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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:26:22 EDTEven the most dedicated readers confess to holes in their reading lists. Here’s how to get over the guilt.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:37:58 EDTEcstatic live shows, the singer writes, gave him the ‘illusion of intimacy without risk.’ Jim Fusilli reviews ‘Born to Run’ by Bruce Springsteen.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:23:03 EDTThe best-selling author shares a few of her favorite things.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:18:53 EDTHumor and intellect make for a joyful exhibit of oversharing.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:13:01 EDTYou might not know her name, but Sister Rosetta Tharpe paved the way for rock ’n’ roll, secularizing gospel by sprinkling the sacred with earthy sensuality.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:55:39 EDTA suburban couple takes in a revolutionary on the lam in this Amazon comedy set in the turbulent ‘60s.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:34:03 EDTChildren as young as 3 years old enforce social rules and conventions—even when they aren’t really there.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:05:04 EDTThe first English-language release of “Bottom’s Dream,” a 1970 experimental novel translated from German, with 1,496 pages and allusions to Joyce, Poe and Shakespeare, is a truly heavy read.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:26:36 EDTThe star of “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” on YouTube makes the leap to her own HBO show.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:02:06 EDTNew quantitative models focus on the hidden architecture of tumor cells.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:53:01 EDTThe actor who played Ron Swanson on ‘Parks and Recreation’ contends with fearsome chickens, shoots an indie film and stars in a video with Michelle Obama.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:06:04 EDTGood research on the causes and consequences of children’s exposure to internet pornography is hard to come by, says Melvin Konner.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:48:38 EDTEveryone leaves their trash on the floor in movie theaters. Joe Queenan asks: What are we saying with our tossed wrappers and soda cups?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:58:42 EDTThe discovery of a long-lost ship prompts a look at how world exploration moved from a focus on trade to an expression of morality.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:37:54 EDTThe history of the word boycott stretches from a dispute over the manager of an Irish estate in the 19th century to this week’s protests in Charlotte, N.C.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:52:52 EDTA new study finds that higher salaries for legislators in the U.S. are associated with more time fundraising for themselves.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:35:07 EDTA Johnny Horton hit from 1960 reminds a football-rules analyst of his seasons in Alaska, the last frontier.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:23:19 EDTThe Colombian author’s newest book, a short novel about a political cartoonist, looks at the vulnerability of public image—and “this strange relationship that opinion-makers have with that.”
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:53:27 EDTScientists at MIT and Georgia Tech have developed a system that can read stacked pages by bouncing electromagnetic waves off them.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:58:51 EDTResearchers are discovering how crucial microbes are to our health and to avoiding a range of newly common diseases. So it’s time to get dirty, eat better and stop overusing antibiotics.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:44:30 EDTThe U.S. could learn from its northern neighbor’s system, which selects immigrants able to make material contributions and embraces multiculturalism.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:46:41 EDTLots of students dream of having someone else write their college essay. Joe Queenan on how not to do it.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:25:25 EDTThe author of the new novel ‘Commonwealth’ deals with dogs, her bookstore and fragile hearts.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:58:48 EDTNew research on rodents shows how a substance in marijuana can reduce motivation. Meanwhile, the partly legalized drug remains insufficiently regulated.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:23:56 EDTA Manhattan museum will show the clothes of Élisabeth, Countess Greffulhe, a major inspiration for Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time.”
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:18:19 EDTDan Ariely answers readers’ questions on job performance, punitive systems and unusual payments.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:41:09 EDTAgent Shep Gordon remembers how a gentle protest song from Teddy Pendergrass touched him—while riding in a Rolls.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:47:49 EDTEmma Donoghue, the author of ‘Room,’ picks ‘The Golden Compass,’ the first of a fantasy trilogy by Philip Pullman, for the WSJ Book Club.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:18:35 EDTBruce Springsteen spent seven years writing his book ‘Born to Run,’ without contacting a publisher. Amid both secrecy and hoopla, the autobiography arrives Sept. 27.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:53:49 EDTPublisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is marking the 75th birthday of its blockbuster franchise “Curious George,” the adventurous monkey created by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:12:45 EDTIn his new memoir, “Avid Reader,” former New Yorker editor Robert Gottlieb distills lessons from a lifetime of reading and writing.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:11:58 EDTIn the era of disembodied texts on Kindles, it’s easy to forget that books used to be created entirely by hand.
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:42:33 EDTIslamic State’s self-declared caliphate is shrinking, but its demise is likely to bring new problems: fresh regional clashes, a revived al Qaeda and more terrorism in the West.
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:06:22 EDTMarc Tessier-Lavigne takes office amid big debates on sexual assault and the role of the humanities at a university known for tech innovation.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 22:36:48 EDTJerelyn Rodriguez, who was raised in the South Bronx, helped found a nonprofit that educates young adults who wouldn’t otherwise get IT training.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:44:49 EDTInvasive species are the greatest extinction threat to animal populations world-wide, writes Matt Ridley, and scientists are using new tools to combat them.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:36:33 EDTDon’t worry about finding your “passion.” Think like a designer: Try out quick prototypes of multiple ideas to learn what actually makes you happy.