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Ben Wattenberg, Neoconservative Author and PBS Host, Is Dead at 81

3 hours 29 min ago
Mr. Wattenberg was a self-professed neoconservative and PBS commentator who was wary of a Democratic move to the left.

Theodore Weesner, Author of ‘The Car Thief,’ Dies at 79

4 hours 49 min ago
Mr. Weesner, whose celebrated first novel was inspired in part by his wayward youth, earned plaudits for his patient, realistic narratives and humanely considered characters.

ArtsBeat: Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay

10 hours 37 min ago
The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.

Books of The Times: Review: Sarah Hepola’s ‘Blackout,’ on the Darkness That Took Over Her Life

13 hours 48 min ago
This new memoir by Ms. Hepola, an editor at Salon, explores the causes and consequences of her addiction to alcohol, especially beer.

Stephen King Releases Exclusive Audiobook ‘Drunken Fireworks’

14 hours 12 min ago
The short story, to be included in a collection titled “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,” is available months in advance only as an audiobook.

Bookends: Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?

16 hours 59 min ago
Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison discuss whether categorical descriptions are as stable or as useful as they used to be.

‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,’ by Kristen Green

19 hours 59 min ago
After Prince Edward County closed its public schools, black children had no access to education.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Quartet,’ by Joseph Ellis, Details the Constitution’s Gang of Four

June 29, 2015 - 1:09pm
A history describes how Washington, Madison, Hamilton and Jay led the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia into producing a document for nation-building.

ArtsBeat: Rodgers and Hammerstein Biography on the Way

June 29, 2015 - 1:01pm
A biography of the musical writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein is scheduled to be published in 2018.

‘By the People’ and ‘Wages of Rebellion’

June 29, 2015 - 2:00am
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.

‘The Full Catastrophe,’ by James Angelos

June 29, 2015 - 2:00am
As the debt crisis drags on, Greece grapples with austerity.

Bookstores Plan Rollout for Next Harper Lee Novel

June 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
Booksellers are finding creative strategies for drawing in customers for the release of Harper Lee’s second novel, including midnight openings, Southern food and discussion groups.

Books of The Times: Review: Kevin Kwan’s ‘China Rich Girlfriend’ Skewers Vulgar Wealth in Asia

June 28, 2015 - 2:54pm
The second volume in what has been projected as a gossipy, good-humored trilogy features tales of the young and superrich as they squander huge sums of money.

Columbia University Press to Publish New Translations of Russian Literature

June 28, 2015 - 2:23pm
The project envisions dozens of new translations of Russian modern literature and classics, selected by Columbia University Press with support from a committee of Russian and American academics.

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June 28, 2015 - 8:58am
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