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ArtsBeat: Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York

13 hours 36 min ago
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.

By the Book: Kim Gordon: By the Book

15 hours 6 min ago
The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”

Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:23am
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.

Children’s Books: ‘Winnie’ by Sally M. Walker

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:00am
A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:00am
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘H Is for Hawk’

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:37am
Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” and John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl.”

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:21am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:16am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Inside the List

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:09am
The protagonist of David Duchovny’s debut novel is a talking cow who sets out for India.

‘Lies, First Person,’ by Gail Hareven

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:43am
For Gail Hareven’s heroine, an abusive relative’s return to Jerusalem stokes a desire for retribution.

Essay: The Case of Georges Simenon

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:43am
In Simenon’s non-Maigret “thrillers,” the central character is lured from the cocoon of himself into a wider world of sexual and philosophical peril.

Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Lucky Alan’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:42am
In the stories in Jonathan Lethem’s third collection, the everyday conceals the absurd.

Tom McCarthy’s ‘Satin Island’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
In Tom McCarthy’s novel, a ‘corporate anthropologist’ takes on the habits of homogenized global consumers.

‘Street of Thieves,’ by Mathias Énard

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
Mathias Énard’s novel follows an anguished young Moroccan coming of age during the Arab uprisings of 2011.

‘Thieves of State,’ by Sarah Chayes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
A former journalist and adviser in Afghanistan says corruption is undermining American foreign policy and breeding insurgency.

Open Book: Creature Lit

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:39am
A look at memoirs that explore the complicated relationships between humans and animals.

The Shortlist: Mark Doten’s ‘The Infernal,’ and More

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:37am
New books by Sarah Gerard, Norman Manea, Joe Amato and Mark Doten.

‘Fatherland,’ by Nina Bunjevac

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:36am
How the actions of the author’s father, a violent Serbian nationalist, shaped her family’s life.

‘Irritable Hearts,’ by Mac McClelland

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:29am
A journalist working in conflict zones becomes overwhelmed by the traumas she reports.

‘The Evil Hours,’ by David J. Morris

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:29am
An analysis of PTSD and how the culture responds to it shows effects that extend well beyond the individual sufferer.