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June Weddings — I

by Daniel Menaker ×

Happy Bloomsday

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Happy Bloomsday

by Steve King ×

June 16: Today is Bloomsday, Dublin and the literary world's most celebrated event, commemorating the day on which Ulysses takes place, itself a commemoration by James Joyce of the...
Imperial Bedrooms

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Imperial Bedrooms

Reviewed by Molly Young ×

The author revisits the characters of his debut novel, Less Than Zero, in a Los Angeles haunted by dread.

Hunting Eichmann

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Hunting Eichmann

by James Mustich ×

Now in paperback: Neal Bascombe's authoritative account of Adolf Eichmann's escape from Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, and of the world-wide hunt—led by concentration camp survivor...
Al & Tipper Split

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Al & Tipper Split

by Adam Hanft ×

In the ooze and tangle of grand news like gushing oil and the precarious state of the European piggy bank, the story of Al and Tipper Gore’s separation has captured us with a surprising...

Dreamers of a New Day

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Dreamers of a New Day

Reviewed by J. Gabriel Boylan ×

A new look at the pioneers of women's rights, from Emma Goldman to Ida Tarbell, and their lasting legacy.

Absence of Mind

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Absence of Mind

Reviewed by Thomas DePietro ×

In a challenging work, the novelist tangles atheists and Darwinians to celebrate to the inner life and the expansive self.

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World Cup Flag Facts

by Bruce McCall ×

Divine Payback

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Divine Payback

by Steve King ×

June 15: On this day in 1300, Dante was made one of the six Priors of Florence, the top political office in the city-state. Though only a two-month term—the legal limit, so suspicious...
Beirut 39

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Beirut 39

by James Mustich ×

A legacy of Beirut's selection as the 2009 World Book Capital by UNESCO, the volume, produced in collaboration with the Hay Festival, collects stories, poems, and excerpts from novels composed by...

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Another Mixed (Up) Review

by Gregory Beyer ×

Fathers

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Fathers

by Mark J. Miller ×

The passions, perils, and pleasures of paternity.