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Sherman Alexie

B&N PODCAST

Sherman Alexie

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

“The primal need for stories is the most important thing in anybody’s life…we’re all still children being read to.” We talk with the author of You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.
The Invention of Doomsday

DAYBOOK

The Invention of Doomsday

By Steve King ×

This week in 1957, a Soviet launch announced that the era of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile had begun.
Lamplight Voyage: the Magic of Jules Verne

REDISCOVERY

Lamplight Voyage: the Magic of Jules Verne

Essay by Michael Dirda ×

Michael Dirda on why the lure of adventure in Jules Verne's greatest works -- whether under the sea or above the clouds -- remains undimmed.
Dennis Lehane

B&N PODCAST

Dennis Lehane

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In the latest B&N Podcast, Miwa Messer talks with the author of "Since We Fell" and "Mystic River" -- and works hard to keep it spoiler-free.
Birdcage Walk

A READING LIFE

Birdcage Walk

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The late Helen Dunmore's last novel brings an air of gothic menace to the story of an unwise marriage in 18th-century Britain. Review by Katherine A. Powers.
The Essay’s Not Dead Yet: Scaachi Koul and Jason Diamond

INTERVIEW

The Essay’s Not Dead Yet: Scaachi Koul and Jason Diamond

A Conversation with Jason Diamond ×

Scaachi Koul, the author of "One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of this Will Matter" on writing online and at length -- with a bonus explanation of Canada....
In a Lonely Place

REDISCOVERY

In a Lonely Place

Reviewed by Charles Taylor ×

A new edition of Dorothy Hughes's classic work of crime fiction paints a portrait of an all-too-human monster. Essay by Charles Taylor....
The Buzz and the Blues

DAYBOOK

The Buzz and the Blues

By Steve King ×

Eighty years ago this week, guitarists plugged in and a new era in music began.
Extend and Pretend

CURRENT EVENTS

Extend and Pretend

By Christopher Byrd ×

Two works of fiction bring to daunting life the human consequences of an economic crisis. By Christopher Byrd.
Jo Nesbo

B&N PODCAST

Jo Nesbo

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For his latest Harry Hole crime thriller, Norwegian author Jo Nesbo dove into psychological case studies with supernatural overtones.
Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

IDEAS

Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Philosophy seem like a dry subject? A tour through its "revolutionary era" in comics format may change your mind. Review by Peter Lewis.
Doubt and Disruption: Ellen Ullman’s Life in Code

COMPUTERS

Doubt and Disruption: Ellen Ullman’s Life in Code

By Joy Press ×

Ellen Ullmann has been casting an expert -- and sometimes skeptical -- eye over the tech world since the dawn of the digital era. Profile by Joy Press.