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Rodrik’s ‘Straight Talk on Trade’

MANY mainstream economists say they’re appalled by President Donald Trump’s threats to trash trade agreements and tax imports in a drive to shrink America’s bulging trade deficits. Yet economists themselves ...

December 10, 2017, Sunday


Get rich and Kiss goodbye to poverty

GENE Simmons wants you to be rich and powerful, but it’s not going to be easy. You need to learn English, wake up early, turn off the TV and study. “I want to shake you up and tell you a real harsh truth. ...

December 10, 2017, Sunday


Erdrich’s new apocalyptic thriller

EVOLUTION runs amok in Louise Erdrich’s new novel, “Future Home of the Living God.” Ladybugs are the size of cats. Dragonflies have three-foot wingspans. Few women survive childbirth because of a fatal ...

November 26, 2017, Sunday


Author’s eclectic mix of short stories

SUSAN Sontag is best known for her essays, but she also wrote novels, a play and short stories. A new book out this fall, “Debriefing,” brings together all of her shorter fiction in an uneven, intermittently ...

November 26, 2017, Sunday


Feed a passion, gift just the right coffee-table book

KNOW a book lover with a coffee table and a passion? Then you’re good to go on a gift. Coffee-table books aren’t usually high on the self-purchase priority list but they can make great holiday gifts ...

November 19, 2017, Sunday


Book revisits divisive president

AS he began work on what became a thousand-page biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow knew he was joining a very old argument. “I wanted to retire three chief myths about Grant: That he was a crude ...

October 22, 2017, Sunday


Obama love letters to be made public

A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he’d make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend ...

October 22, 2017, Sunday


Authors tackling gender norms

FROM a transgender teddy bear to a fearless girl pirate, children’s authors are tackling gender norms like never before, as debate rages about what it means to be a boy or girl. Visitors at this week’s ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday


New Ivana book lifts lid on Trump life

A new book from Donald Trump’s first wife pulls the curtain back on a tumultuous period of the president’s life, including the divorce that was splashed across New York’s tabloids for weeks. Ivana Trump, ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday


Capturing a bygone era of Brooklyn

ALICE McDermott’s stunning new novel, “The Ninth Hour,” does for contemporary literature what “Call the Midwife” has done for public television. Both recall an earlier era when women in religious orders ...

September 24, 2017, Sunday




 

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