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Blake Crouch: Reading Time-Travel with Your Kids

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Blake Crouch: Reading Time-Travel with Your Kids

The author of "Dark Matter" on great reading that introduces a mind-bending concept....
Original Sins and Enduring Fractures

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Original Sins and Enduring Fractures

One hundred forty-eight years ago this week, the 14th Amendment was ratified, but some believe its attempt to truly unite the country remains unfinished work....
Lions

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Lions

In Bonnie Nadzam's new novel, a Colorado prairie town is visited by a mysterious stranger. Review by Anna Mundow....
“A Mind that Insisted on Utterance”

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“A Mind that Insisted on Utterance”

Remembering Margaret Fuller's implacable spirit and pioneering work for women's rights....
Where the Maenads Danced: Miroslav Penkov on “Stork Mountain”

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Where the Maenads Danced: Miroslav Penkov on “Stork Mountain”

The author of "Stork Mountain" talks about moving to Texas to write "the Great Bulgarian Novel." A conversation with Porochista Khakpour....
Emma Cline on the Dark Side of Girl Power

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Emma Cline on the Dark Side of Girl Power

The author of the bestseller "The Girls" talks with editor Kate Medina on her gripping novel and writing about "a moment where you have excitement or power over your own life in a world that...
Missing, Presumed

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Missing, Presumed

The search for a young woman of privilege provides the plot, but Susie Steiner's damaged and wary detective Manon Bradshaw is the heart of this novel. Review by Katherine A. Powers....
On Friendship

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On Friendship

Do we love our friends because we understand something special about them? Alexander Nehamas thinks we have it precisely backwards. Review by Troy Jollimore....
Reading Africa from Outside: C. B. George’s Picks

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Reading Africa from Outside: C. B. George’s Picks

The author of "The Death of Rex Nhongo" on five books that shed an outsider's light on African stories....
Donald Ray Pollock: “A Better Version of a Dime Novel”

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Donald Ray Pollock: “A Better Version of a Dime Novel”

The author of "The Heavenly Table" on how television and the paperback fiction of his youth have shaped his fiction. A conversation with Mark Athitakis....
Setting Loose the Flock

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Setting Loose the Flock

This week, Twitter turns ten years old. Social media, it turns out, goes back a couple of thousand years further....
Overcoming Invisibility: Mychal Denzel Smith in Conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry

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Overcoming Invisibility: Mychal Denzel Smith in Conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry

"If we're actually invested in this idea of freedom, if we're actually invested in a politics of liberation, how are we going to leave people out?" The author of "Invisible Man, Got the Whole...

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