How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

By the late 1990s, most of the Nazi art experts who helped loot European Jews were either dead or living quiet lives under the radar. Not so Bruno Lohse, who…

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Figuring It Out: Two Novels About Ice Skating and Adolescence

Meanwhile, she starts to realize how much her single mother has sacrificed to make her dreams a possibility. But Ana isn’t sure what her dreams are anymore. Even with her…

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D.I.Why?

We’ve come a long, exhausted way from trying to make the best of it. Here are some new “Do It Yourself” books that more accurately reflect the moment.

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Punctuated Poetry and Other Letters to the Editor

Exclamation Point To the Editor: Too bad W. S. Merwin isn’t around to take the other side regarding Elisa Gabbert’s effusive praise of “punctuation as a superpower and a secret…

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What Is a Home? In ‘Aftershocks,’ the Answer Is Not So Clear

AFTERSHOCKSBy Nadia Owusu Where are you from? If someone were to ask, you might cite your current ZIP code or share where you were raised. You might mention where your…

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Helga Weyhe, Germany’s Oldest Bookseller, Dies at 98

BERLIN — After Helga Weyhe locked up her bookstore in the town of Salzwedel, Germany, each evening, she would make her usual commute — a trudge to the apartment upstairs….

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