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Letters to the Editor – The New York Times

This content was originally published by on 23 June 2017 | 9:00 am. Source link FELICIA NIMUE ACKERMAN PROVIDENCE, R.I. The writer is a professor of philosophy at Brown University. Continue reading the main story Reader Center In the issue of June 11, the Bookends column asked, “What distinguishes cultural exchange from cultural appropriation?” […]

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Doctor Tells A Personal Tale Of Racial Disparity In Organ Transplants : Shots

This content was originally published by Michel Martin on 24 June 2017 | 10:03 pm. Source link Dr. Vanessa Grubbs and Robert Phillips at their wedding in August 2005. Just a few months earlier, when his kidneys were failing, she gave him one of hers. Courtesy of Vanessa Grubb hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of […]

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Crime: Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime

This content was originally published by MARILYN STASIO on 23 June 2017 | 9:00 am. Source link Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man. Source link

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Paperback Row – The New York Times

This content was originally published by JOUMANA KHATIB on 23 June 2017 | 9:00 am. Source link Photo Six new paperbacks to check out this week. THE GERMAN WAR. A NATION UNDER ARMS, 1939-1945: CITIZENS AND SOLDIERS, by Nicholas Stargardt. (Basic Books, $22.99.) Drawing on personal correspondence and diaries, the author investigates an unusual approach […]

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‘The Force,’ By Don Winslow : NPR

This content was originally published by Jason Sheehan on 24 June 2017 | 11:00 am. Source link “How do you cross the line? Step by step.” Internal monologue is a staple in cop books. There are rules, things you do and things you don’t, and if the cop in your cop book can’t talk to […]

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26 Missing Genes and the Exuberant Affections They Lead To

This content was originally published by RUTH PADAWER on 23 June 2017 | 9:00 am. Source link Williams is caused by the deletion of only 26 of the estimated 20,000 genes that form a person’s DNA. But the impact of that minuscule deletion is enormous. Photo Although most children with Williams have an I.Q. and […]

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The Line Between Speech and Censorship at Bookstores

This content was originally published by on 23 June 2017 | 4:00 am. Source link How should booksellers respond to books that challenge their ability to host an event while also offending their own political or moral principles? A BookExpo panel tried to answer just that. Source link

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‘The End of Eddy’ Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence : NPR

This content was originally published by on 24 June 2017 | 12:01 pm. Source link In The End of Eddy, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR’s Melissa Block. MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: Edouard Louis never dreamed he’d be a writer. He grew […]

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What a World Tour of Tax Codes Can Teach the U.S. About How to Reform Its Own

This content was originally published by DAVID CAY JOHNSTON on 23 June 2017 | 9:00 am. Source link Reid takes us on a world tour of tax systems and the efforts to reform them. He approaches this most disliked specialty of the dismal science of economics with a wry voice and a light touch. And […]

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B&N Eyes Revenue Growth

This content was originally published by on 23 June 2017 | 4:00 am. Source link While the bookseller was able to improve its bottom line through cost savings, executives know they need to find ways to fix stalled sales. Source link

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‘Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud,’ By Anne Helen Petersen : NPR

This content was originally published by Annalisa Quinn on 24 June 2017 | 2:00 pm. Source link In the seventh century B.C., the poet Semonides of Amorgos wrote a catalog of unmanageable women. First, there are the women who resemble pigs, “resting in filth and growing fat.” Other women, he writes, are yapping dogs, who […]

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A Nuanced Novel Examines the Mystery of Radicalization

This content was originally published by DINA NAYERI on 23 June 2017 | 9:00 am. Source link Throughout the story, Rez’s troubles center on his search for identity. At every turn he fancies himself reinvented. When his white classmates accept him into their circle, he sheds his cowering school-nerd persona and gives in to a […]

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ALA 2017: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Urges Librarians to 'Stay Strong'

This content was originally published by on 24 June 2017 | 4:00 am. Source link In a short address, Emanuel welcomed librarians to his city, offering words of support amidst the steep political challenges facing the profession. Source link

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Juvenile Categories Spur Modest Sales Increase

This content was originally published by on 23 June 2017 | 4:00 am. Source link Unit sales of print books posted a modest gain in the week ended June 18, 2017, over the similar week in 2016 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Source link

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A Trip to Southern Italy to Shed Light on a Family Scandal

This content was originally published by MAX BYRD on 23 June 2017 | 2:20 pm. Source link Photo Helene Stapinski Credit Lisa Bauso for The New York Times MURDER IN MATERA A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy By Helene Stapinski 300 pp. Dey Street/ William Morrow Publishers. $26.99. Despite her […]

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This Week's Bestsellers: June 26, 2017

This content was originally published by on 23 June 2017 | 4:00 am. Source link Roxane Gay, Eddie Izzard, and Sherman Alexie release memoirs that explore issues of personal and cultural identity. Plus Newt Gingrich and Naomi Klein land on our list with books that take opposing views of Donald Trump’s presidency. Source link

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Weekly Round-Up: Fun and Family

This content was originally published by Karen Krumpak on 24 June 2017 | 1:00 pm. Source link Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly […]

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20 Years of L.G.B.T.Q. Lit: A Timeline

This content was originally published by CONCEPCIÓN DE LEÓN on 23 June 2017 | 10:47 pm. Source link RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (2002)By Augusten Burroughs Augusten Burroughs’s life takes a turn when his mentally ill mother decides to send him to live with his psychiatrist. Burroughs’s memoir recounts his dysfunctional upbringing — including his sexual initiation […]

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Leftist Indies Put Politics First

This content was originally published by on 23 June 2017 | 4:00 am. Source link In a charged political climate, a few left-wing indie publishers are quietly doing what socialists do best: working together for the sake of all. Source link

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