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Angels in America: The Complete Oral History

How Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.

Culturebox
June 20 2016 12:59 PMWhere Is the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Gun Control?And what would it look like?
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June 10 2016 1:11 PMThe Clerk, the Construction Worker, the Mom, and the GoldfishThe unlikely superheroes of the charming all-ages comic Power Up.
The Audio Book Club
June 10 2016 11:12 AMThe Audio Book Is EligibleSlate critics discuss Curtis Sittenfeld’s contemporary update of Pride and Prejudice.
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June 9 2016 11:16 AMSacred RageTerry Tempest Williams on America’s national parks and the threats they face.
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June 8 2016 4:34 PMRewinding Helen DeWittThe return of her remarkable novel The Last Samurai is perfect for our streaming-video moment.
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June 7 2016 11:10 AMExperts in Female SadnessThe Girls explores how ordinary men—and murderous psychos—use women to achieve their goals.
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June 7 2016 7:15 AMAn Interview With Lydia Millet and Jenny Offill Two close friends on bad writing habits, creative ambition, and which lines they’d steal from each other’s books.  
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June 6 2016 10:03 AMThe Great Masterpiece of Human CivilizationIt’s the internet, argues Virginia Heffernan in Magic and Loss.
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May 30 2016 10:33 AMThe Way We Live NowAnthony Trollope knows us, and he loves us just the same.
Culturebox
May 11 2016 12:47 PMWhit Stillman, Meet Jane AustenThe Metropolitan filmmaker’s great new movie reveals he has less in common with the author than fans might expect.
The Audio Book Club
May 6 2016 11:32 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets Lab GirlSlate critics discuss Hope Jahren’s memoir of plants and friendship. 
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May 5 2016 11:43 AMRules for Dating My DaughterA cartoonist wrestles with the tough questions of modern parenting in a collection of clever graphic essays.
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May 4 2016 10:00 AMSpeak, MotherhoodHow parenting can birth great writing.
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May 3 2016 1:48 PMOn Being RapedCould one man’s harrowing story encourage more male victims of sexual assault to come forward?
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May 2 2016 9:00 AMLabored ProseWhy are depictions of childbirth taboo in literary fiction?
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June 15 2016 2:06 PMWhite TrashA new window into the time-honored tradition of American politicians stoking racial and class tensions for personal gain.
Doublex
June 10 2016 11:22 AMLove, and Do What You WillAmy Rose Spiegel writes a sex advice book for a progressive generation.
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June 10 2016 9:04 AMSusan and StefánieSusan Faludi writes about her difficult relationship with her trans father.
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June 9 2016 7:45 AMExtra OrdinaryPoets Maggie Dietz and Tess Taylor find the astonishment in everyday life.
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June 8 2016 7:15 AMModern LoversEmma Straub’s new novel beautifully captures the breathless momentum of youth—and the heartbreaks of growing up.
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June 7 2016 11:08 AMThe Paper Girls and the Alien InvadersA new comics series from the creator of Y: The Last Man puts tween girls at the center of the story.
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June 6 2016 1:20 PMDispatches From the FrontCancer destroys life, but writing amplifies it.
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June 6 2016 8:30 AM“I Was Thinking About Blackness in America”Yaa Gyasi on her debut novel, Homegoing; the writer as public figure; and getting blurbed by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Brow Beat
May 12 2016 10:04 PMGeek Love Author Katherine Dunn Dies at 70
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May 8 2016 8:02 PMIs “Grit” Really the Key to Success?A new book says you need passion and perseverance to achieve your goals in work and life. Is this a bold new idea or an old one dressed up to be the latest self-help sensation?
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May 5 2016 3:51 PMWhere Is the Voice Coming From?An extraordinary metaphysical thriller from Lydia Millet.
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May 4 2016 4:48 PMThe Ocean of SadnessMelissa Broder and the satisfaction of embracing the world of feeling.
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May 3 2016 4:15 PMSave the Allegory!An entire literary tradition is being forgotten because writers use the term allegory to mean, like, whatever they want.
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May 2 2016 12:22 PMThe DisembodiedFor Don DeLillo’s characters, all technologies are technologies of death.
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April 25 2016 9:45 AM“I Want to Read Everything”The characters in Helen Oyeyemi’s short stories are as infatuated with narrative as we are.

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