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Utopian Tomorrow or Yesterday’s Dream?

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Utopian Tomorrow or Yesterday’s Dream?

By Steve King ×

The United Nations Security Council turns 70. Is its mission a thing of the past?
More Sea Lions: Marcy Dermansky Keeps Breaking the Rules

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More Sea Lions: Marcy Dermansky Keeps Breaking the Rules

Profile by Michele Filgate ×

Michele Filgate talks with the author of "The Red Car" about road trips and writing a story that sent her main character "somewhere I wanted to go."...
Selection Day

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Selection Day

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The author of "The White Tiger" returns with a novel that looks at contemporary India through the lens of an obsession with sport. Review by Katherine A. Powers....
Enigma Variations

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Enigma Variations

Reviewed by Mark Athitakis ×

Andre Aciman's new novel might just be the ultimate refutation of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Review by Mark Athitakis.
Tuning In, En Masse

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Tuning In, En Masse

By Steve King ×

Fifty years ago this week, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park became home to a countercultural gathering called "The Human Be-In."
No Knives in the Kitchens of This City

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No Knives in the Kitchens of This City

Reviewed by David L. Ulin ×

A novel of life in the Syrian city of Aleppo counters the images of war with a multifaceted, fragile portrait of the city's human past. Review by David L. Ulin.
Stiffed, Again

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Stiffed, Again

Essay by Michelle Dean ×

Michelle Dean on what Susan Faludi's study of masculinity and resentment can tell us about our current moment....
A New Year of Books: What We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017

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A New Year of Books: What We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The pages we are eager to turn.
The Promise of Possibility

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The Promise of Possibility

By Steve King ×

On January 2, 1892, Annie Moore became the first person to be processed through Ellis Island. By Steve King.
A Year in Reading: Ten from 2016

BEST OF 2016

A Year in Reading: Ten from 2016

By The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Our editors select ten books that stood out in a tumultuous year.
Memoirs of a Polar Bear

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Memoirs of a Polar Bear

Reviewed by Paul La Farge ×

In Yoko Tawada's fabulist novel, three generations of bears ask us to think about empathy and how we know what we believe we do. Review by Paul La Farge.
Welcome Back to the 1980s

CULTURAL HISTORY

Welcome Back to the 1980s

By Jason Diamond ×

Are we in for a replay of the decade that brought us big hair and bigger shoulderpads? Jason Diamond, author of "Searching for John Hughes," looks back to look ahead....