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"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."

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Cookbooks: April Bloomfield’s ‘A Girl and Her Greens’ Delights in the Details 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 01:16:01 GMT 
    In her new cookbook, April Bloomfield is unabashedly fussy about each component, and that’s what makes her simple food so satisfying.

‘Galactic Hot Dogs’ Hopes Readers on Funbrain Will Buy at Bookstores 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 21:34:50 GMT 
    Max Brallier’s “Galactic Hot Dogs” has taken off on the gaming website for children, leading to a seven-figure, three-book deal with Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

ArtsBeat: Daniel Clowes’s ‘The Complete Eightball’ Comes Out Next Month 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 18:11:38 GMT 
    Mr. Clowes discusses Eightball’s history and his latest work, “Patience,” a 180-page time-travel adventure due next March from Fantagraphics.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Hold Still,’ Sally Mann’s Memoir, Reveals a Photographer’s Rich Life 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 17:08:53 GMT 
    Ms. Mann holds back little as she uses words and photos to detail her family, the South and more.

Bookends: What’s the Best Book That’s Been Made Into a Great Movie? 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 15:12:28 GMT 
    Alice Gregory and Charles McGrath discuss the best literature that’s succeeded on the big screen.

Books: Review: Paul Offit’s ‘Bad Faith’ Explores Casualties of Doctrine 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 14:34:56 GMT 
    Dr. Paul A. Offit writes about the costs of substituting prayer for medical care, especially in the cases of those without a voice — children.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Wright Brothers’ by David McCullough 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 01:37:13 GMT 
    This concise, exciting and fact-packed book gives a portrait of the aviation pioneers with detail so granular you may wonder how it was all collected.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Women of Will,’ by Tina Packer, a Look at Shakespeare’s Feminine Side 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 21:37:38 GMT 
    Ms. Packer, the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., examines Shakespeare’s heroines in this book, which grew out of her play.

Charlie Hebdo Award at PEN Gala Sparks More Debate 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 21:13:08 GMT 
    The debate over a literary honor for Charlie Hebdo may take on greater urgency after the shootings outside a Texas conference.

‘Look Who’s Back’: Germans Reflect on the Success of a Satire About Hitler 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 19:54:39 GMT 
    The book’s success is evidence of a generational shift, a sense that 70 years after the Nazis, it’s time to use dark humor to address Germany’s past.

T Magazine: Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 17:32:36 GMT 
    Urban fiction, or street lit, has been snubbed by the publishing industry and scorned by black intellectuals. Yet these authors may just be the most successful literary couple in America.

Rhapsody, a Lofty Literary Journal, Perused at 39,000 Feet 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 00:53:32 GMT 
    For its front-cabin passengers, United Airlines is turning Rhapsody into the Paris Review of the air, attracting authors like Joyce Carol Oates and Anthony Doerr.

Ex-C.I.A. Official Rebuts Republican Claims on Benghazi Attack in ‘The Great War of Our Time’ 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 00:15:05 GMT 
    Michael J. Morell says there is “no evidence” to support the charge that “there was a conspiracy between C.I.A. and the White House to spin the Benghazi story.”

Ruth Rendell, Novelist Who Thrilled and Educated, Dies at 85 
  Sun, 03 May 2015 01:20:20 GMT 
    Ms. Rendell was a prolific writer of intricately plotted mystery novels that combined psychological insight, social conscience and teeth-chattering terror.

Bookshelf: Books on the History of the Police, the Landmarks Commission and the Waldorf Astoria 
  Sat, 02 May 2015 18:31:24 GMT 
    A look at the first 50 years of the Police Department and of New York City’s landmarks law, and a fact-filled book about the Waldorf Astoria.

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