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—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

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‘The Folded Clock,’ by Heidi Julavits 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:33:27 GMT 
    Time loops and circles forward in the essays that make up Heidi Julavits’s diary.








Books of The Times: Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Focuses on Another Apple Era 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:51 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.








ArtsBeat: Fancy Nancy Lands a TV Deal With Disney 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:11 GMT 
    Disney Junior will make an animated television movie and weekly show from the best-selling “Fancy Nancy” book series.








‘The Opposite of Spoiled,’ by Ron Lieber 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:35:12 GMT 
    How to talk with children about money.








Matthew Crawford and How to Survive Brain-Eating Distractions 
  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:00:04 GMT 
    This philosopher-mechanic’s newest book, “The World Beyond Your Head,” takes on the idea of the mind extended and fragmented by technology.








Reviews: New Books From Thomas McGuane, Hanif Kureishi and More 
  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:29:59 GMT 
    Authors explore a family in Staten Island after Sept. 11, adolescence in New Mexico and the rural life in Montana.








Bits Blog: A Conversation With the Authors of ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ 
  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:20:17 GMT 
    Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, who wrote “Becoming Steve Jobs,” discuss the evolution of Steve Jobs and how they won Apple’s cooperation for the unauthorized biography of its former chief executive.








T Magazine: The Writer’s Room 
  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:33:53 GMT 
    Surrounded by photographs, family mementos and the clamor of everyday life, seven authors offer a glimpse into the spaces where they create.


HarperCollins Releases Cover for New Harper Lee Novel 
  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:02:58 GMT 
    The cover of “Go Set a Watchman,” featuring a dark tree and a train, was designed by Jarrod Taylor.








YouTube’s ‘Sunshine Girl’ Comes to Print 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:28:27 GMT 
    Paige McKenzie, known for her mockumentary web series “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl,” is trying to extend her brand with a series of young adult novels.








By the Book: T. C. Boyle: By the Book 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:50:42 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “The Harder They Come” is mad about nature writing: “I want to get inside the head of every creature in the world, even ants.”








‘Night at the Fiestas,’ by Kirstin Valdez Quade 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:16:08 GMT 
    Wayward souls in New Mexico seek out personal deliverance in this debut story collection.








Joseph Kanon’s ‘Leaving Berlin’ 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:11:02 GMT 
    In Joseph Kanon’s thriller, a German-born American writer becomes a spy in Cold War East Berlin.








‘Hausfrau,’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:02:21 GMT 
    The troubled heroine of this debut novel strays from her stable Zurich fold.








ArtsBeat: ‘Family Life,’ by Akhil Sharma, Wins Folio Prize 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:31:24 GMT 
    A panel of five writers chose Mr. Sharma, who will receive an award of almost $60,000. “The fact that I got this prize doesn’t mean that I wrote the best book,” he said, “it just means that I got this prize.”






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