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ArtsBeat: Studs Terkel Audio Archive to Go Online  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:28:13 GMT
A digital archive of Terkel’s oral histories is one of 177 projects funded by new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Kim Philby Case  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:02:17 GMT
Ben Macintyre discusses “A Spy Among Friends,” and Donald L. Miller talks about “Supreme City.”

Bel Kaufman, Who Told What School Was Really Like, Dies at 103  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:19:46 GMT
Ms. Kaufman’s first novel, “Up the Down Staircase,” portrayed the topsy-turvy world of a New York City public school and was based on her experience as a teacher.
‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:27:19 GMT
David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.

Paperback Row  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:09:06 GMT
Paperback books of particular interest.
Editors’ Choice  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:57:55 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:35:17 GMT
Elia Kazan’s letters underscore his central importance in the maturing of American film and theater at midcentury.
Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:34:05 GMT
Tim Winton’s hero, a disgraced and despairing activist in Western Australia, is called to help a childhood friend.
‘Lucian Freud,’ by Phoebe Hoban  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:33:28 GMT
A biography of the painter who crossed paths with everyone from Kate Moss to the Kray brothers.
‘The Golden Age Shtetl,’ by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:33:13 GMT
A history of Jewish life in the villages of Eastern Europe before the period familiar to American Jews.
‘All the Rage,’ by A. L. Kennedy  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:32:55 GMT
Cruelty and lust predominate in A. L. Kennedy’s stories.
‘Take This Man,’ by Brando Skyhorse  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:32:42 GMT
Brando Skyhorse’s turbulent childhood was built on myth.
Howard Norman’s ‘Next Life Might Be Kinder’  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:47 GMT
This novel’s protagonist cannot surmount his grief over his wife’s murder.
‘Liberalism,’ by Edmund Fawcett  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:36 GMT
A history of liberalism, told through the lives and ideas of a dynamic group of European and American thinkers.
‘The Essential Ellen Willis’  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:30:40 GMT
Ellen Willis, who emerged in the 1960s, asked serious questions about culture and politics.