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A Boat Has Gone Missing. Goods Have Been Stolen. We're Reading Daniel Handler's We Are Pirates

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

As children's book author Lemony Snicket, Handler is best known for A Series of Unfortunate Events. We Are Pirates is his new novel for adults, and it's this month's book club pick. 

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Eveline

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A chance for happiness in a James Joyce classic.

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Roy Spivey

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Close encounter with a celebrity.

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Closure

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A former girlfriend gets extreme closure.

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Miss Connection

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Girl meets boy meets girl at Trader Joe's.

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All You Have to Do

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What to wear to find the girl of your dreams.

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Missed Connections

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Finding the girl of your dreams; losing the boy of your dreams; extreme closure, and close encounters with a celeb.

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One More Thing with BJ Novak

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The hare beats the tortoise, great writers steal—literally—and a brand-name cereal can change your life, in three antic tales from BJ Novak.

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Great Writers Steal

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A play on words

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The Rematch

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Tortoise vs. hare: this time, it's different.

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Kellogg’s (or: The Last Wholesome Fantasy of the Middle-School Boy)

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Your breakfast cereal can change your life.

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A Comedy Star Falls To Earth in Nick Hornby's New Novel

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Life begins imitating art for the rising comedian Sophie Straw in Hornby's "Funny Girl." 

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Karen Russell On Balancing Writing, Technology, and Boredom

Friday, January 30, 2015

How to balance writing with the barrage of smartphone interruptions? Karen Russell gives her advice.

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Hoping, Trying, To Save a Marriage

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Connie tells Douglas that she wants a divorce, three decades after they first meet. David Nichols’ new novel describes what happens next.

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David Rakoff Remembered

Thursday, January 29, 2015

David Sedaris, who was a friend of the late David Rakoff’s, praises him as a “lover of language” who “could read anything" in this special tribute episode.

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The Politics of Illness and Healthcare

Thursday, January 29, 2015

David J. Morris talks about the history of PTSD. Dan Harris embraces meditation. David Nicholls on his new novel. Steven Brill discusses the politics behind the ACA.

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A Computer Virus, A Jailbreak, And A Potential Cyber War

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey talks about his new novel, Amnesia, about a virus in an Australian prison computer system that causes hundreds of asylum-seekers to walk free.

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Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A girl in peril in a chiller by Joyce Carol Oates

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Havahart

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Too many cats.

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Sticks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A dysfunctional father communicates in "sign" language.

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