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  How Susan Sontag Taught Me to Think The critic A.O. Scott reflects on the outsize influence Sontag has had on his life as a critic. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-08 To Decode White Male Rage, First He Had to Write in His Mother’s Voice How Ben Lerner reinvented the social novel for a hyper-self-obsessed age. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-08 Michael Coe, Maya Scholar and Codebreaker, Is Dead at … Read More

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  Two Candidates, Two Investigations, One Deeply Flawed Agency With “Deep State,” James B. Stewart adds his voice to the conversation about the 2016 election. His scapegoat: the F.B.I. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-07 Want to Learn More About Breast Cancer? Read This Book A 35-year-old journalist responded to her diagnosis with questions — lots of them. In “Radical,” she delivers the facts and the story of her treatment. … Source: The New York Times … Read More

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  The $41 Million Hunter’s Point Library Is Not Handicap-Accessible The Gothamist reports that the new Hunters Point Library in Queens has three floors that are only accessible by stairs. The notoriously troubled $41 million project, begun in 2010, concluded with a September 12th opening. Its design has previously been celebrated as “thoughtfully designed, thoroughly modern civic structure that will … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-07By Anna Gooding-Call Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 7th, 2019 Sponsored by … Read More

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  Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 6th, 2019 Sponsored by Flatiron Books These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Confessions of a Funeral Director by Caleb Wilde for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. An Unnecessary Woman: … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-06By María Cristina García Lynch Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem Nir Eyal, who … Read More

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  Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem Nir Eyal, who wrote the industry manual for hooking people on tech, now has a recipe to free you — even though it was your fault to begin with. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-06 Literary Tourism: Eastern Iowa, With Indie Bookstores Galore I’m a proud Midwesterner, and have loved to call Iowa my home for the past ten years. Iowa is full of lovely towns, both … Read More

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