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Bookends: Which Books Do You Read Over and Over Again?

March 3, 2015 - 6:30am
Dana Stevens and Rivka Galchen discuss the books they return to, and why.






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David Vann’s ‘Aquarium’

March 3, 2015 - 3:00am
A seemingly chance encounter cracks open dark family secrets in David Vann’s novel.
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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Trigger Warning’

March 3, 2015 - 3:00am
In horror stories and science fiction, fairy tales and poetry, Neil Gaiman explores the transformative power of imagination.
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Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right?

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.






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Laura van den Berg’s ‘Find Me’

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Laura van den Berg’s heroine picks her way across an American wasteland, searching for the mother who abandoned her.






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Irvine Welsh’s ‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Irvine Welsh’s tale of abduction and mutual obsession.






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‘The Age of Dignity,’ by Ai-jen Poo With Ariane Conrad

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Changing how society deals with caregiving.






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‘Why Not Say What Happened,’ by Morris Dickstein

March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
A memoir mixes biography and intellectual history.






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ArtsBeat: Marina Abramovic to Publish a Memoir in 2016

March 2, 2015 - 7:09am
The book, to be published by Crown Archetype, will coincide with the artist’s 70th birthday.






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‘Please Stop Helping Us’ and ‘Shame’

March 2, 2015 - 2:00am
Two black conservatives argue that a sense of victimhood, not social forces, creates problems for African-Americans.
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