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Imagine Me Gone

FICTION

Imagine Me Gone

Adam Haslett's new novel immerses readers in a life in which music is both food for -- and relief from -- a punishing affliction. Review by Melissa H. Pierson....
Code Breaker

GRIN & TONIC

Code Breaker

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Terror and Fantasy

DAYBOOK

Terror and Fantasy

Five years ago this week, Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbotabad, Pakistan....
Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

TRAVEL

Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

In some countries, walking an oil pipeline's route would be a straightforward hike. In the U.S., it becomes an outlaw's quest. Review by Peter Lewis....
The Sport of Kings

A READING LIFE

The Sport of Kings

C.E. Morgan's epic of a Kentucky horseracing clan traces the legacy of slavery and violence across generations -- and exults in the power of language. Review by Katherine A. Powers....
The Lonely City

BEYOND CATEGORY

The Lonely City

Why are the most teeming places on earth also among the most isolating? And why does feeling alone in the crowd turn out to be so great for art? Rachel Syme follows Olivia Laing's journey to...
Love and Money: Cynthia Sweeney Talks “The Nest” with Susan Orlean

DISCOVER

Love and Money: Cynthia Sweeney Talks “The Nest” with Susan Orlean

The author talks about how she set out to write a story of a family -- and discovered she'd created a novel about our obsession with money and inheritance....
Welcome to the Working Week

AMERICAN HISTORY

Welcome to the Working Week

This week in 1926, the forty-hour work week was born. Can it survive?...
The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

CURRENT EVENTS

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

A legendary journalist pries into the stories behind the story. Review by Peter Lewis....
Daredevils

FICTION

Daredevils

In Shawn Vestal's debut novel, a young woman's escape route from a life she didn't choose intersects with a 1970s folk hero. Review by Liesl Schillinger....
Formerly Future: The Lost World of the Scientific Romance

LIBRARY WITHOUT WALLS

Formerly Future: The Lost World of the Scientific Romance

In the era before "science fiction" and "fantasy" diverged, writers from H.G. Wells to Olaf Stapledon charted new worlds over the horizon and under the surface. By Michael Dirda....
All the World’s a Cage

DAYBOOK

All the World’s a Cage

As the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death approaches, a story of reading the Bard behind bars....

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