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December 30, 2011

Looking Back 1

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The Morning News “gathered writers and thinkers around the world and asked them to sift through the past year of revolutions, deaths, discoveries, and breakthroughs to answer: What was the most important event of 2011?”

December 30, 2011

Favorite Debuts 1

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Tin House assembles a panel to name its favorite debut novels and collections of the year. Swamplandia! and We the Animals get tapped, but some lesser known titles also make the cut.

December 30, 2011

Post-40 Bloomers: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Last Leopard 6

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One indisputable factor that deprived us of more opportunities to luxuriate in Lampedusa’s gifts was a diagnosis of lung cancer at the age of 60. The diagnosis came just a few months after he finished the novel, two publisher rejections already in hand, a third which would arrive weeks before he died in July of that year.

December 29, 2011

Racist Tintin? 0

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Does the Adventures of Tintin film conveniently avoid the comic books’ racist undertones?

December 29, 2011

To Train Up a Child 0

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The self-proclaimed Christian parenting book, To Train Up a Child, has come under fire in the wake of the three child deaths. Critics started an online petition asking Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to stop selling the book; over 9,000 people have signed it.

December 29, 2011

Read Sugar? 0

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Who is Sugar? Have you read her? Go Behind the Scenes of a Regular Sugar Reader.

December 29, 2011

PDT Cocktail Book 0

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With New Year’s Eve looming, LA Weekly is forgoing their usual cookbook of the week in favor of a cocktail book—The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan and illustrator Chris Gall, the only beverage book that made it into their Best of 2011 “cookbook” list.

December 29, 2011

The Alternative, The Underground, The Oh-Yes-That-One List of Favorite Books of 2011 7

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I have reached out to a band of fresh voices (some new, some established, some you know, some you will soon) and compiled the alternative, the underground, the “oh-yes-that-one” list of favorite books of 2011.

December 28, 2011

Start Spreading the News 0

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Good news New Yorkers: You live 2.4 years longer than other Americans.

December 28, 2011

In Thrall of Print Mathematics 1

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Former nytimes.com design director Khoi Vinh tries to renew his digital subscription to the paper, and it doesn’t go well: “The total customer experience here is haphazard at best, and, at worst — I hate to say this because I am still friendly with many people at the company, but in truth there’s no way […]