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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

October 24, 2014 - 1:28pm
Mr. Risen discusses his new book about the war on terror, and Lucy Worsley talks about “The Art of the English Murder.”






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ArtsBeat: Changing the Debate: Katha Pollitt Talks About ‘Pro’

October 24, 2014 - 12:25pm
Ms. Pollitt discusses her new book about the pro-choice side’s tactics in the abortion debate.






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Art and Outrage

October 24, 2014 - 10:02am
New books that circumvent established norms and smash accepted verities to smithereens.
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Critic's Take: Art of Darkness

October 24, 2014 - 7:45am
Must the revolutionary artist ignore the basic laws of decency that govern our world in order to transform that world?
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‘The Immortal Evening,’ by Stanley Plumly

October 24, 2014 - 7:44am
Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb attend a famous dinner party.
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‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott

October 24, 2014 - 7:44am
An 1816 “ghost story” contest had lasting literary consequences.
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Jean Thompson’s ‘The Witch: And Other Tales Re-told’

October 24, 2014 - 7:43am
Folk and fairy tales are loosely reimagined and rendered with scrupulous realism.
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‘Ghosts: A Natural History,’ by Roger Clarke

October 24, 2014 - 7:43am
A 500-year history of apparitions, poltergeists, séances and our longing to believe in the paranormal.
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Edward St. Aubyn’s ‘On the Edge’

October 24, 2014 - 7:43am
In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, a large cast of seekers cross paths at Esalen.
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Letters: Women and Power

October 24, 2014 - 7:26am
Readers respond to a recent special issue, a story by Hilary Mantel and more.
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The Shortlist: Chuck Palahniuk's 'Beautiful You,' and More

October 24, 2014 - 7:25am
New books by Chuck Palahniuk, Merritt Tierce, David Ohle and Fred Venturini.
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Open Book: Spooky Suggestions

October 24, 2014 - 7:11am
Four reviewers share their memories of reading creepy books.
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Horror Novels: Reviews of Anne Rice's 'Prince Lestat,' and More

October 24, 2014 - 7:09am
Reviews of Anne Rice’s “Prince Lestat” and several novels about middle-class domestic anxiety.
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Nordic Noir: New Books by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and More

October 24, 2014 - 7:08am
New mysteries by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and more.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy: Robert Jackson Bennett’s 'City of Stairs,' and More

October 24, 2014 - 7:07am
New books by Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall and more.
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Thrillers: Tawni O’Dell’s 'One of Us,' and More

October 24, 2014 - 7:07am
New thrillers include Tawni O’Dell’s “One of Us,” Sergey Kuznetsov’s “Butterfly Skin” and more.
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Inside the List

October 24, 2014 - 7:06am
Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” No. 10 in hardcover fiction, is the ninth consecutive winner of the Man Booker Prize to make our list.
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Lucy Worsley’s ‘Art of the English Murder’

October 24, 2014 - 7:04am
Lucy Worsley examines the creation of British crime fiction and the growing fascination with foul play.
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Editors’ Choice

October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

October 24, 2014 - 6:57am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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