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Bookshelf: A Fresh Lens on the Notorious Episode of Ota Benga 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 20:21:59 GMT 
    Pamela Newkirk engrossingly transforms what was billed in 1906 as a lesson in ethnography into a larger window on racism.

ArtsBeat: Mandela Documentary Wins Top Prize for Audio Books 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 18:47:40 GMT 
    “Mandela: An Audio History,” a documentary with first-person interviews and archival recordings, was named the Audiobook of the Year by the Audio Publishers Association.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’ 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 18:14:26 GMT 
    Ms. Blume talks about her new novel; Liesl Schillinger rounds up new travel books; and Vanessa Grigoriadis discusses Wednesday Martin’s memoir, “Primates of Park Avenue.”

ArtsBeat: James Bond to Find an Old Acquaintance in New Novel: Pussy Galore 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:13:26 GMT 
    The author Anthony Horowitz reveals some details of his coming James Bond novel, “Trigger Mortis.”

‘Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir,’ by Wednesday Martin 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:11:22 GMT 
    Wednesday Martin’s memoir is a takedown of upper-class culture by an outsider with a front-row seat.

  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:10:04 GMT 
    New cookbooks include “Food52 Genius Recipes,” “Milk Bar Life” and “A Bird in the Hand.”

Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:05:57 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:00:26 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.

Gary Clement’s ‘Swimming, Swimming,’ and More 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:45:36 GMT 
    A place for playing with friends, freeing the imagination and, of course, swimming: Three picture books celebrate the pool.

‘The Last Bookaneer,’ by Matthew Pearl 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:45:30 GMT 
    Matthew Pearl’s fifth novel conceives of 19th-century literary pirates who published manuscripts and books without their authors’ permission as swashbuckling criminals.

‘Bitter Bronx’ and ‘Just Kids From the Bronx’ 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:45:13 GMT 
    An interlocking collection of short fiction and a sprawling series of reminiscences, both set in the Bronx.

‘Church of Marvels,’ by Leslie Parry 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:45:05 GMT 
    This debut novel tells closely linked stories set in New York City in the 1890s.

‘The Sculptor,’ by Scott McCloud 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:36:41 GMT 
    In Scott McCloud’s first graphic novel since 1998, a sculptor trades his life for his art.

‘Gironimo!’ and ‘Lanterne Rouge’ 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:36:29 GMT 
    One writer retraces the 1914 route of the Tour of Italy, and another researches the men who have finished last in the Tour de France.

‘Beale Street Dynasty’ and ‘Dreams to Remember’ 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:36:22 GMT 
    “Beale Street Dynasty” adds a fascinating chapter to civil rights history, and “Dreams to Remember” evokes the fire of Otis Redding and his Memphis label, Stax Records.

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