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  • 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...
  • John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'

    John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'
    Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The...
  • Missing from campus bookstore: books

    Missing from campus bookstore: books
    Lynn University has removed some merchandise from its campus bookstore -- books. Almost every book needed for the 300 classes offered at the liberal arts university in Boca Raton are available by digital download. So officials decided a traditional book...
  • Reader of the Week: Tim King

    Reader of the Week: Tim King
    Who I am: Tim King, founder and CEO of Urban Prep Academies in Chicago. One unique thing about me: When I was about 6, my parents bought the book "Where Did I Come From?" by Peter Mayle. For some time, it sat on a high shelf in a bookcase, far out of my...
  • Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy

    Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy
    The title story of Hilary Mantel's new collection was embargoed, then published simultaneously in the Guardian and the New York Times newspapers, and now has conservative British politicians calling for her arrest. Has any short-story collection ever...
  • 'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair

    'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair
    Like many aspirants to the presidency, former Sen. Gary Hart saw himself in epic terms — as a "transformational figure" in American politics, Matt Bai reports in his book recounting the collapse of Hart's 1988 bid for the presidency. Bai appears...
  • Hector Tobar's 'Deep Down Dark' chronicles Chile's mine-shaft miracle

    Perhaps only the most determined recluse could have remained unaware of the drama that played out four years ago on the deserts of northern Chile. Readers will recall the incredible story of 33 miners trapped deep under ground after a massive explosion...
  • Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel

    Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel
    If fans of the British royals had their way, celebrated British novelist Hilary Mantel would have been boiled in oil last year when she said in a speech that the Duchess of Cambridge — half of the couple best known as Will and Kate — was a...
  • Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James
    "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
  • The Biblioracle: The rest of the best-sellers

    The Biblioracle: The rest of the best-sellers
    The route to the New York Times Best Seller list has gotten a little shorter. The reason? They've added more lists. It's kind of like Costco opening more lines when the existing ones get too long because nothing kills the shopper's high of getting...
  • Review: 'Boy on Ice' by John Branch

    Review: 'Boy on Ice' by John Branch
    Typically, it is difficult to feel compassion for a hockey "goon" whose main job is to try to re-arrange faces in brawls during games. Yet John Branch accomplished that mission in his new book, "Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard." He...