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  • Food Matters

    Mark Bitttman urges us to eat as if it matters.
    02/04/2009 12:00 am

  • Darwin's Sacred Cause

    The evolutionist wanted his theory to prove slavery wrong.
    02/03/2009 12:00 am

  • Praise Song for the Day

    Inauguration Day poet delivers verse in a tradition of hope.
    02/02/2009 12:00 am

  • Classic review: Pompeii

    02/01/2009 12:00 am

  • The Piano Teacher

    A provincial English newlywed discovers postwar Hong Kong.
    01/31/2009 12:00 am

  • The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front

    Personal accounts add a new dimension to a history of the Great War’s bloodiest battle.
    01/30/2009 12:00 am

  • The Red Convertible

    This collection of short pieces by Louise Erdrich is a rich sampler of her writing at its best.
    01/29/2009 12:00 am

  • The Little Bit Scary People

    A children’s book teaches young readers to find another side to seemingly scary people.
    01/28/2009 12:00 am

  • The Pluto Files

    A lively account of the ‘exile’ of Pluto, everyone’s favorite ex-planet.
    01/27/2009 12:00 am

  • Animals Make Us Human

    Temple Grandin explains what animals feel and why it matters
    01/26/2009 12:00 am

  • Classic review: The Blind Assassin

    Margaret Atwood's "The Blind Assassin" is a killer novel, all right, but it can see exactly where it's going.
    01/25/2009 12:00 am

  • A Rare Breed of Love

    How a three-legged dog won the hearts of everyone from an angry homeless man to Barack Obama.
    01/24/2009 12:00 am

  • The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

    An outcast ‘giant’ discovers the magic of secret spells in this debut novel.
    01/23/2009 12:00 am

  • How to Talk to Girls

    A 9-year-old offers some pretty sage advice on approaching the opposite sex.
    01/22/2009 12:00 am

  • Poe: A Life Cut Short.

    A concise new biography marks the 200th birthday of Edgar Allen Poe.
    01/21/2009 12:00 am

  • Nothing to Fear

    A new book peels back the legend to examine FDR’s first 100 days.
    01/20/2009 12:00 am

  • What Obama Means

    A cultural survey of the history of race relations in the U.S.
    01/19/2009 12:00 am

  • Classic book review: At Canaan's Edge

    Martin Luther King Jr. was no saint, but this nuanced biography confirms his many virtues.
    01/18/2009 12:00 am

  • Bamboo and Blood

    A mystery novel offers a rare glimpse into life in North Korea.
    01/17/2009 12:00 am

  • Emily Post

    Emily Post was a fierce egalitarian who believed that behavior – not income – defined class.
    01/16/2009 12:00 am

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