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A 'Garden' Full Of Dazzling, Whimsical Tales

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:03am

Young Woman in a Garden brings together 24 previously published short stories by the fantasy fabulist Delia Sherman. Reviewer Jason Heller says it's full of dazzle and heart, with a dark edge.

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Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:12pm

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:00pm

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

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An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:18am

In the book @War, Shane Harris reports that U.S. intelligence agencies, sometimes aided by corporations, are trying to dominate cyberspace. It's "changing the Internet in fundamental ways," he says.

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Book News: Mo'ne Davis Steps From The Pitcher's Mound Into Memoir

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:32am

The teen pitcher, who made history at the Little League World Series, will tell her story in a book to be released in March. Also: R.A. Montgomery, an innovator in interactive reading, dies at age 78.

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Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:11am

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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For One Essayist, 'The Unspeakable' Isn't Off-Limits

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:47pm

Meghan Daum's new collection looks at life in that awkward stage of adulthood that comes before you'd call yourself middle-aged. "Are we in the twilight of youth?" she asks. "That sounds not good."

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