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Dear Mr. Editor: Oy, the Tsoris I’ve Seen 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    “A Bintel Brief” is Liana Finck’s graphic rendering of poignant letters written by Jewish immigrants a century ago to an advice columnist at The Jewish Daily Forward.


Literary Lives Laid Bare by the Nanny 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    “Love, Nina” is a collection of letters by Nina Stibbe from when she worked for Mary-Kay Wilmers, longtime editor of The London Review of Books.


If It’s Possible, It Happened 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    In his new book, Max Tegmark compellingly argues that everything that can happen does happen — in at least one of an infinite number of universes.


A Gimlet-Eyed Grunt, Soldiering Balefully Through a War’s Horrors 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    In the newly translated memoir “Poilu,” a Frenchman offers acidic observations on trench warfare while serving on the Western Front.


Language Without a Country 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    A Catalan writer held on to his 1918-19 diary for almost half a century, revising it and creating a portrait of the times.


The Women Behind the Bomb 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    This novel imagines married life at a secret atomic testing facility in remote Los Alamos.


Spare the Advice 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    The world’s poor have been betrayed by the technocrats in charge of global development, William Easterly says.


Taken for a Ride 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs world of pro cycling.


Missing Links 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    In tracing ancient DNA, a paleogeneticist uncovered a relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans.


Let’s Have a Dialogue 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    A philosophical inquiry imagines Plato on an American book tour in the 21st century.
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