No Smoking, Please | wsj.com
The cigarette was one of those small dragons, but a decrepit liberalism has laid it low. Sarah Milov’s “The Cigarette: A Politic
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Erudite and indispensable | telegraph.co.uk
This erudite history tells how Britain lost an empire, toyed with the Common Market and was rocked by Profumo, says Simon Heffer
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Ronan Farrow’s dark memoir puts the media at the center of intersecting conspiracies | washingtonpost.com
While political unrest roils the nation, left and right unite over a shared sense that nefarious elites plot to abuse and exploi
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Jung Chang: ‘To be a writer was the most dangerous profession’ | theguardian.com
The biographer of Mao on life during the Cultural Revolution, finding strength in her mother, and the sisters who helped shape m
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It may be farewell, but not goodbye: Elton John has a lot left to say | latimes.com
As he continues his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Elton John has also written his first autobiography, aptly titled “Me.”
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A Different Kind Of Journey — Into 'The Body' | npr.org
Bill Bryson is beloved for his travel writing, but his new book takes us not to Australia or to Europe or to Iowa, but on a jour
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A graceful look back at her Hollywood years | latimes.com
After her breakthrough in “Mary Poppins,” Julie Andrews worried that taking the role of Maria in “The Sound of Music” might lead
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Thomas Edison’s Greatest Invention | theatlantic.com
Thomas Alva Edison listened with his teeth. The inventor of the phonograph was completely deaf in one ear and could barely hear
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A Neglected Modern Masterpiece and Its Perverse Hero | newyorker.com
Imagine a novel about an ambitious, slightly coarse, provincial young man, determined to make his name in the capital city. He i
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Being a Child 101: “Coraline” and making the most out of demographics | stanforddaily.com
Dear reader, I have come to a revelation: Children get all the best books. And it’s not like I’m jealous — I’m not. I am ecsta
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At the heart of 20th-century China | theguardian.com
A remarkable story of war, communism and espionage related with nuanced sympathy, but lacking reflection
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'How We Fight For Our Lives' Is One Life Story That Finds Connection To Others | npr.org
As How We Fight for Our Lives is Saeed Jones' biography, it is a unique narrative of the events that shaped him.
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'A Land of Permanent Goodbyes' offers shallow view of Syrian refugee crisis | stanforddaily.com
Over the thousands of years of human history, we’ve left permanent marks on the bones of the Earth. We’ve managed to form civili
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Book Review: "The Testaments" | ucsdguardian.org
<em>A story anticipated for over 30 years, “The Testaments” offers three different perspectives of the dystopian world of Gilead
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More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth | Kirkus Reviews | kirkusreviews.com
The former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue tells the story of her rise in the world of media and high fashion.
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With a New Memoir, Elaine Welteroth Reminds Us That We're 'More Than Enough' | theglowup.theroot.com
She’s known as an arbiter of millennial cool-girl style, but as Elaine Welteroth told <span><a
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Shafak’s ‘10 Minutes’ attempts to represent sex workers but falls short | michigandaily.com
“10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in this Strange World” begins with the end. Leila Afi — who had substituted the ‘y’ in her name to th
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18 New Books to Watch For in October, 2019 | nytimes.com
It’s another big month for books. Ronan Farrow’s book — coming on the heels of “She Said,” by the Times reporters Jodi Kantor a
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Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Discuss New #MeToo Memoir with Ashley Judd | thecrimson.com
On confronting Harvey Weinstein, sticking to journalistic ethics, and convening in Gwyneth Paltrow’s living room
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Robyn Doolittle’s new book Had It Coming is an unflinching look at the #MeToo era | theglobeandmail.com
Every year new zeitgeist-y words are added to the dictionary – recently it was the Bechdel Test – but in 2019, I wish we could t
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