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  • The Biblioracle: Speaking truth with power

    The Biblioracle: Speaking truth with power
    Ninety-percent of my reading diet is fiction. There's something about writers who take the ingredients of the world and turn them into something that reaches toward art that I find endlessly compelling. But I always mix a little nonfiction into my...
  • Review: 'Being Miss America' by Kate Shindle

    Review: 'Being Miss America' by Kate Shindle
    The Miss America Pageant: good thing or bad thing? In this well-researched, compellingly written, page-turner of a memoir/journalistic exposé, former Miss America Kate Shindle says it's both: "The largest provider of scholarships for women in the world"...
  • Review: 'Daring' by Gail Sheehy

    Review: 'Daring' by Gail Sheehy
    One afternoon in 1969, Gail Sheehy and Gloria Steinem met for lunch at the Plaza Oak Room in Manhattan. As a special courtesy, the hotel agreed to waive its ban on women attending the restaurant unaccompanied by a man. "Daring: My Passages" —...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Liar's Wife'

    Editor's choice: 'The Liar's Wife'
    "Heat was a presence, a companion, but not, as in daytime, an oppressor." It's a summer evening, and a yellow Frito-Lay delivery truck across the street looks all wrong parked on this suburban Connecticut street. Sipping wine, the narrator of the...
  • Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock

    Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock
    You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to be acquainted with Herbie Hancock, a protean musician who has ventured far afield from his jazz and classical roots to become something of an icon of American culture. Ranging freely from jazz to funk,...
  • Review: 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' by Charles M. Blow

    Review: 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' by Charles M. Blow
    Memoirs are endeavors wherein the author says to the reader: "Here's what happened to me." The authorial motive, more often than not, is a combination of the memoirist's need to get something off his or her chest (or out of his or her gut), along with the...
  • Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker

    Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker
    Comedian Hannibal Buress recently went on a rant aimed at Bill Cosby, a rant — "You raped women, Bill Cosby" — fueled by the many allegations over the last decade of rape or sexual assault by more than a dozen women that have shadowed Cosby'...
  • Lena Dunham and Laurie Penny rewrite womanhood for the 21st century

    Lena Dunham and Laurie Penny rewrite womanhood for the 21st century
    "What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open," poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote in 1968, a moment when the world was already splitting open and women had started to tell the truth about their lives (not to mention...
  • Review: 'The Republic of Imagination' of Azar Nafisi

    Review: 'The Republic of Imagination' of Azar Nafisi
    In 2003, Azar Nafisi dazzled the world with "Reading Lolita in Tehran." It's the Iran-born author's passionate exploration of literature and intellectual freedom told through the story of brave women who secretly read and discussed American novels in...
  • Review: 'You Might Remember Me' by Mike Thomas

    It is remarkable in this celebrity-obsessed age that it has taken so long to receive a full-length biography of Phil Hartman. Given the heat of his fame — in the 1980s and '90s he was a bright star of "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons" (his...
  • Review: 'Deep Down Dark' by Hector Tobar

    Review: 'Deep Down Dark' by Hector Tobar
    When I was a child, I enjoyed visits to the doctor because of the long waits in the waiting room. There, stacked high on small tables, were battered copies of Reader's Digest, each containing a single gem: a "Drama in Real Life," a true-life story of a...