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Atul Gawande: By the Book

2 hours 24 min ago
The author, most recently, of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” is a great fan of Dr. Watson: “He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want all doctors to be.”

John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money’

October 22, 2014 - 2:44pm
The British writer John Lanchester demystifies the financial world in “How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say — And What It Really Means.”

ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags

October 22, 2014 - 1:59pm
The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.

Books of The Times: ‘Ebola,’ a History by David Quammen

October 22, 2014 - 12:40pm
David Quammen’s “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus” sets aside the hyperbole yet still unnerves.

Barnes & Noble to Leave the Bronx After 15 Years

October 22, 2014 - 12:04pm
The bookstore in Co-op City, which opened in 1999 after a three-year community effort to bring it to the borough, plans to close in late December.

Children’s Books: 'Hansel & Gretel,' by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

October 22, 2014 - 9:24am
Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti reinvent “Hansel and Gretel.”

Harry Styles of One Direction Stars in Anna Todd’s Novel

October 21, 2014 - 2:38pm
“After,” Anna Todd’s wildly popular web novel based on Harry Styles of the boy band One Direction, is being published as a book.

Bookends: What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read?

October 21, 2014 - 12:13pm
Francine Prose and Ayana Mathis discuss their scariest reading experiences.

Leon Panetta’s ‘Worthy Fights’

October 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
Leslie H. Gelb reviews Leon Panetta’s memoir, which recounts a career in public service, including stints as White House chief of staff, director of the C.I.A. and defense secretary.

Books of The Times: 4 Decades of Inhaling Deeply: A History of ‘High Times’

October 21, 2014 - 7:36am
At a time when marijuana laws are loosening in the United States, High Times magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a hefty book.

Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

October 20, 2014 - 8:44pm
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”

Books of The Times: John Berryman Is Reconsidered in 4 New Books

October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Several new books include works of, and details about, the poet John Berryman, who would have been 100 this year.

Samuel Hynes Discusses His Book ‘The Unsubstantial Air’

October 20, 2014 - 2:41pm
Samuel Hynes’s new book, “The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War,” was inspired by his life of flying, most notably as an airman in World War II.

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October 20, 2014 - 2:40pm

Books of The Times: Andrew M. Cuomo Tells His Story in ‘All Things Possible’

October 20, 2014 - 12:59pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has written a memoir that also touches on the general state of American politics today.

Books: A Frightening Diagnosis Is Only Start of the Story in ‘Not Fade Away’ and ‘Now I See You’

October 20, 2014 - 11:03am
After learning they had progressive degenerative diseases, two authors reacted as almost any young person would, with denial.