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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, Nobel-Winning Poet, 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.


T Magazine: The Writer’s Room 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:18:49 GMT 
    Surrounded by photographs, family mementos and the clamor of everyday life, seven authors offer a glimpse into the spaces where they create.








ArtsBeat: Fancy Nancy Lands a TV Deal With Disney 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:18:03 GMT 
    Disney Junior will make an animated television movie and weekly show from the best-selling “Fancy Nancy” book series.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Folded Clock’ 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:51:47 GMT 
    Heidi Julavits discusses “The Folded Clock”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “Shrinks”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news.








‘Washington’s Revolution,’ by Robert Middlekauff 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:39:42 GMT 
    Despite a ragtag army, Washington plotted the way to victory.








Kent Russell’s ‘I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son’ 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:39:13 GMT 
    Essays consider a range of American masculinities, especially at home.








‘The Upstairs Wife,’ by Rafia Zakaria 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:38:27 GMT 
    A personal look at the place of women in Pakistani culture.








‘The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot,’ by Blaine Harden 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:36:34 GMT 
    A pilot escapes North Korea in the Cold War’s early days.








‘The Boatmaker,’ by John Benditt 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:36:03 GMT 
    In this first novel, a loner is intent on a greater understanding of the civilized world, and his place in it.








‘Richard John Neuhaus,’ by Randy Boyagoda 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:35:33 GMT 
    A biography of the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, an intellectual maverick of 20th-century Roman Catholicism.








‘My Documents,’ by Alejandro Zambra 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:34:54 GMT 
    Alejandro Zambra’s stories draw from the age of computers and the legacy of Pinochet.








Thomas McGuane’s ‘Crow Fair’ 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:34:11 GMT 
    Thomas McGuane’s story collection, his first in nine years, returns to the untamed spaces of his native Montana.








‘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.






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