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Sorry, Batman: Dick Grayson Outgrows the Robin Costume

4 hours 32 min ago
Batman’s former sidekick is a sexy undercover agent in a new comic series.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Disclaimer,’ by Renée Knight, Secrets Wind Up in Print

5 hours 21 min ago
In this debut novel, a woman starts reading a story, then realizes that it’s about her and the secret she has kept for 20 years.

Reviews: New Books From Anne Roiphe, Nickolas Butler and More

5 hours 30 min ago
Authors present stories about New York, a college student from the former Yugoslavia and the bus system in a city similar to London.

ArtsBeat: Dashiell Hammett Papers Go to University of South Carolina

6 hours 9 min ago
The Dashiell Hammett archives include hundreds of letters and a replica of the Maltese Falcon.

ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Delivers Work to Be Published in 2114

10 hours 2 min ago
Ms. Atwood provided the first work in the “Future Library” project taking place in Oslo.

Shadowing Jason Matthews, an Ex-Spy Whose Cover Identity Is Author

11 hours 59 min ago
Once a C.I.A. officer, Mr. Matthews keeps his special skills agile and writes novels about spies. His new book, “Palace of Treason,” comes out on Tuesday.

Children’s Books: Winged Wonders

13 hours 15 sec ago
With poetic words and stunning photographs, “Sweep Up the Sun” salutes birds in flight.


16 hours 30 min ago
The season’s horror books include Clive Barker’s “The Scarlet Gospels” and Andrew Pyper’s “The Damned.”

‘Seveneves,’ by Neal Stephenson

16 hours 30 min ago
In Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, Earth’s moon suddenly and spontaneously breaks apart into seven large pieces.

Stephen King’s ‘Finders Keepers’

16 hours 30 min ago
Laura Lippman reviews Stephen King’s “Finders Keepers,” the second entry in a planned trilogy that began with “Mr. Mercedes.”

Books of The Times: Review: In Philipp Blom’s ‘Fracture,’ Careening Atoms in the Era Between the Wars

May 26, 2015 - 6:24pm
The historian explores an era of dizzying technological and artistic creativity, disillusionment and xenophobia between 1918 and 1938.

Books of The Times: Review: Mat Johnson’s ‘Loving Day’ Takes a Satirical Slant on Racial Identities

May 26, 2015 - 2:14pm
The new book from Mr. Johnson, who wrote “Pym,” is about a biracial man who finds out he has a daughter who doesn’t know she is biracial.

Bits Blog: Behind the Downfall at BlackBerry

May 26, 2015 - 12:10pm
A new book by two reporters from The Globe and Mail offers details about the emotional and business turmoil surrounding BlackBerry’s near collapse.

Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets

May 26, 2015 - 9:31am
After 17 years, the confidante for legions of young readers is about to publish a new novel for adults.

‘Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,’ by Charles Leerhsen

May 26, 2015 - 8:43am
Charles Leerhsen’s biography of Ty Cobb reassesses the toxic reputation of one of baseball’s greatest players.

Bookends: Does an Award Like the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Help or Hurt the Cause of Women Writers?

May 26, 2015 - 8:14am
Zoë Heller and Dana Stevens debate the merit of literary prizes for which only women compete.

‘Palace of Treason,’ by Jason Matthews

May 26, 2015 - 2:30am
“Palace of Treason,” the sequel to Jason Matthews’s debut thriller, “Red Sparrow,” does not disappoint.


May 26, 2015 - 2:30am
Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews new books about Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Orson Welles and more.


May 26, 2015 - 2:30am
Michael Ian Black reviews new books by Dave Barry, Brad Garrett, Mamrie Hart and more.