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February 6, 2013

Milord, Milady 0

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“Is this the right time to say ‘Zounds, milady’?” A short history of Renaissance Faires.

February 6, 2013

Free Poetry! 0

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In honor of National Poetry Month, the Poetry Foundation will offer free copies of the April 2013 issue of Poetry. Sign up by March 24th!

February 6, 2013

Boys 0

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Rest assured, fellow Millennials: even Balzac had to intern.

February 5, 2013

Culture Club 0

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Fifty years ago, the New York Review of Books published their first issue.

February 5, 2013

“Sing About Me” 0

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“Good kid m.A.A.d city is a memento mori haunted by dead and living ghosts…When they are pieced together as a sequence they act like Muybridge’s zoopraxiscope: they give us the impression that from these clips we are watching a black boy learn to fly above it all.” Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah looks at hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, […]

February 5, 2013

Wide Sargasso Theory 0

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This year, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle for their groundbreaking The Madwoman in the Attic.

February 5, 2013

The Cat in the Hat 0

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“Ted has another peculiar hobby — that of collecting hats of every description.” Art imitated life for Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, hat collector extraordinaire.

February 5, 2013

It’s Not You, It’s Me 0

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What to do when you and your best friend don’t like the same books.

February 5, 2013

Tuesday New Release Day: Kincaid, Sendak, Shields, Suri, Capote, Wayne, Wodehouse, Nadler, Sloss, Bauer, Wolf, Guthrie 0

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A very big week for new books: See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid; My Brother’s Book, the last book completed by Maurice Sendak before his death in May 2012; How Literature Saved My Life by David Shields; The City of Devi by Manil Suri; a new edition of Breakfast at Tiffany’s & Other Voices, Other […]

February 4, 2013

Wanderlit 0

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As part of their Five Books series, The Browser interviews Colin Thubron, a travel writer from the UK (and author of a recent book on Tibet) who shares his favorite books from the genre.