Books

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Visuals: A ‘Lyricist of the Metal Nib’: Nicholson Baker considers the intricate art of Saul Steinberg

In this excerpt from the introduction to a new edition of Saul Steinberg’s 1960 book, “The Labyrinth,” the novelist celebrates the artist as a “twirler of nonverbal non sequiturs.” Source: Books Visuals: A ‘Lyricist of the Metal…
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Children’s Books: Beyond Battles, Boogers and Pranks

Now that my son can read, I want him to seek out books about more than just winning things and getting easy laughs. Why does that seem hard? Source: Books Children’s Books: Beyond Battles, Boogers and Pranks
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Inside the List: Why Aren’t People Buying Much Fiction These Days?

Sales of novels may be flagging, but nonfiction sales — fed by a seemingly endless stream of political books — are robust. Source: Books Inside the List: Why Aren’t People Buying Much Fiction These Days?

World

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Xi and Pence Stake Out Trade Positions in Dueling Speeches at Pacific Rim Forum

The sharp rhetoric at the APEC conference came as President Trump prepared to meet with the Chinese leader at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Argentina amid a trade war. Source: World Xi and Pence Stake Out Trade Positions in Dueling…
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‘Tell Everyone We Scalped You!’ How Caste Still Rules in India

While India is undergoing tremendous change, caste discrimination is still a force. Those who rebel against are often met with unchecked brutality. Source: World ‘Tell Everyone We Scalped You!’ How Caste Still Rules in India
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Hong Kong Dispatch: A Rural Patch of Hong Kong Where Rare Birds Sing and Developers Circle

A bucolic corner of Hong Kong attracts bird-watchers and bicyclists eager to escape the crowds. But the area is increasingly attractive to developers. Source: World Hong Kong Dispatch: A Rural Patch of Hong Kong Where Rare Birds Sing and…

Home & Garden

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T Magazine: A Perfectly Simple Hermès Watch That’s Simply Perfect

The French house has created a line for both men and women that marks the passing of time in the most spare and elegant way. Source: Home & Garden T Magazine: A Perfectly Simple Hermès Watch That’s Simply Perfect
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T Magazine: Flowers in Vases, Illustrated

From a series for T in which the artist Leanne Shapton makes new artworks from pictures in old books. Source: Home & Garden T Magazine: Flowers in Vases, Illustrated