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In “Music Is History,” Questlove examines pivotal songs from each of the last 50 years, creating a hybrid of American history, musicology and memoir.

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“The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries” and “When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson” are among some great new terrifically terrifying reads

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The “Pose” and “Kinky Boots” star interrogates his traumatic upbringing in a stirring new memoir.


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Solnit’s ‘Orwell’s Roses’ is the story of a life that doesn’t read like a typical biography.

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Lucy Corin’s discursive family drama is set against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis.

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The novel investigates timely themes — loneliness, grief — in a rich, mesmerizing narrative.

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“The Every,” a sequel to “The Circle,” suffers from the Web’s worst quality: unlimited space.

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Novelist Amanda Jayatissa ratchets up the tension — and the conversation about social injustices.

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What is the origin story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Tara Bennett and Paul Terry got to the bottom of it.

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