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In Reversal, Barnes & Noble Executives Say Store Will Remain in the Bronx 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:38 GMT 
    Executives said the bookstore in the Bay Plaza in Co-op City will remain open for at least two more years.








ArtsBeat: Lily King, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth Win Kirkus Prizes 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:31:17 GMT 
    The prizes, which each come with a $50,000 award, were handed out for the first time.








A Dylan Thomas Centennial in New York 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:18:36 GMT 
    The 92nd Street Y is marking the centennial of Dylan Thomas’s birth with an exhibition and a revival of his 1953 radio play “Under Milk Wood” this weekend.








Books of The Times: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman,’ by Jill Lepore 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:20:24 GMT 
    “The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” by Jill Lepore, is fundamentally a biography of Wonder Woman’s larger-than-life creator, William Moulton Marston.








ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:05:57 GMT 
    The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.








Atul Gawande: By the Book 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:18 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” is a great fan of Dr. Watson: “He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want all doctors to be.”








John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money’ 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:44:22 GMT 
    The British writer John Lanchester demystifies the financial world in “How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say — And What It Really Means.”








Books of The Times: ‘Ebola,’ a History by David Quammen 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:40:42 GMT 
    David Quammen’s “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus” sets aside the hyperbole yet still unnerves.








Barnes & Noble to Leave the Bronx After 15 Years 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:04:45 GMT 
    The bookstore in Co-op City, which opened in 1999 after a three-year community effort to bring it to the borough, plans to close in late December.








Children’s Books: 'Hansel & Gretel,' by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:24:12 GMT 
    Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti reinvent “Hansel and Gretel.”








Harry Styles of One Direction Stars in Anna Todd’s Novel 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:38:51 GMT 
    “After,” Anna Todd’s wildly popular web novel based on Harry Styles of the boy band One Direction, is being published as a book.








Bookends: What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read? 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:13:21 GMT 
    Francine Prose and Ayana Mathis discuss their scariest reading experiences.








Leon Panetta’s ‘Worthy Fights’ 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:02:08 GMT 
    Leslie H. Gelb reviews Leon Panetta’s memoir, which recounts a career in public service, including stints as White House chief of staff, director of the C.I.A. and defense secretary.








Books of The Times: 4 Decades of Inhaling Deeply: A History of ‘High Times’ 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:39 GMT 
    At a time when marijuana laws are loosening in the United States, High Times magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a hefty book.








Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:44:55 GMT 
    Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”






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