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January 4, 2012

Best of Full Stop 0

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Sure, you could look ahead to the happenings of 2012, but that’s only half as fun as recapping Full Stop‘s 2011 “Best of the Blog” archives. (Part 2 here)

January 4, 2012

Menswear and Books 0

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Jason Diamond looks at why “books are in [such] abundant supply in the menswear world.”

January 4, 2012

Abandoned Books 0

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This holiday season may set a record for gift returns, and perhaps that’s understandable given the economy. But what does it mean if you simply abandon your things instead? A recent survey by Virgin Atlantic reveals which books are most frequently left behind by their passengers, and it raises that very question.

January 4, 2012

iPublish 2

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Is Apple launching a self-publishing platform?

January 4, 2012

Nihilists Have Feelings, Too: Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the Territory 8

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Michel Houellebecq may be a petty misanthrope and an average prose stylist, but he can also be drop-dead funny.

January 3, 2012

Clinton’s Appetite for Diet Books 0

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Bill Clinton, at 65, has become the Blurber-in-Chief, an activist health convert who has enthusiastically endorsed three diet books: Eddie Shapes Up by Ed Koch, Think and Grow Thin by weight-loss coach Charles D’Angelo, and The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now, a new book by […]

January 3, 2012

Simms Taback Dies at 79 0

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Simms Taback, the children’s author and illustrator known for his version of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, has died at age 79.

January 3, 2012

Queens’ Libraries Speak the Mother Tongue 0

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In many of Queens’ 62 library branches, copies of books are being borrowed are in Korean, Chinese or Spanish. A library branch in Astoria, responding to its own diverse readership, carries children’s books in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese and Gujarati. Striving to cater to the intensifying globalization of its surrounding streets, the New York […]

January 3, 2012

2011 in Physics Books 0

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Every year brings a fresh new crop of popular books on physics and cosmology, or so they say. 2011 was no exception, featuring books on dark matter and dark energy, the Large Hadron Collider, time, the multiverse, cosmic mortality, a bit of history, biography, and even a celebration of “fringe physics.” Here is a list […]

January 3, 2012

Most Anticipated: The Great 2012 Book Preview 83

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At 8,400 words strong and encompassing 81 titles, this is the only 2012 book preview you will ever need.