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Coveting Vintage Discs in a Digital Universe 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    “Do Not Sell at Any Price,” by Amanda Petrusich, and “Dust & Grooves,” by Eilon Paz, look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records.

Raising a Glass to Chemistry 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    A study of alcohol — its manufacture and consumption — highlights its reliance on good chemistry and the magical process of fermentation that turns sugars into intoxicating drinks.

This Constant Reinvention Called Life 
  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In “Lucky Us,” the novelist Amy Bloom describes the improvised passage through the 1940s by two half sisters, their father and loves.

James Franco, Poet 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    For all his inclination to wander among callings, James Franco’s interest in poetry is genuine.

In Real Life 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Young women grapple with jobs, men and each other in the blogger Emily Gould’s first novel.

Grave Business 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In Ace Atkins’s “The Forsaken,”

Viva la República 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    The hero of Alan Furst’s new espionage novel risks his life for the loyalists in the Spanish Civil War.

Picture Everyone Naked 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Patricia Lockwood’s second poetry collection continues her interrogation of gender, nature and sexuality.

Content and Its Discontents 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    The Internet was hailed as a digital democracy, but has resulted in inequities and concentrations of power.

A ’70s Childhood 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Dan Chiasson’s new collection evokes the father he never knew.
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