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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: We Need Bodice-Ripper Sex Ed

Romance novels taught me that sexual pleasure was something women could not just hope for but insist upon.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Profile: Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

Daniel Mallory submitted “The Woman in the Window,” a psychological thriller, under a pseudonym. His own publishing house bought it.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald Trump and His Work Wives

What does Hope Hicks do, exactly? Vast amounts of emotional labor.

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Facebook to rank news outlets by trustworthiness

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: From Isabel Allende, a Novel of Three Immigrants and a Brooklyn Misadventure

Two professors aid an undocumented worker following an accident that launches a trio of narratives about life lived across America’s borders in “In the Midst of Winter.”

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Fiction: Madeleine Thien’s New Novel of Communist Occupation Turns Inward

“Dogs at the Perimeter” follows a woman born under the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia as she navigates the mental perils of life as a survivor.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: Beware of Family Members Bearing Gifts

In “Winter,” the second in her cycle of seasonal novels, Ali Smith engineers a contentious Christmas reunion between two long-estranged sisters.

Country Music nytimes.com

Album Review: Caitlyn Smith, a Hitmaking Nashville Songwriter, Sings Her Own on ‘Starfire’

After years writing songs for Lady Antebellum and Meghan Trainor, among others, the 31-year-old shows off her own striking voice on her major-label debut.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I’m Ambivalent About Chelsea Manning

I don’t think she’s the perfect candidate. But I’m inspired by her willingness to fight back.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Democrats Follow #MeToo to Victory?

Maybe, but the path forward is an obstacle course.

Salvadoran-Americans nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The El Salvador Tragedy

The president’s decision to expel 200,000 Salvadorans who received temporary protected status in 2001 is cruel and self-defeating.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: Knausgaard’s Seasonal Book Series Continues With a Wintry Mix

The essays in “Winter” have a characteristically Scandinavian focus on darkness, snow, quiet, emptiness and depression.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.

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Banfield rips Ansari writer over insults

HLN's Ashleigh Banfield fires back at Babe.net writer Katie Way for an email that insulted Banfield's looks and age sent in response to Banfield's commentary critical of Way's story about anonymous sexual assault allegations against actor Aziz Ansari.

Ansari, Aziz nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

It may seem like rules around sex have changed overnight, but feminists have been talking about this for a long time.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Novel of 1918 New Orleans, With Murder and All That Jazz

In Nathaniel Rich’s “King Zeno,” a great American city and a new kind of music take shape as the Spanish flu and a serial killer both run rampant.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Gifted and Talented and Complicated

In “Off the Charts,” Ann Hulbert examines the lives of child prodigies, who often fail to sustain their accomplishments into adulthood.

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The Awl and The Hairpin, Eccentric Showcases for Writers, Are Shutting Down

The Awl’s publisher said “a steady decline in direct sales” was to blame. For years, the websites featured intelligent writing on eclectic subjects.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.

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BRIEF-Curo Announces Exercise Of Underwriter Option To Initial Public Offering

* CURO ANNOUNCES EXERCISE OF UNDERWRITER OPTION TO INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt

The Sisi government, facing violence in the Sinai and preparing for an election, is hastening executions and the trials that authorize them.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

How a monstrous pact between two countries keeps destroying another one.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is It Time for Netanyahu to Resign Yet?

A cloud of suspicion and scandal hangs over Israel’s prime minister. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he needs to step down.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Profile: Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

Robert Menasse writes a polyphonic novel of satire and sympathy about Brussels, Europe’s symbolic capital — its bureaucrats, nationalisms and police.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

News Analysis: Hillary Clinton Ignited a Feminist Movement. By Losing.

She was poised to lead and now is on the sidelines.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: No One Is Coming to Save Us From Trump’s Racism

Yes, people in the room say they heard him make the remarks about “shithole” countries. No, he won’t face any consequences.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Catherine Deneuve and the French Feminist Difference

Simone de Beauvoir viewed America’s war between the sexes as unproductive and alien. She’s still shaping Frenchwomen’s views today.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Does It Take to Overcome Adversity?

In “Supernormal,” the psychologist Meg Jay derives lessons from the lives of her troubled patients.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Seeing the Civil War From the Ground Up

Edward L. Ayers’s “The Thin Light of Freedom” presents the War Between the States as experienced by ordinary people.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Outlaw Novelist as Literary Critic

J.M. Coetzee reinvents the rules of fiction, but his “Late Essays” about other writers infuse traditional formulas with brilliant psychologizing.

News and News Media nytimes.com

After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It

Media outlets took the unusual step of allowing a vulgar word in print and on air after a report that Mr. Trump had used the term to describe African nations and Haiti.

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BRIEF-Boston Scientific Receives U.S. FDA Approval For Spectra Wavewriter Spinal Cord Stimulator System

* BOSTON SCIENTIFIC RECEIVES U.S. FDA APPROVAL FOR SPECTRA WAVEWRITERâ„¢ SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR SYSTEM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Robots Can’t Vote, but They Helped Elect Trump

The areas of the country with the largest robot work forces gave the president an unanticipated advantage in the Electoral College.

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UPDATE 6-Buffett succession gains clarity as Berkshire promotes Abel, Jain

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday promoted two of its top executives, Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain, adding them to its board and cementing their status as the front runners to succeed Warren Buffett atop the conglomerate.

Roiphe, Katie nytimes.com

A Feminist Twitter Campaign Targets Harper’s Magazine and Katie Roiphe

Word went out that an article would identify a creator of a list of media industry men accused of sexual harassment. Women urged writers to push back.

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Buffett succession gains clarity as Berkshire promotes Abel, Jain

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday promoted two of its top executives, Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain, adding them to its board and cementing their status as the most likely successors to Warren Buffett atop the conglomerate.

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UPDATE 3-Buffett succession gains clarity as Berkshire promotes Abel, Jain

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday promoted two of its top executives, Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain, adding them to its board and cementing their status as the most likely successors to Warren Buffett atop the conglomerate.

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UPDATE 2-Berkshire promotes potential Buffett successors Abel, Jain

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday promoted two of its top executives, Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain, cementing their status as the most likely successors to Warren Buffett to run the conglomerate.

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Berkshire promotes potential Buffett successors Abel, Jain

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday promoted two of its top executives, Gregory Abel and Ajit Jain, cementing their widely viewed status as potential successors to Warren Buffett as the conglomerate's chief executive.

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French feminists liken Deneuve and fellow #Metoo critics to 'tiresome uncle'

PARIS (Reuters) - Catherine Deneuve and other critics of the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment sound like "the tiresome uncle at the family dinner", leading French feminists said on Wednesday.

Medicine and Health nytimes.com

You’re Sick. Whose Fault Is That?

It seems sensible to encourage “personal responsibility,” and yet policies that invoke the phrase can make health problems worse.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Real Worlds, Possible Worlds and Fantasy Worlds

In “The Origins of Creativity,” E.O. Wilson argues for a different relationship between the humanities and both the practical and theoretical sciences.

Gender nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: That’s What Ze Said

I use whatever pronoun my students choose for themselves, simply out of respect for them.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration

In “The Newcomers,” Helen Thorpe documents a class of immigrant teenagers while the Trump campaign stirs up nativist resentment.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The War That Never Goes Away

Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken” looks at one American’s role in Vietnam.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

In “The Bughouse,” Daniel Swift explores the relationship between Pound’s mental state and his poetic genius.

Dogs nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What the President Doesn’t Get About Dogs

They’re loyal and loving. All Donald Trump has is Stephen Miller.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Stylistically Daring Novel Considers Fundamental Questions

In Mike McCormack’s “Solar Bones,” an engineer reflects on the fractured contemporary world and the life he left behind.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Political Firestorm

Michael Wolff has everyone talking about a possibly dysfunctional president.

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BRIEF-Viacom Promotes Fukiko Ogisu To Chief People Officer

* VIACOM PROMOTES FUKIKO OGISU TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nonfiction: Before Glitter and Glue Sticks, ‘Craeft’

In his new book, Alexander Langlands wants readers to appreciate what it meant to make things with your hands, as our ancestors did for millenniums.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Reader’s Notebook: Total Recall: A Reader’s Guide to Memory Gain

There are a host of recent books on battling forgetfulness. Just in time for the new year — and a fresh start — our writer spent a month testing out some of their solutions.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Graceland, at Last

For reasons I cannot explain, some part of me needed to go there.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Looming Digital Meltdown

Modern computing security is like a flimsy house that needs to be fundamentally rebuilt.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I Did the Strand

Tom Verlaine remembers working for the late Fred Bass at the Strand bookstore — his first job in New York.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

It’s Emily Brontë’s Party. Can Lily Cole Host It if She Wants To?

The former model’s involvement in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novelist’s birth spurred an author to pen a scathing attack.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome nytimes.com

Sunday Routine: How Howard Bloom, Writer and Former Publicist, Spends His Sundays

For 15 years, Mr. Bloom suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome so severe that he barely got out of bed. But thanks to sleep shifts, pills and exercise, he’s back.

Doctors nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience

Alternative-health gurus harness the language of medicine to sound authoritative. Doctors and other scientists must push back.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Department of Injustice

Why a federal crackdown on legal marijuana? The real problem, as any sentient public servant can tell you, is opioid abuse.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Throwing a Poolside Cocktail Party for ‘The Graduate’

Beverly Gray’s “Seduced by Mrs. Robinson” looks back at a classic American movie, half a century later.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Debut Novelist’s Elegy for Post-Katrina New Orleans

“The Floating World,” by C. Morgan Babst, follows a survivor and her family through the ruined city.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Presidential Election That America Lost

Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing With Fire” retells the story of the 1968 presidential election and sees parallels with today.

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WH staffer: Author a 'crackpot fantasy' writer

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley calls Michael Wolff, author of White House tell-all book, a "crackpot" spreading false information.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Change the World for Your Sake, Not Just Your Daughters’

Caring for others, as we women do, is a good thing. But in the process our own desires get shelved.

Ice nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trapped, and Freed, by the Ice

The forced isolation of an snowstorm is not all bad — for a little while, anyway.

State Legislatures nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Two Ways of Looking at Gerrymandering

Stepping into the political sphere, the Supreme Court takes up two very different cases involving the redrawing of Congressional lines.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Learning to Love Nehru

I used to think India’s first prime minister was embarrassingly westernized. Now I see that he was one of our great thinkers.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Is Fixing Sexism Women’s Work?

In the post-#MeToo landscape, men want to know how to help. O.K., fine. Start with everything.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: No Light at the End of This Tunnel

Ian Black’s “Enemies and Neighbors” sees no clear solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Happens When You Go Under

Two new books by Kate Cole-Adams and Henry Jay Przybylo look at the mysteries of anesthesia.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is the Trans-Atlantic Relationship Dead?

If it is, Germans can’t decide what comes after.

Blacks nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Erica Garner and How America Destroys Black Families

She didn’t just fight against police brutality. She also resisted the forced destruction of black families by the state.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: How Langston Hughes Brought His Radical Vision to the Novel

Poor black lives weren’t depicted in the serious fiction of Hughes’s day. As Angela Flournoy notes, his debut novel, “Not Without Laughter,” changed that.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: We Are What We Read

Two new books, by Martin Puchner and Abigail Williams, explore how literature has shaped human society.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

A Literary Portrait of Richard Avedon Causes Controversy

A book about the photographer by his longtime business manager has drawn criticism from Avedon’s friends and colleagues, who say it is riddled with errors and falsehoods.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Hong Kong Really Part of China?

Beijing is an imperial power and it is occupying Hong Kong. Again.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: What to Read if You Want to Know More About North Korea

Nicholas Kristof recommends books about one of the most closed countries on Earth.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Sentient-Being Diet

Making New Year resolutions as a hedge against apocalypse.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Goddess of Anarchy’

Jacqueline Jones discusses her new biography of Lucy Parsons, a woman born into slavery who became an outspoken advocate for the working classes.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When Forecasters Get It Wrong: Always

Economists were mostly incorrect in their predictions for 2017. That was par for the course.

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Ask Roxane: Is It Too Late to Follow My Dreams?

I’ve always loved advice columns. Now I’m writing one.

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Best-selling mystery writer dies of cancer

Sue Grafton, the best-selling mystery writer who penned 25 novels with alphabet-based titles, starting with "A Is for Alibi" and ending with "Y Is for Yesterday," has died after a bout with cancer, her daughter, Jamie Clark, said Friday in a social media post.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: We Aren’t Destroying the Earth

In a new book, “Inheritors of the Earth,” Chris Thomas argues that animals and plants are adapting to the world we are creating. We need not worry.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: Planned Obsolescence

For fiction writers, keeping up with technological and political change in their work is a risky proposition. But nowadays it is more essential than ever.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: When ‘All Thumbs’ Becomes a Compliment

Calvin Trillin reflects on the idioms lost in the age of the smartphone.

Brazil nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Kind of Mom Do I Want to Be?

I plan to follow in a proud Latin American tradition of tenacious, angry mothers fighting against an oppressive state.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Is Nuclear War Inevitable?

Daniel Ellsberg’s “The Doomsday Machine” is a passionate call for reducing the risk of total destruction.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Oil and Gas Sector Is Changing — and So Is Geopolitics

In “Windfall,” Meghan O’Sullivan offers a tour of the world and how the rise of cheap gas and fracking are causing shifts in power.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Happened to Germany’s Social Democrats?

Once the largest party in Germany, it failed to see the contradiction between globalization and the welfare state.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: On the Lam With Timothy Leary

“The Most Dangerous Man in America,” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, recounts the LSD advocate’s globe-trotting attempt to outrun Richard Nixon and the American law.

Dogs nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Inside of a Dog

It’s true what they ask about rescue animals: Who saved whom?

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Cameroon court orders release of writer who criticized govt.: lawyer

DOUALA (Reuters) - A judge in Cameroon ordered the release on Wednesday of a prize-winning writer who was detained after he criticized the government's handling of a separatist crisis in its Anglophone regions, his lawyer said.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

In “The Great Quake,” Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In “Quakeland,” Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: When Woolly Mammoths Roamed the Earth

Three books examine our fascination with the ancient pachyderms and their extinction.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

DealBook: In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Our DealBook columnist picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2017 comes to a close.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.

Income nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Incomes Grew After Past Tax Cuts, but Guess Whose

While the well-to-do did even better than before, average income for Americans on the bottom half of the scale actually shrank under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Waves of Destruction, Physical and Spiritual, Buffet Japan

In “Ghosts of the Tsunami,” Richard Lloyd Parry probes the emotional effects of the catastrophe that killed thousands of men, women and children.

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William Agee, ’70s C.E.O. Whose Star Was Dimmed, Dies at 79

Mr. Agee’s relationship with a female subordinate, Mary Cunningham, raised issues of gender and behavior in the workplace that resonate today.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death

“The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” has wisdom about sorting through and disposing of many of your possessions, and “The Southern Sympathy Cookbook” offers “funeral food with a twist.”

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Can I Possibly Believe That Faith Is Better Than Doubt?

The wall we have built between religion and reason is more porous than it seems.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Which Nation Does the World Trust Most? (Hint: Follow the Dollar)

Even Donald Trump’s erratic leadership is unlikely to damage the United States’ standing as the world’s financial superpower.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Christians Need a New Right-to-Life Movement

I hope for the day when feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and welcoming refugees aren’t political issues at all.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?

A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.

Beauty Contests nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The End of Miss America

Crass emails from pageant leaders show this contest should be on its way out.

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Opinion: US vs. UN: Who's on whose side

This week's emergency UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on President Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem resulted in another non-binding resolution against Israel. UNGA votes on Israel are nothing new -- because of US veto power at the United Nations Security Council, the General Assembly has been a popular forum for passing anti-Israel resolutions.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Newsbook: Holiday Fiction, Just in Time for Christmas

Whether you like thrillers or Y.A., here are three books to get you through the end of the year.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

The Best Poetry of 2017

Our columnist David Orr picks 10 favorites.

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Aaron Sorkin finds unlikely feminist heroine in 'Molly's Game'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When writer and producer Aaron Sorkin met with Molly Bloom, the 'poker princess' who ran high-stakes games with Hollywood's top celebrities, he did not expect to be impressed.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

In Search of Lost Time

The Book Review’s Egos columnist gives her top memoir picks of 2017.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Comeback Words for 2018

The words Trump has tried to erase, or change the meaning of, will come roaring back to haunt him next year.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Losing Her Religion

In “The Book of Separation,” the novelist Tova Mirvis recalls leaving her marriage and her Modern Orthodox life.

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'The Post' writers: It's 'not a liberal movie'

Steven Spielberg's new film "The Post" is many things.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: You Cannot Be Too Cynical About the Republican Tax Bill

The speed with which it passed is a problem, but the law itself is much worse.

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Russia may widen designation for media outlets it deems 'foreign agents': Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may decide to designate any media as "foreign agents" if they are financed by a foreign state or citizen, or by a Russian organization that gets foreign financing, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Presidential Incapacity: A Holiday Gift Guide

Perfect last-minute choices for any person, inspired by Donald Trump, thinking about the history of the 25th Amendment.

Appointments and Executive Changes nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Judges Matter

As the government’s war on abortion and even birth control mounts, Trump is trying to remake the courts with the least diverse nominees in decades.

Santa Claus nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Beware, Italy. Santa the Invader Is Coming.

Italy’s cultural fascination with America stirs deep feelings among the faithful when Santa Claus outpaces the baby Jesus as the chief symbol of Christmas.

Christmas nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Away in a Manger... Or Under a Palm Tree?

We’ll probably never know for sure where Jesus was born. But there are some things that Christians and Muslims alike can agree on.

Taxation nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Trojan Horse in the Tax Bill

Paul Ryan gets what he wanted.

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BRIEF-Industrial Logistics Properties Trust Adds BofA Merrill Lynch To List Of IPO Underwriters

* INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS PROPERTIES TRUST ADDS BOFA MERRILL LYNCH, B. RILEY, FBR AND BB&T MARKETS TO ITS LIST OF UNDERWRITERS TO THE IPO

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Crime: Even on Christmas Eve, Criminals Don’t Take a Holiday

Marilyn Stasio’s column features tales of murder and mayhem, from cozy to grisly, all decked out in the finery of the season.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Catholic Writer Garry Wills Explores the Quran

Lesley Hazleton reviews Wills’s new book, “What the Qur’an Meant.”

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What to Get Theresa May for Christmas

A good lesson on Europe’s bare-knuckle negotiating tactics.

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Tom Hanks gives family a typewriter

This Christmas, thank you notes from the de Peyster family of Wellesley, Massachusetts, will be one of a kind.

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Consulting Firm Whose Staff Scoured E.P.A. Employees’ Emails Loses Media Contract

Definers Public Affairs, whose top executives include a lawyer who had investigated E.P.A. employees critical of the Trump administration, pulled out of a federal contract.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Illuminating the Past, One Precious Book at a Time

Christopher de Hamel’s “Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts” uses a dozen rare illustrated volumes to transport readers back to the medieval world.

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Nonfiction: Reza Aslan’s ‘God: A Human History’

In “God: A Human History,” the author of “Zealot” follows up his book about Jesus with one about God.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Slaying the Dragon of the Dark Ages

Eric Metaxas’ “Martin Luther” seeks to make its subject attractive to a wide reading audience.

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Books of The Times: A Political Scandal’s Trauma, Seen From the Inside

Nicholas Montemarano’s new novel, “The Senator’s Children,” is about a family weathering the fallout of a scandal like the one that derailed the presidential aspirations of John Edwards.

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump, the C.D.C. and the Peek-a-Boo Doctrine

The administration seems to believe that if researchers can’t say “transgender,” then transgender Americans don’t exist.

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Nonfiction: Millenniums of Tribulation

Simon Schama’s “Belonging: 1492-1900” recounts the history of a people who never seemed to belong anywhere.

Gifts nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Gift-Giving Tips From Scientists

No matter how terrible the present, remember to wrap it nicely.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

The Best Art Books of 2017

The Times’s art critics select their favorite art books (and books about art) of the year.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Deserving Rich and the Deserving Poor

Americans are a generous people, but our generosity comes with moral judgments.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Freed Hostage Audits the Murky Business of Captive Negotiations

In “The Trade,” the American journalist Jere Van Dyk relives the injustices he suffered both during and following his captivity at the hands of the Taliban.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Inside the List: Tiffany Haddish on Bar Mitzvahs, Pimping and Other Rites of Passage

In her best-selling essay collection, “The Last Black Unicorn,” the star of “Girls Trip” writes about growing up in South Central Los Angeles.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Omarosa Did Best: Get Fired

Donald Trump has now axed her four times: once on “The Apprentice,” twice on “The Celebrity Apprentice” and again on Tuesday evening.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation

In their new collection, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar have reintroduced stories from the African diaspora.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Politics of #HimToo

The Democratic Party has taken a very clear stand on sexual misconduct, setting its sights on President Trump.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

By the Book: Jason Segel: By the Book

The actor and co-author of, most recently, “Otherworld” has been reading a lot of plays. “There is such an admirable fearlessness in that world.”

Voter Registration and Requirements nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Black Voters to Democrats: You’re Welcome

If they want to win more elections, they need to integrate black voters into the heart and soul of the party.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: With a Little Help From Their Friends (and Agents and Librarians and Fact-Checkers ...)

Within the rote exercise of authors’ acknowledgments, truths about family, struggle, pride and terror manage to seep out.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald Trump Did It

We need investigations. But we already know the truth about what our president thinks about women.

companyNews reuters.com

MOVES-Citi promotes Davison in FIG reshuffle in EMEA

LONDON, Dec 13 (IFR) - Citigroup has promoted Piers Davison to co-head its financial institutions group in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as part of a raft of changes in the FIG business at its corporate and investment bank.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Underneath Romain Gary’s Many Masks

Two newly published books by the French author who pulled off one of the most elaborate literary deceptions of all time.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Propane, Peapods and Perplexities

In “Vacationland,” John Hodgman wrestles with the comic trials of home ownership in Maine and Massachusetts, along with the indignities of middle age.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Chinese and Studying in America

The determination and perseverance that have made Chinese students winners at home can deepen their sense of frustration abroad.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: Lives Other Than His Own

In Jenny Erpenbeck’s timely novel, a retired classics professor finds his routine existence transformed when he befriends a group of African refugees.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online

The Harry Ransom Center in Texas has digitized and made available roughly half of the novelist’s archive, including a draft of an unpublished memoir.

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Angelo, Gordon promotes top executives amid succession planning

BOSTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Investment firm Angelo, Gordon is promoting two senior executives to co-chief investment officers to work alongside the firm's co-founder, Michael Gordon, as the firm prepares for an eventual generational change.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’

Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican

Preserving my identity as a Christian conservative means turning away from two movements that have shaped my life.

Federal Reserve System nytimes.com

Janet Yellen Didn’t Set Out to Be a Feminist Hero

The Federal Reserve chair (don’t call her “chairwoman”) quietly achieved rock-star status. Now that she’s leaving, her many fans are sad to see her go.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trumpocalypse: The End Game

Our once bright and shiny democracy may be going down the drain before the holidays are out.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Should Medicine Discard Race?

Science has revealed how arbitrary those categories are. Perhaps doctors will abandon them, too.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Australia’s Shifting Political Order

The same-sex marriage debate showed that attitudes on gender and sexuality do not fit neatly into the traditional conservative-progressive divide.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When the Truth Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court takes up regulated speech in doctors’ offices, an issue that cuts both ways in the context of abortion.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears

Many Democrats continue to have little understanding of their own role in creating the conditions that make conservatives willing to support Trump.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station

The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Language Rules for the Digital Age

The BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy J. Favilla recounts her mission to set tone, grammar and style codes for a generation determined to break them.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women

Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In His Final Fiction, Sam Shepard Chases Familiar Themes

“Spy of the First Person,” about a dying man, is shot through with dread and decay but has parched humor as well.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.

Art nytimes.com

Turner Prize Goes to Lubaina Himid, Whose Work Depicts African Diaspora

Ms. Himid, 63, is the award’s first nonwhite woman winner and its oldest recipient. The prize raised its age limit above 50 for the first time since 1991.

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BRIEF-Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Adds Westpark Capital And Viewtrade Securities To Underwriters To IPO‍​

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Inc :

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Of Course Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital

President Trump is going to formalize what all Israelis know.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line

Emily Wilson’s landmark translation of the “Odyssey” matches the original’s line count while drawing on a spare, simple and direct idiom.

sportsNews reuters.com

Shoplifter whose father clashed with Trump is leaving UCLA

(Reuters) - A UCLA basketball player who was arrested for shoplifting in China and whose father later engaged in a public dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump will leave the university and prepare for the NBA draft next year, the player's father told media on Monday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What’s a Bigger Threat, ‘Normalization’ or Alarmism?

Right-wing populists thrive in a culture of tense polarization. We shouldn’t help them.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

Lauer, Matt nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election

Many of the journalists who stand accused of sexual harassment covered the 2016 presidential campaign.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores Q3 Loss Per Share $0.48

* SEARS HOMETOWN AND OUTLET STORES INC REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In the End, Reality Will Win

Is there no bottom? We may soon learn that Trump won a gold medal in synchronized swimming.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Why Are Jews Funny?

Jeremy Dauber’s “Jewish Comedy” looks at laughter across more than 2,000 years.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: In a Bowie Oral History, a Glimpse of How Others Saw the Faker

Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life” captures its subject’s radically plastic persona, his capacity to accommodate any identity at will.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Help Desk: Among the Vulgarians

New etiquette books offer advice on how to mind your manners during uncivil times, in the White House and beyond.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Rex Tillerson Did So Much Damage in So Little Time

The secretary of state, who may be forced out soon, presided over a historic gutting of the Foreign Service. But his replacement might be worse.

Transplants nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Happy Anniversary, Heart Transplant

Fifty years after the first procedure in a human, the organ still has a hold on us.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Prime Minister, Tell Trump He’s Not Welcome in Britain

The president’s endorsement of a fringe far-right group undermines our country — and the special relationship.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

The Enthusiast: In Praise of the ‘Career Romance’

Written to educate young women about various industries, the books are as historically interesting as they are entertaining — sociology lesson plus soap opera.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Self-Destruction of American Democracy

Forget Russia for a minute and look where Trump is taking us.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Visuals: So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: From Politics to Scandals, Sports Seem to Speak to Our Times

Half a dozen books on sports range from champion athletes to the fans who adore them.

Flowers and Plants nytimes.com

Noted: An ‘It’ Flower for a Feminist Moment

The graphic, almost-anatomical anthurium seems suited to the sexual politics of 2017.

Shapiro, Ken nytimes.com

Ken Shapiro, Whose ‘Groove Tube’ Satirized TV, Dies at 75

Mr. Shapiro’s film, with a cast that included Chevy Chase, anticipated “Saturday Night Live” by a year. But he stopped making movies before he turned 40.

Social Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: ’Tis the Season to Assess Your Complicity in This Catastrophe

Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2017 implicates us all.

Freedom of Religion nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Is Not About Religious Freedom

It’s about giving people permission to discriminate based on faith — a situation that never ends well.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: Travel Books Take You There and Back

It’s worth noting that some of this season’s most exciting travel narratives are by women.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: Rock ’n’ Roll, Between the Covers

From Lou Reed to Gucci Mane to Stevie Nicks, a look at the season’s music biographies.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Crime: The Best Crime Novels of 2017

From Attica Locke to Jo Nesbo, Marilyn Stasio looks back at some of her favorite mysteries and thrillers from a year’s worth of crime columns.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Sun Never Set on the British Empire, or Its Food

Lizzie Collingham’s “The Taste of Empire” and Erika Rappaport’s “A Thirst for Empire” explore the worldwide influence of Britain’s culinary heritage.

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Opinion: Will she be royal family's silent feminist?

With the upcoming marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, a feminist is set to become a member of the British royal family.

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NY fines two Lloyd's underwriters, others for unlicensed insurance program

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Two Lloyd's of London Ltd underwriters and a credit union for United Nations employees are among the entities that have agreed to pay a total of $1.47 million for their roles in an unlicensed life insurance program, New York's insurance regulator said on Tuesday.