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Arts, Briefly: Globally Minded Books Win Bancroft Prize 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:06:14 GMT 
    Books on the international cotton trade and on the shipboard slave revolt that inspired Herman Melville’s short story “Benito Cereno” have won this year’s prize.








Mary Norris Muses on a Lifetime of Literary Vigilance in ‘Between You & Me’ 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:02:53 GMT 
    A copy editor at The New Yorker looks back at her unusual career in a new book that reflects on the subtle mysteries of hyphens, commas, spelling, and many other topics, even profanity in print.








Bookends: When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect? 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:02 GMT 
    Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser debate whether pleasure in reading is trivial or vital.








‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:30:02 GMT 
    A portrait of a volatile boy wonder and his path to technological vanguard.








‘The Contender,’ a Biography of Andrew Cuomo 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:30:01 GMT 
    A biography of Andrew Cuomo shows how he has often defined himself in opposition to the record of his father, Mario.








Books of The Times: Review: Charles Simic Displays a Poet’s Voice and His Passions 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:00:03 GMT 
    Two new books by this Pulitzer winner, “The Lunatic,” a book of poems, and an essay collection, “The Life of Images,” are intense and intensely charming.








Books of The Times: Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Focuses on Another Apple Era 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:25:41 GMT 
    “Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, focuses on the period between Mr. Jobs’s first and second stints as Apple’s leader.








Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Brothers’ and the Boston Marathon Bombing 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:40:28 GMT 
    The Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen explains how the American dream went so wrong for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers linked to the Boston Marathon bombing.








ArtsBeat: Ready Thyself for an All-Night Philosophy Jam 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:47:08 GMT 
    At “A Night of Philosophy,” more than 60 philosophers will hold forth on knotty problems in logic, ethics, metaphysics and religion








‘All the Old Knives,’ by Olen Steinhauer 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:46:08 GMT 
    Olen Steinhauer’s thriller takes place, almost entirely, across a restaurant table.


Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’ 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:33:11 GMT 
    In Hanya Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.


T Magazine: Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Faves 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:32:10 GMT 
    Here, the screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Dredd” on his five favorite genre offerings.








Books of The Times: Review: ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’ Delves Into Infamy in the Age of Social Media 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:46:01 GMT 
    Jon Ronson examines public missteps and the revenge they attracted, trying to grasp some sense of proportion between the two, or at least figure out the rules of the game.








Books of The Times: Review: ‘The American People, Volume 1’ by Larry Kramer Retells History With Passion 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:34:38 GMT 
    Many histories of gay men in America begin with the Stonewall riots, but Mr. Kramer’s novel rewinds to prehistoric monkeys swapping viruses in the jungle.








Tomas Transtromer, Swedish Poet Who Won Nobel, Dies at 83 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:58:39 GMT 
    Mr. Transtromer was known for his spare yet evocative imagery and his explorations of identity.
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