #normal-people-book, #rooney-sally-author, #women-and-girls

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‘Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke’ by Andrew Maraniss: An Excerpt

An excerpt from a new book that examines the vibrant life, and untimely death, of Glenn Burke, baseball’s first openly gay player.

#baseball, #books-and-literature, #burke-glenn-1952-95, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

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Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us

With his new novel, the Nobel Prize-winner reaffirms himself as our most profound observer of human fragility in the technological era.

#artificial-intelligence, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #ishiguro-kazuo, #klara-and-the-sun-a-novel-book, #mcewan-ian, #never-let-me-go-book, #writing-and-writers

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Reviewing the Book Review

As the publication celebrates its 125th anniversary, Parul Sehgal, a staff critic and former editor at the Book Review, delves into the archives to critically examine its legacy in full.

#books-and-literature, #writing-and-writers

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A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward

Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”

#books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #empathy, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #psychology-and-psychologists, #the-empathy-diaries-a-memoir-book, #turkle-sherry, #writing-and-writers

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His Debut Novel Won the Pulitzer. Now It Has an Action-Packed Sequel.

In “The Committed,” a follow-up to “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nameless spy navigates a Paris underworld rife with drug deals, violence and colonialism’s ghosts.

#books-and-literature, #nguyen-viet-thanh-1971, #the-committed-book

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5 Picture Books About the Wonders of Science

Fossils, flowers, galaxies and a rare “lefty” snail.

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Glitzy, Tragic and Selfish: Female Con Artists Waltz by Society’s Rules

From fake millionaires to the faux descendants of Nicholas II, the author of “Confident Women” explores the cunning of con women through the ages.

#books-and-literature, #confident-women-swindlers-grifters-and-shapeshifters-of-the-female-persuasion-book, #frauds-and-swindling, #telfer-tori, #women-and-girls

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13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring

A retelling of “The Great Gatsby,” a healer fighting for her freedom and more: Here are 13 upcoming Y.A. titles you won’t want to miss this spring.

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16 New Books to Watch For in March

Long-awaited novels from Kazuo Ishiguro, Imbolo Mbue and Viet Thanh Nguyen, a publishing-house caper, Stephen King’s latest and more.

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What Happens When a Publisher Becomes a Megapublisher?

The merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster has the potential to touch every part of the industry, including how much authors get paid and how bookstores are run.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bertelsmann-ag, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #e-commerce, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #penguin-random-house, #simonschuster-inc, #writing-and-writers

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To Light Up a Dark Time, Effervescent Poems of New York City

Alex Dimitrov’s third collection, “Love and Other Poems,” delivers a burst of energy and a happy reminder of Frank O’Hara’s work.

#books-and-literature, #dimitrov-alex, #love-and-other-poems-book, #poetry-and-poets

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Ibram X. Kendi Likes to Read at Bedtime

“I don’t remember the last time the pages of a book were not the final thing I saw before departing off for sleep.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #kendi-ibram-x, #writing-and-writers

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Memoir by Amos Oz’s Daughter Divides Family and Shocks Israel

“He told me I was filth,” Galia Oz writes in her book, “Something Disguised as Love,” among other accusations of physical and emotional abuse. Her mother and siblings have defended their late father.

#books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #content-type-personal-profile, #domestic-violence, #israel, #oz-amos, #oz-galia, #something-disguised-as-love-book, #writing-and-writers

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Why Baseball Is Obsessed With the Book ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’

A psychology book by a Nobel Prize-winning author has become a must-read in front offices. It is changing the sport.

#baseball, #books-and-literature, #kahneman-daniel, #lewis-michael, #mejdal-sig-1965, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teaford-everett, #tversky-amos

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Book Review: ‘The Sum of Us,’ by Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee’s compassionate but cleareyed book argues that divide-and-conquer tactics have left all Americans worse off.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #mcghee-heather-c-1980, #the-sum-of-us-what-racism-costs-everyone-and-how-we-can-prosper-together-book, #whites

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They Were Black. Their Parents Were White. Growing Up Was Complicated.

“Raceless,” by Georgina Lawton, and “Surviving The White Gaze,” by Rebecca Carroll, follow two Black women who discover their racial identity after a childhood separated from their heritage.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #carroll-rebecca-1969, #content-type-personal-profile, #lawton-georgina, #race-and-ethnicity, #raceless-in-search-of-family-identity-and-the-truth-about-where-i-belong-book, #surviving-the-white-gaze-a-memoir-book

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Book Review: ‘Klara and the Sun,’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

“Klara and the Sun,” the eighth novel by the Nobel laureate, portrays a near future of sinister portent, in which artificial intelligence has encroached on every sphere of human existence.

#books-and-literature, #ishiguro-kazuo, #klara-and-the-sun-a-novel-book

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101

An unapologetic proponent of “poetry as insurgent art,” he was also a publisher and the owner of the celebrated San Francisco bookstore City Lights.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #city-lights-bookstore, #deaths-obituaries, #ferlinghetti-lawrence, #poetry-and-poets, #san-francisco-calif

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True Crime Gets Its Close-Up

In “Two Truths and a Lie,” “Confident Women” and “The Officer’s Daughter,” readers feel the aftershocks of felonies and malfeasances.

#books-and-literature, #confident-women-swindlers-grifters-and-shapeshifters-of-the-female-persuasion-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #frauds-and-swindling, #johnson-elle-television-producer, #mcgarrahan-ellen, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #telfer-tori, #the-officers-daughter-a-memoir-of-family-and-forgiveness-book, #two-truths-and-a-lie-a-murder-a-private-investigator-and-her-search-for-justice-book

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Pigeons: Nuisance Animals, or Expert Accomplices in Diamond Smuggling?

In “Flight of the Diamond Smugglers,” Matthew Gavin Frank details the surprising role pigeons play in South African diamond smuggling.

#books-and-literature, #diamonds, #flight-of-the-diamond-smugglers-a-tale-of-pigeons-obsession-and-greed-along-coastal-south-africa-book, #frank-matthew-gavin, #mines-and-mining, #pigeons, #smuggling, #south-africa

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Book Review: ‘The Committed,’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen

This sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Sympathizer” finds its unnamed narrator in France, considering the relationship between that country and Vietnam.

#books-and-literature, #nguyen-viet-thanh-1971, #the-committed-book

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Rage Sets a Couple on a Collision Course. Who Will Absorb the Impact?

In her new novel, “The Smash-Up,” Ali Benjamin takes readers on an exhilarating ride through a crisis propelled by real-life events.

#benjamin-ali-1970, #books-and-literature, #the-smash-up-book

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The Merit, Thrills, Boredom and Fear of Police Work

“Tangled Up in Blue,” by Rosa Brooks, and “We Own This City,” by Justin Fenton, take readers inside two police forces (in Washington and Baltimore) to examine a complicated culture.

#baltimore-md, #books-and-literature, #brooks-rosa, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fenton-justin, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #police, #tangled-up-in-blue-policing-the-american-city-book, #washington-dc, #we-own-this-city-a-true-story-of-crime-cops-and-corruption-book

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A Drug-Fueled New York City Bacchanal and the Lives It Changed

The protagonist of Jack Livings’s novel, “The Blizzard Party,” recalls the late-1970s blowout bash in an Upper West Side penthouse that marked her and her family forever.

#books-and-literature, #livings-jack, #the-blizzard-party-a-novel-book

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The Life of a Soldier

New books look at what it was like to be in the Roman military 2,000 years ago and in the American military today.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #books-and-literature, #de-la-bedoyere-guy, #defense-and-military-forces, #doctors-without-borders, #donati-jessica, #eagle-down-book, #gladius-life-in-the-roman-army-book, #roman-civilization

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