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ArtsBeat: Shakespeare’s First Folio to Get 50-State Tour 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:43:55 GMT 
    A book tour of sorts for Shakespeare to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

Review: ‘The Sellout,’ Paul Beatty’s Biting Satire on Race in America 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:47:20 GMT 
    Mr. Beatty’s novel is told from the view of a young isolated black man born on outskirts of Los Angeles who lands before the Supreme Court in a race trial appeal.

ArtsBeat: Jill Abramson, Former Top Times Editor, Signs Book Deal 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:22:53 GMT 
    The book will explore the challenges that traditional media organizations face in the digital age.

ArtsBeat: Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:32:51 GMT 
    Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.

By the Book: Kim Gordon: By the Book 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:04 GMT 
    The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”

A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:15:12 GMT 
    The exhibition, “Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze,” includes nearly 150 Aldines, or books from the press that Aldus founded in Venice in 1494.

Kelly Link’s ‘Get in Trouble’ and Five Other Works 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:33:36 GMT 
    Ms. Link, John Boyne, Seth Greenland, Alejandro Zambra, Elisa Albert and Matt Sumell have published new books.

Review: In Mo Yan’s ‘Frog,’ a Chinese Abortionist Embodies State Power 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:09:05 GMT 
    The Nobel literary laureate’s latest novel focuses on the narrator’s aunt, an obstetrician who switches to an abortionist enforcing China’s one-child policy.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’ 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:23:33 GMT 
    Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.

Children’s Books: ‘Winnie’ by Sally M. Walker 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:00:02 GMT 
    A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

Karl Ove Knausgaard Travels Through North America 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:58:11 GMT 
    The Norwegian author of the six-part autobiographical novel “My Struggle” follows the trail of the first Europeans to set foot in North America. First of two parts.

Robert O. Marshall Dies at 75; Convicted in ‘Blind Faith’ Murder-for-Hire Case 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:28:20 GMT 
    Mr. Marshall was serving a life sentence in the 1984 contract murder of his wife, a case that became the subject of Joe McGinniss’s book “Blind Faith.”

Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right? 
  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:00:02 GMT 
    Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.

Review: Robert Christgau Reflects on His Career as a Rock Critic 
  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:59:26 GMT 
    A memoir by an authority on popular music who spent three decades with The Village Voice celebrates the women he knew but is less forthcoming about major figures in the early years of rock.

Tiananmen Square ‘Negatives’: An Art Book or a Protest? 
  Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:56:50 GMT 
    The photographer Xu Yong published only negatives of his pictures documenting the 1989 protests, but they are likely to be seen as a provocation: Readers can unlock the full images with an iPhone.

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