Weekend Reading

In this edition, a dishy oral history of the New York music scene post 9/11, people who see dead people, and more...

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Just Say Nein: Hitler's Nation of Speed Freaks

A addiction epidemic consumes a nation while its outwardly abstemious leader escalates an ineffectual War on Drugs. Where are we again? Oh yeah, the Third Reich. Narcotics - cocaine, opiates, and especially methamphetamines - permeated every level of German society, from hausfraus to the military to the upper levels of...

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In this edition, identity crisis, a look under the hood at Uber, and more...

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The Best Books of the Year...So Far

Our favorites, published from January through June...

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Edward Luce Discusses His New Book "The Retreat of Western Liberalism"

Edward Luce's new book is getting a lot of attention lately and for good reason. At the least, it's an informative look at the current state of world politics and economics. But it's also a thought-provoking warning that history is not guaranteed.

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Five Tips for Thriving in Adversity

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died in 2015, it was a tragic turn of events for a woman who operated at the highest levels of business and society. The Facebook chief operating officer and author of the mega-bestseller Lean In was an exemplar of success, the head of a global movement...

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The 2016 Lambda Literary Award Winners

Last week, the 29th annual Lammys celebrated works of excellence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. See which books won in fiction, nonfiction, mystery, biography/memoir, and more.

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Bookmark It

In today's edition, nonfiction for fans of Jurassic Park, a dark and quirky debut reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor, and a book that alleges that Peter Pan wasn't as sweet and innocent as he was portrayed...

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of June

Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay returns with brutally honest and brave memoir, a couple battles piranhas aboard a rickety raft for their honeymoon, and more in the best biographies of the month.

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Excerpt: Sherman Alexie's "You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me"

"I whispered, 'I love you,' and walked, grief-drunk and afraid, into the rest of my life."

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