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Books of The Times: Review: Anthony Marra’s ‘The Tsar of Love and Techno,’ Stories of Russia 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 21:34:28 GMT 
    Mr. Marra introduces a varied but connected cast of 20th-century Russians, including a “correction artist” who airbrushes the disgraced from photos.

‘Pastrami on Rye,’ by Ted Merwin 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:30:01 GMT 
    The Jewish delicatessen: people, culture, food.

‘Chilled,’ by Tom Jackson 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:30:01 GMT 
    A look at refrigeration and how it affects our lives.

ArtsBeat: ‘Twilight’ Turns 10 With Gender Bender 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:19:56 GMT 
    Stephenie Meyer has reissued her best-selling novel with a twist.

Cookbooks: In ‘Zahav,’ Michael Solomonov Explores Israeli Food 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:25:14 GMT 
    The Philadelphia restaurateur’s offering is part memoir and part oral history, and goes beyond the scope of most chefs’ cookbooks.

Bookends: How Does an Author’s Reputation Shape Your Response to a Book? 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:00:01 GMT 
    Zoë Heller and Siddhartha Deb discuss how what we know about a writer changes our reading.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Brief Candle in the Dark,’ by Richard Dawkins, Puts Intellect Over Intimacy 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:00:01 GMT 
    This sequel to Mr. Dawkins’s first memoir, “An Appetite for Wonder,” presents a public life more than a private one.

‘How the Other Half Banks,’ by Mehrsa Baradaran 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:30:01 GMT 
    Why low-wage earners need better alternatives to banks.

‘Other People’s Money,’ by John Kay 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:30:01 GMT 
    An argument for financial-market reform instead of regulation.

Novelists Reimagine and Update Shakespeare’s Plays 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:50:43 GMT 
    The project’s roster of stylistically diverse writers includes Jeanette Winterson, Gillian Flynn, Jo Nesbo, Edward St. Aubyn and Tracy Chevalier.

Review: ‘City on Fire,’ Garth Risk Hallberg’s Novel of New York in the Bad Old Days 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:21:33 GMT 
    This stunning first novel captures 1970s New York and its magnetic, dangerous allure with swagger and style.

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