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Did the Strand – The New York Times

At 18, in 1968, I moved to New York from Delaware. Within a week I got a job at the Strand packing books for shipment, along with one other guy, much older, who’d been there for years and seemingly...

What Is to Be Done?: On “Democracy in America?”

JANUARY 6, 2018 TWELVE MEN IN IRAN constitute the “Guardian Council,” a political body ensuring the success of candidates only they find desirable. In 2013, they ignored all 30 women who vied for the ballot, and kept the candidates...

Desperate to Connect – Los Angeles Review of Books

JANUARY 5, 2018 IN THE SUMMER OF 2010, before his freshman year at Rutgers University, Dharun Ravi searched the internet for information about the boy he’d been assigned to share a room with. Using the first half of his...

The Trolls of Academe: Making Safe Spaces Into Brave Spaces

JANUARY 5, 2018 IN THE LAST YEAR, the University of Chicago, along with dozens of other universities across the country, has undergone a severe test of its commitment to free speech and academic freedom. Defamatory posters naming students and...

What to Read About North Korea

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music In The New York Times Book Review, Nicholas Kristof writes about the best fiction and nonfiction to read for glimpses into the secretive world of North Korea. Kristof writes: Photo “Thousands of North...

Lily Cole and Emily Brontë: Anatomy of a Row

The society runs a museum at the parsonage in the village of Haworth, in northern England, where Emily grew up and wrote stories with her sisters, Anne and Charlotte, both of whom also wrote major novels, and her brother,...

A Fragile Biblical Text Gets a Virtual Read

Dr. Seales had not tackled a codex, which unlike a scroll has writing on both sides. Tests with a parchment mock-up constructed by Dr. Dilley suggested that the technique would work. But Maria L. Fredericks, the Morgan Library’s head...

“Locked Out of Time”: A Conversation with Deanne Stillman

JANUARY 5, 2018 DEANNE STILLMAN’S WORK is like one of Georgia O’Keeffe’s landscapes, forcing a different perspective on the American West. Stillman re-catechizes our national mythology by putting symbols and personas that we already think we know into new...

Before Sue Grafton Was a Star

Photo Sue Grafton ABC: The crime novelist Sue Grafton, who died on Dec. 28, often seemed like a permanent fixture of the best-seller lists. Her alphabetically titled mysteries about the private eye Kinsey Millhone spent something like 400 weeks...

Paperback Row

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