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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 11 books for design lovers

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 11 books for design lovers
    Whether you're shopping for an interior design fan, garden lover or the person who has everything, hands-on coffee-table books can provide an escape that no electronic device can replicate. Here, we offer a roundup of 11 books that are worth giving to...
  • Art books that make good gifts

    Art books that make good gifts
    Art books offer just the sort of indulgence that makes for a great gift: They're so beautiful, yet people often hesitate to spend that kind of money on themselves. Here are a few standouts for your shopping list. Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer...
  • Punk, punk, memoir, memoir: Viv Albertine takes center stage

    Punk, punk, memoir, memoir: Viv Albertine takes center stage
    Clothes, music and boys are indeed explored throughout "Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.," Viv Albertine's memoir of a life spent at the center of the British punk rock movement. But mounds of fabric, vinyl and flesh are...
  • Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet

    Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet
    Now that David Foster Wallace is gone, I think Lydia Millet is the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves. Take this passage about a Tough Mudder-style competition, from her new novel "Mermaids in Paradise": My...
  • Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump

    Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump
    Who I am Gabriel Bump from South Shore. One unique thing about me I power through books I love. I need to slow down and savor them. But I guess that's what second, third, and fourth reads are for. I loved "Beyond the Game: The Collected...
  • Review: 'The Happiest People in the World' by Brock Clarke

    Review: 'The Happiest People in the World' by Brock Clarke
    Google the title of Brock Clarke's fourth novel, "The Happiest People in the World," and you end up with all kinds of lists, surveys and self-help tips: the country on the globe with the happiest citizens and why; quizzes to see how you fare on the...
  • President Obama shops for books at -- where else? -- Politics and Prose

    President Obama shops for books at -- where else? -- Politics and Prose
    In between the nationally hyped Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some Americans did their holiday shopping at locally owned stores on Small Business Saturday. Among those supporting smaller, non-corporate businesses was President Obama, who, along with...
  • Scott Saul on 'Becoming Richard Pryor'

    Nine years after his death, Richard Pryor remains an intense presence in American pop culture. A transformational figure in stand-up comedy — 1979's often autobiographical "Live in Concert" cemented his reputation as the greatest comic genius of his...
  • The Biblioracle: Small sites counter Amazon's access

    The Biblioracle: Small sites counter Amazon's access
    Barring some kind of monumental screw-up, Amazon will be the dominant e-book retailer forevermore. Amazon is certainly capable of screwing up. The Fire Phone that was launched to great fanfare before being quickly discounted to 99 cents seems like a...
  • Five books for the music lover on your holiday list

    Five books for the music lover on your holiday list
    Choosing a gift for a music lover does not necessarily mean having to fill a stocking with CDs, records or an iTunes gift card. They will readily accept books on their favorite subject, which is a good thing, considering the holiday season is ripe for new...
  • Review: 'A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka' by Lev Golinkin

    Review: 'A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka' by Lev Golinkin
    In the late '80s — the last few years of the Soviet Union — a flood of Jews streamed across its boarders. Many had waited a decade or more to leave and suffered untold personal and professional hardship in doing so. The inscrutable...