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David Mamet On 'Chicago': 'These Were The Stories You Grew Up With'

NPR Books - 9 hours 1 min ago

The playwright and screenwriter's first novel in 20 years is set in the Windy City of the 1920s, where the mob rules, the market for sin is thriving and the dialogue is as distinctive as ever.

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Patton Oswalt On His Late Wife's Search For The Golden State Killer

NPR Books - 9 hours 1 min ago

Before Michelle McNamara died in 2016, she was working on a book that aimed to bring a serial rapist and murderer to justice. I'll Be Gone in the Dark has now been published.

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Curl Up With 'The Tuscan Child,' A Truly Cozy Mystery

NPR Books - 10 hours 7 min ago

This tale of an RAF pilot, the Italian woman who rescues him after a crash, and 30 years later, his daughter, is so skillful and comforting that you may not even notice the fact that there's a war on.

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'The Dialogues' Takes On Physics And Reality In Words And Pictures

NPR Books - February 23, 2018 - 8:21am

Commentator Adam Frank interviews physicist Clifford Johnson, who has taken a new approach to the exploration of questions about the nature of the universe — the graphic novel.

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The Enduring Lyricism Of W.E.B. Du Bois' 'The Souls Of Black Folk'

NPR Books - February 23, 2018 - 2:01am

The collection of essays about black American life has been republished for Du Bois' 150th birthday anniversary — and still has plenty to say to those encountering it.

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This Is Moebius' Brain Off Drugs: Late Artist Gets High On Life

NPR Books - February 22, 2018 - 4:00am

Inside Moebius is the last long-form book the legendary French comic artist completed before his death in 2012. It's a loopy story based on the notes he kept while weaning himself off of marijuana.

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W.E.B. Du Bois At 150

NPR Books - February 22, 2018 - 2:07am

The great African-American sociologist, historian and writer W.E.B. Du Bois was born 150 years ago this week. His classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, has been republished with a new introduction.

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