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2015 Books Gift Guide 
  Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:39:35 GMT 
    Art books, graphic novels, and fiction and nonfiction.

Children’s Books: It’s Sort of Good to Be the King 
  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:24:56 GMT 
    A picture book in the tradition of “The Little Prince” delivers minimalist philosophical lessons on power.

Ian Kershaw’s ‘To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949’ 
  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:44:29 GMT 
    The first volume of a new history of modern Europe covers two world wars and the troubled years between them.

‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,’ by Lisa Randall 
  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:43:25 GMT 
    Dark matter, according to Lisa Randall, may be responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and the subsequent rise of mammals.

‘Brief Candle in the Dark,’ by Richard Dawkins 
  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:24:10 GMT 
    Dawkins’s second memoir plumbs his grown-up research, reflections and controversies.

Bookends: Is It Still Possible to Be a Public Intellectual? 
  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:00:01 GMT 
    Pankaj Mishra and Alice Gregory discuss the fate of the public intellectual in an age of specialization.

‘Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World,’ by Tim Whitmarsh 
  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:56:12 GMT 
    Whitmarsh argues that atheism isn’t a product of the modern age but reaches back to early Western intellectual tradition in the ancient Greek world.

‘The Complete Works of Primo Levi’ 
  Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:30:01 GMT 
    Three volumes bring into focus the breadth and coherence of Levi’s genius.

‘Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal,’ by Jay Parini 
  Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:30:00 GMT 
    A new biography of Gore Vidal, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, social and political player.

‘The Money Makers,’ by Eric Rauchway 
  Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:53:55 GMT 
    Monetary policy’s role in overcoming the Great Depression.

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: David Hare’s Memoir 
  Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:18:11 GMT 
    Hare discusses “The Blue Touch Paper,” and Sarah Vowell talks about “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.”

ArtsBeat: Winnie-the-Pooh’s Skull: Relic of Inspirational Bear Goes on Display 
  Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:31:14 GMT 
    The skull of Winnipeg, the bear that inspired “Winnie-the-Pooh,” has gone on display in London.

The Shortlist: Faction 
  Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:32:00 GMT 
    New novels include roles for Friedrich Engels, Alice James and Mark Twain.

Author’s Note: Aural Sex 
  Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:31:59 GMT 
    Audio recordings of erotic fiction are a booming business.

‘Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty,’ by Dan Jones 
  Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:31:57 GMT 
    Magna Carta’s historical importance is still debated, but the story behind it has its own merits.

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