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What Tweets and Emojis Did to the Novel
The digital age ushered in new ways of reading — and revived old ones (the scroll and the ideogram). Could it also explain the rise of autofiction? Charles Finch considers.
Murder at Lake Maggiore
Piero Chiara’s existential thriller “The Bishop’s Bedroom” explores a dangerous game of deception in the years just after World War II.
Songs of Survival and Rebellion
Their music spans genres and generations, but six iconic performers strike a similar chord in their new memoirs. The dominant note? Honesty.
Design That’s Got Users in Mind
In “User Friendly,” Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant recount America’s long history of making products that take people’s needs into account.
A Tiny Brontë Book Comes Home
A museum in Haworth, England, paid $777,000 for one of Charlotte Brontë’s matchbox-size books she wrote when she was a teenager.
Why Movie Musicals Work
Jeanine Basinger’s “The Movie Musical!” is an encyclopedic tribute to musicals past and present.
Bread Loaf Ends ‘Wait Scholar’ Program
The writers’ conference is changing its aid offerings after attendees raised concerns ranging from sexual harassment to racism to the work cutting into the seminars they came for in the first place.
How to Beat the Market
Gregory Zuckerman’s “The Man Who Solved the Market” tells the extraordinary story of an investor (not named Warren Buffett) who made a fortune on Wall Street.