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Was Zadie Smith’s Novel ‘NW’ Worth The Wait?

Zadie Smith wrote her last novel On Beauty seven years ago — a long time in the anxious world of […]

How Christopher Hitchens Faced His Own ‘Mortality’

When a consummately articulate, boundlessly bold journalist stricken with stage 4 esophageal cancer reports from the front lines about facing […]

New In Paperback Sept. 3-9

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Jeffrey Eugenides, Sebastian Barry, Jodi Kantor, David Margolick and Simon Garfield. [Copyright 2012 National Public […]

No-Bake Desserts? No Sweat

I was once known among my friends as the queen of desserts. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I was […]

An Individualist Approach To The Hebrew Bible

Hebrew scripture is a “message in a bottle,” says Yoram Hazony, and in The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, he tries […]

Conservation Biologist Explains Why ‘Feathers’ Matter

It was the absence of feathers that got conservation biologist Thor Hanson thinking about the significance of them. Hanson was […]

Mickey Edwards On Democracy’s ‘Cancer’

In his 16 years in Congress, Republican Mickey Edwards came to a strong conclusion: Political parties are the “cancer at […]

Chilling Future Awaits ‘Girl Model’ Recruits

In Girl Model, an alarming documentary about the trafficking of Russian child models to the Japanese fashion market, a garrulous […]

‘Wilderness Of Error’ Indicts U.S. Justice System

On Feb. 17, 1970, physician Jeffrey MacDonald called the police to his Fort Bragg, N.C., home. He told the responding […]

‘Children Succeed’ With Character, Not Test Scores

A child’s success can’t be measured in IQ scores, standardized tests or vocabulary quizzes, says author Paul Tough. Success, he […]

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