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ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags

New York Times book reviews - October 23, 2014 - 7:05am
The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.






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'Season Of The Witch' Shines A (Black)Light On The Occult In Rock

NPR Books - October 23, 2014 - 6:03am

Rock 'n' roll rebellion is mainstream today, but Peter Bebergal's new book summons a more shadowed past, when artists like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin brought an occult mystique to the music.

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Atul Gawande: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - October 23, 2014 - 6:00am
The author, most recently, of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” is a great fan of Dr. Watson: “He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want all doctors to be.”






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Book News: Joan Didion's Life, As Seen On Kickstarter

NPR Books - October 23, 2014 - 5:46am

The nephew of the iconic essayist and novelist hopes to produce a documentary on her life, and he's turned to crowd-funding to make it happen. Also: There's been much ado about the dictionary lately.

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'Republic Of Imagination' Sings The Praises Of Literature

NPR Books - October 23, 2014 - 3:03am

The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns, this time with a paean to the importance of literature in a democratic society. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Azar Nafisi may be preaching to the choir.

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Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

NPR Books - October 23, 2014 - 2:31am

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.

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