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"During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books."

—Bill Maher Comedian, commentator

 

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Laura van den Berg’s ‘Find Me’ 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:32:04 GMT 
    Laura van den Berg’s heroine picks her way across an American wasteland, searching for the mother who abandoned her.








Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right? 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:32:04 GMT 
    Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.








ArtsBeat: Marina Abramovic to Publish a Memoir in 2016 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:09:30 GMT 
    The book, to be published by Crown Archetype, will coincide with the artist’s 70th birthday.








‘Please Stop Helping Us’ and ‘Shame’ 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:00:02 GMT 
    Two black conservatives argue that a sense of victimhood, not social forces, creates problems for African-Americans.








Books of The Times: Review: In Olen Steinhauer’s ‘All the Old Knives,’ Exes Recall Love and Blood 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:55:33 GMT 
    In this thriller, former lovers and colleagues in espionage meet at a California restaurant to recall a tryst and resurrect memories of a hostage crisis.






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