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Moosewood Cookbook 40 Years Later: A Guest Post by Mollie Katzen

It's hard to believe, but the Moosewood Cookbook turns 40 this year with a beautiful commemorative edition that includes a new introduction by author Mollie Katzen. According to the New York Times, Moosewood Cookbook is one of the top ten...

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Guest Essay: David Baldacci, on the Origins of "The Escape"

In David Baldacci's latest novel, special agent John Puller hunts down an escaped prisoner who's become the most wanted man in America--his own brother. The Escape is an Amazon Best Book of the Month for November. ~ The year was...

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"Like a Mix of Don Draper and Rasputin": Moving & Shaking in 21st-Century Russia

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 90s, the West rejoiced with the relief that came with the end of the Cold War and the possibility of an era of peace and cooperation. At the same time, its corporations...

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Best of the Year: Celebrity Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2014

It's becoming a thing: Each of the past few years, when we announce our editors' picks for Best Books of the Year, we also share a list of our favorite writers' favorite books. This year we asked some of the...

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"Fog Island Mountains" by Michelle Bailat-Jones wins Inaugural Christopher Doheny Prize

Michelle Bailat-Jones's novel Fog Island Mountains has won the first-ever Christopher Doheny Prize, which recognizes excellence in writing about serious illness. The prize was created by Audible in honor of Chris Doheny, an employee at Audible who lost his battle...

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Guest Review: Michael J. Fox on "The Pollan Family Table"

The Pollan family is expanding a presence in our kitchens that began with Michael Pollan’s ground-breaking book, The Omnivore's Dilmena. Now it's the Pollan ladies, matriarch Corky and three sisters Lori, Dana, and Tracy, in the spotlight with The Pollan...

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Four Great Novels That Can Be Called Post-Multicultural (Or Not)

Jeff Chang has spent the better part of his adult life analyzing and chronicling the role of race in America. The result is Who We Be, a compendium of essays, photos, lyrics, and other snippets that define, well, Who We...

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The Only Way Out of the Apocalypse Is Through

Published earlier this year, Claire Cameron's novel, The Bear, opens on a very dark night: On a family camping trip, a savage attack from a 300-pound black bear orphans five-year-old Anna and her younger brother, sending them on a terrifying...

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Jim Gaffigan Eats His Way Across the USA

Jim Gaffigan has been making us laugh for years, both as a top performing stand-up comedian and the author of last year's best-seller, Dad Is Fat. On stage, Gaffigan freely shares his thoughts, obsessions, and observations of food and food...

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10 Songs: Greil Marcus and the Culture of Surprise

If rock & roll has achieved institution status, Greil Marcus certainly qualifies as one of its pillars. As one of the most influential critics of rock music--a small and vital, club, to be sure--he has made a long, distinctive career...

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