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"Life is messy, and it’s okay if you are too": Jessica Valenti on "Sex Object"

Jessica Valenti’s memoir is sure to provoke discussion at any time, but maybe now more than ever. We asked Valenti some pointed questions about her work and her reputation as one of the leading feminist thinkers of a generation.

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Books for Baby

Is there a baby shower coming up on your calendar and you have no idea what to get? Here are some of my favorite books to start a little one's library.

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Zombie Ants, Robo-Crabs, and Confused Crustaceans

Have you heard the one about the wasp that turns cockroaches into living food trucks for its larvae? If not, you have a choice to make: to immediately read or assiduously avoid Kathleen McAuliffe's This Is Your Brain on Parasites.

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Recipe Road Test: Watermelon Avocado Salad from "Raw.Vegan.Not Gross."

Looking for the perfect summer salad? Laura Miller's got it covered in her first cookbook that's fast becoming one of our favorites.

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The Best Books of June: Nonfiction

A selection of some of our favorite nonfiction picks for June, including a horrorshow exploration of microscopic maladies, Mary Roach's funny, fascinating look at the science overcoming our soldiers' non-gun-wielding adversaries, and more.

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A Taste of "Food and the City"

What's it like to work in a professional New York City kitchen? Author Ina Yalof talked to the people behind the meals and menus in essays like the one you'll find in this exclusive excerpt:

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Putting "The Joy of Less" Into Action

Do you ever wonder what would happen if you had someone who writes about organization help you out? We asked Francine Jay, the author of "The Joy of Less" to come to our office...

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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

"We Don’t Know Our Hearts Until Life Puts Us to the Test"--Chris Cleave on "Everyone Brave Is Forgiven"

On the heels of Memorial Day it seems apropos to post this Q&A we did recently with Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, which is set during WWII...

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Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction

A selection of some of our favorite nonfiction picks for May, including a "biography" of the gene, a meditation on tribal culture--across all cultures--from Sebastian Junger, and a story of modern China as told through the lens of a single Shanghai street.

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Not Just Another Walk in the Woods

Spectacular images from Walking the Himalayas, the latest of two epic accounts of travel and adventure on foot by Levison Wood.

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