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Jesse Eisenberg: By the Book

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 6:00am
The actor and author, most recently, of the story collection “Bream Gives Me Hiccups” says Uta Hagen offers some excellent stage advice: “If you have to act stoned, imagine a helium balloon inflating inside your skull.”

Timothy Snyder’s ‘Black Earth’

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:00am
Timothy Snyder argues for a new interpretation of the Holocaust that looks at concerns over food and other resources.

‘The Hotel Years,’ by Joseph Roth

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:00am
A selection of Joseph Roth’s journalism, produced between the wars in Europe’s hubs and outposts.

‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:30am
A look at the rise of extreme poverty and how families survive in its grip.

‘The Silo Effect,’ by Gillian Tett

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:30am
A journalist takes an anthropological approach to the structure of organizations.

ArtsBeat: Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:25pm
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the winners on Tuesday.

Bookends: Is Everyone Qualified to Be a Critic?

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:41am
Adam Kirsch and Charles McGrath discuss what it takes to pass judgment on the arts.

ArtsBeat: Carrie Brownstein’s Book Tour to Kick Off in Brooklyn

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:27am
Carrie Brownstein will be traveling to 11 cities across the United States this fall to promote her memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” due in October.

‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:16am
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ by David Lagercrantz

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:30am
The novel features artificial intelligence and code breaking and suitably icy bad guys.

‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ by Bill Clegg

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:00am
In the wake of a tragedy, the affected reckon with complicated pasts.

ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:51am
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.

Inside the List

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:15pm
Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of.