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- 'The Seventh Bride' Faces Horror — And Still Gets The Biscuits Made
Ursula Vernon (writing as T. Kingfisher) delivers a fleet, stripped-down fairy tale with echoes of Bluebeard and Peter Beagle. Critic Tasha Robinson praises Vernon's tough-minded, distinctive women [Thu, Nov. 26]
- 'All American Boys': A Young Adult Book About A Police Beating And A Hard Choice
A new young adult book tells the story of a police beating from two perspectives: the black boy who was beaten, and a white boy who witnessed it. [Wed, Nov. 25]
- 'Tales From The Loop' Doesn't Forget The Robots (Or The Dinosaurs)
Illustrator Simon Stålenhag has put together a compilation of short stories to accompany his haunting, gorgeous paintings of an alternate Sweden full of aliens and strange technology. And dinosaurs. [Wed, Nov. 25]
- Philosopher At Play: The Twisty Epiphanies Of 'Memory Theater'
Simon Critchley, a British philosopher, has penned an offbeat essay — or is it an autobiographical novel? A memoir thick with fictions? Whatever it is, Memory Theater makes for a delightful read. [Tue, Nov. 24]
- Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices
Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound. [Mon, Nov. 23]