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ArtsBeat: A Sad and Remarkable Life: Breanne Fahs Talks About ‘Valerie Solanas’ 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:33:23 GMT 
    Ms. Fahs discusses the life and work of the radical thinker who shot Andy Warhol.








James Baldwin, Born 90 Years Ago, Is Fading in Classrooms 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:30:01 GMT 
    James Baldwin, the Harlem-born author of the classic “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” was born 90 years ago this year, and educators are trying to inspire renewed interest in his work.








Alistair MacLeod, a Novelist in No Hurry, Dies at 77 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:53:48 GMT 
    Mr. MacLeod, a Canadian author, won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2001 for his novel “No Great Mischief.”








Currents: Books: Essentially Japanese 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:57:49 GMT 
    “Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design,” written by Kenya Hara, presents classic objects created over the past six centuries.








‘Fallout,’ by Sadie Jones, and More 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:31 GMT 
    Anger, anguish, infidelity and the limits of wealth are among the themes explored in six new novels this month.








Books of The Times: ‘Rebel Music,’ by Hisham D. Aidi 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:51:25 GMT 
    “Rebel Music” by Hisham D. Aidi, describes the eagerness of young Muslims in every culture to find musical expression that feels like a safe haven in a combative world.








Richard H. Hoggart, 95, ‘Chatterley’ Defender, Dies 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:45:56 GMT 
    In a landmark obscenity case, Professor Hoggart stepped up to defend an explicit novel that was censored in Britain for more than three decades.


ArtsBeat: Dodge Poetry Festival Set to Return to Newark 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:17:36 GMT 
    The festival will include former poets laureate and a tribute to Amiri Baraka.








ArtsBeat: A New Class of American Academy Fellows 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:34:00 GMT 
    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected 204 new members, including Al Pacino and Jules Feiffer.








ArtsBeat: Poetry Profiles: Louisiana State University Press 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:30 GMT 
    An interview with MaryKatherine Callaway, the director of LSU Press.








Children’s Books: ‘The Day I Lost My Superpowers’ and ‘Flight School’ 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:00 GMT 
    Two new books remind us that children’s outsize desires are often best fulfilled imaginatively.








Critic’s Notebook: ‘All God’s Dangers,’ a Forgotten Autobiography 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:29:16 GMT 
    “All God’s Dangers,” a sharecropper’s story that won a National Book Award in 1975, still rings true 40 years later.








Books of The Times: ‘A Bintel Brief’ Is Liana Finck’s Graphic Book of Letters 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:27 GMT 
    “A Bintel Brief” is Liana Finck’s graphic rendering of poignant letters written by Jewish immigrants a century ago to an advice columnist at The Jewish Daily Forward.


Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:32:27 GMT 
    Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.








ArtsBeat: Digital Public Library of America Marks a Year of Rapid Growth 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:11:59 GMT 
    The project, aimed at providing online access to the nation’s cultural repositories, has tripled in size since opening in 2013.






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