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No Better Spirit

The incredible stories of Ursula Le Guin make arguments about genre seem foolish.

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Nov. 2 2012 11:26 PMLike, Not Brutally TragicSlate readers demanded that Dan Kois review a Clueless spin-off. In it he found a bittersweet reminder of how publishing used to be.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:20 PMInjusticeDid William Rehnquist’s practical jokes and bonhomie disguise a vicious, racist ideologue?
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Nov. 2 2012 11:16 PMThe Deep, Dark ForestPhilip Pullman retells the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:12 PMThere’s No Then ThenThe dark days of Detroit.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:08 PMThe Open ClosetJohn Schwartz accepted his gay son. He attempted suicide anyway.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 2 2012 11:04 PMThe Audio Book Club on Cloud AtlasOur critics discuss David Mitchell’s 500-year puzzle epic.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:00 PMThe Sorrows of Young LincolnA debut graphic novel explores the 16th president’s depressive early years as a lawyer in Springfield, Ill.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:24 PMThe Different DrummerJames Wood wishes he was Keith Moon, but thank goodness he’s not.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:18 PM“A Seeker After Beauty, Wherever It Might Be Found”Margaret Talbot’s father acted in everything from 1930s studio pictures to Plan 9 From Outer Space.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:14 PMNot as Nice as You ThinkOn Barbara Kingsolver and the problems of socially responsible novels.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:10 PMScandal at the National Book AwardsWas The Moviegoer’s victory in 1962 a fix?
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Nov. 2 2012 11:06 PMMean Is the EndThis is the dek of a book review of a book about paperwork.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:02 PMThe Birth of 33⅓How Columbia Records won the battle of the speeds. Plus: Rare photos of Aretha, Streisand, Sinatra, and more.