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  • Amazon.com launches Prime Music, an ad-free streaming service

    Amazon.com Inc. has joined the hotly contested online music streaming business by launching its own service that is free of ads but light on songs. Prime Music is available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year membership...
  • 'Do Fathers Matter?' attempts to redefine 21st century fatherhood

    'Do Fathers Matter?' attempts to redefine 21st century fatherhood
    On March 16, 1777, John Adams took a break from his work on the Articles of Confederation to pen a brief missive to his youngest son, 5-year old Thomas. "I believe I must make a physician of you," wrote the Massachusetts delegate to the Second Continental...
  • Father's Day book buying: an adventure story

    Father's Day book buying: an adventure story
    Buying anyone a book as a gift can be a potentially fraught experience, but it’s especially difficult to get your dad something. I’ll never forget the time my father opened a package containing Erik Larson’s excellent “In the...
  • Nina Lacour's 'Everything Leads to You' captures young love in L.A.

    Nina Lacour's 'Everything Leads to You' captures young love in L.A.
    Nina LaCour's new novel, "Everything Leads to You," is a modern Los Angeles love story in which friendship and attraction cross lines of class, ethnicity and sexuality and where young people find real pleasure, drama and creative possibilities in work....
  • Small moments have big meaning in Stuart Dybek's stories

    Small moments have big meaning in Stuart Dybek's stories
    Stuart Dybek's stories occupy a territory somewhere between Vladimir Nabokov and Nelson Algren — beguiled by the play of language but also gritty and specific, fundamentally urban at their core. This makes sense, I suppose: Born in 1942, a...
  • 'The Quick' taps a tired vampire vein in gothic lit

    'The Quick' taps a tired vampire vein in gothic lit
    Vampires have become so prevalent in fiction and film that it's increasingly difficult to wring any new changes on such a hoary supernatural trope. A few recent writers have successfully risen to the challenge — among them the Swedish novelist...
  • In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty

    In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty
    About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great. I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
  • Barnes & Noble cuts Nook loose

    Barnes & Noble cuts Nook loose
    Barnes & Noble will cut its Nook loose, separating the floundering e-reader and struggling e-book business from its comparatively healthy brick-and-mortar stores. The pending split, a long time coming, is now officially in the works. Barnes & Noble...
  • Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds

    Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds
    A fantasy about an alternate near-future Russia, Josh Weil's "The Great Glass Sea" tells the moving and sensitive tale of two brothers caught up in cultural turmoil. The author's first novel after his much-lauded collection, "The New Valley," it often...
  • A grave new world awaits in Edan Lepucki's 'California'

    A grave new world awaits in Edan Lepucki's 'California'
    In Edan Lepucki's debut novel, "California," young married couple Frida and Cal must navigate a post-apocalyptic landscape in a broken-down near-future. Lepucki focuses on the complexities of basic human emotions, testing allegiances and letting secrets...
  • In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East

    In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East
    It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...