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Bookends: ‘The Giving Tree’: Tender Story of Unconditional Love or Disturbing Tale of Selfishness?

2 hours 5 min ago
Anna Holmes and Rivka Galchen reconsider Shel Silverstein’s classic, published 50 years ago.






ArtsBeat: Kirkus Announces Finalists for Book Prizes

3 hours 4 min ago
Siri Hustvedt, Dinaw Mengestu, Roz Chast and Thomas Piketty are among the finalists for the first annual awards.






Books of The Times: ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones,’ a Memoir by Charles M. Blow

September 29, 2014 - 10:56am
“Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” a memoir by Charles M. Blow, reveals his struggles with the standards of race and masculinity while growing up in small-town rural Louisiana.






Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon’s E-Book Tactics

September 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
Many more writers have signed on to Authors United, a group not only challenging Amazon on its Hachette dealings, but also asking federal authorities to investigate it on antitrust matters.






Turning a Book Tour Into a Literary Circus (and a Hot Ticket)

September 28, 2014 - 3:02pm
Now in author mode, the young TV star and filmmaker Lena Dunham is promoting her book of essays on a tour that includes literary authors and performances by “remarkable, special weirdos.”






Television Review: ‘The 50 Year Argument,’ an HBO Documentary

September 28, 2014 - 2:31pm
“The 50 Year Argument,” directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, looks at the history of The New York Review of Books.






Books of The Times: In ‘Lila,’ Marilynne Robinson Gives a Prequel to ‘Gilead’

September 28, 2014 - 2:21pm
In “Lila,” Marilynne Robinson tells the back story of the heroine in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Gilead.”