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ArtsBeat: Dictionary of American Regional English Faces Shutdown

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:21am
The 52-year-old project tracking regional language variations across the country is searching for a new source of funding.

Children’s Books: Frank Viva’s ‘Outstanding in the Rain’

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:00am
Frank Viva’s ingenious new picture book fashions a charming story out of sound-alike phrases.

‘The Shadow of the Crescent Moon,’ by Fatima Bhutto

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:30am
Pakistani siblings in the border region near Afghanistan confront unending violence.

‘Michelle Obama: A Life,’ by Peter Slevin

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:30am
Michelle Robinson Obama, an Ivy League-educated lawyer, has deep roots in the city of her birth.

Bookends: Are Grand Historical Events Better Fodder for Fiction Than Everyday Life?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:25am
Thomas Mallon and Francine Prose discuss Wilfrid Sheed’s statement that “A weekend is a much bigger character than Watergate.”

‘The Fishermen,’ by Chigozie Obioma

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:30am
Guilt and suspicion infect the lives of four carefree brothers in this debut novel.

‘Between You & Me,’ by Mary Norris

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:30am
A language guide and memoir about life at The New Yorker.

‘The World Before Us,’ by Aislinn Hunter

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:30am
Penelope Lively reviews Aislinn Hunter’s novel, about an archivist who explores a disappearance in Victorian Yorkshire.

ArtsBeat: Patti Smith to Publish Another Memoir, ‘M Train,’ in October

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:19pm
Ms. Smith called the new book “a roadmap to my life,” tracking the rock poet through travels around the world.

ArtsBeat: Looking Back at Günter Grass’s Life and Work

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:49pm
Reviews of Mr. Grass’s work and more about the author from The Times archives.

Toni Morrison’s ‘God Help the Child’

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:30am
Child abuse cuts a jagged scar through Toni Morrison’s “God Help the Child,” a modern-­day fairy tale with shades of the Brothers Grimm.

‘Spinster,’ by Kate Bolick

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:30am
Kate Bolick enjoys living single — and so did the five writers whose stories she tells.