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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.








Review: In ‘The Buried Giant,’ Ishiguro Revisits Memory and Denial 
  Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:54:22 GMT 
    Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, set in a mythical Britain around the time of King Arthur, examines the impact of amnesia.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘H Is for Hawk’ 
  Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:37:47 GMT 
    Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” and John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl.”








Review: Janice Ross’s ‘Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia’ 
  Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:51:44 GMT 
    A critical study of a choreographer who waged a surreptitious battle against the Soviet bureaucracy.








Bookshelf: Books That Look at Bill de Blasio’s First Year as Mayor, Urban Design and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn 
  Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:18:29 GMT 
    New books examine the start of Mr. de Blasio’s tenure, case studies in participatory planning, and an early-20th-century fighter for socialist causes.








Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:21:28 GMT 
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