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- Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman
An ad in a March 1852 edition of The New York Times led Zachary Turpin on an electronic search that uncovered a rags-to-riches novella that Whitman published anonymously. [Tue, Feb. 21]
- What A Classic '50s Western Can Teach Us About The Hollywood Blacklist
Author Glenn Frankel says the 1952 film High Noon was inspired by the toxic political climate of the time. "People ... felt they want to get their country back," Frankel says. [Tue, Feb. 21]
- The Circus Is A Glittering Wartime Refuge In 'The Orphan's Tale'
Pam Jenoff's new novel follows two women who sign on with a German traveling circus — and the Jewish baby they're both determined to protect as the darkness of World War II falls across Europe. [Tue, Feb. 21]
- Art Exhibit Doubles As Used Book Store For Spanish Speakers
A traveling Spanish bookstore has opened in Boston, its eighth and last stop. The creator says the art installation responds to the disappearance of bookstores, and the "invisibility" of Spanish. [Tue, Feb. 21]
- After Underage Sex Comments, Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Invite, Book Deal
The American Conservative Union disinvited the far-right provocateur citing comments it said condoned "pedophilia." Hours later, Simon & Schuster said it was canceling the publication of his book. [Tue, Feb. 21]