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Seeing Margaret Thatcher Whole

MARGARET THATCHERThe Authorized Biography — Herself AloneBy Charles MooreHer party still genuflects to her, and a core within it — aging members of the...

Faith and Reasons: Two Authors Explore the Persistence of Religious Feeling

In “Believers,” the anthropologist Melvin Konner takes on a different question: Why is religion still around? Challenging those he calls “the Quartet” of “belligerent...

Darryl Pinckney on Race, Class and Being ‘Busted in New York’

BUSTED IN NEW YORKAnd Other EssaysBy Darryl PinckneyAccording to a rumor in New Orleans, an old family restaurant used to give a free ham...

How to Beat the Market

Zuckerman, a writer for The Wall Street Journal, says he became fixated with cracking the Simons code. And though he doesn’t entirely succeed, he...

Garry Shandling’s Riotous Scrapbook

IT’S GARRY SHANDLING’S BOOK Edited by Judd Apatow A little too scattershot and light on details to qualify as either biography or oral history,...

Why Seth Meyers Loves Having Authors on His Show

“Late Night” has made you an influential recommender of books. But where do you turn for recommendations? How do you decide what to read?Two...

The Evil Repercussions of the American Revolution

TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN How the American Revolution Devastated the Globe By Matthew LockwoodThomas Paine’s aspiration for the revolutionaries of 1776 was...

Among the Trolls

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music | How to Listen“Antisocial,” the new book by Andrew Marantz, plainly states its subject in its subtitle: “Online...

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When Snakes Had Use for a Pair of Legs

Snakes, with their sleek bodies and kaleidoscopic diversity, have long entranced humans. But we know very little about the...
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A Rose Is a Rose Is … Your Experience of a Rose? A Writer Plumbs Consciousness

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