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'How To Grow Up' Needs To Grow Up

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Poet, novelist, memoirist and queer icon Michelle Tea makes a rare misstep in How To Grow Up, an essay collection that reviewer Michael Schaub calls "a well-intentioned, exasperating mess of a book."

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When Pop Broke Up With Jazz

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For the first half of the 20th century, Tin Pan Alley songwriters like Irving Berlin and the Gershwins dominated pop music. By the the 1950s, tastes had changed, and the music changed with them.

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Librarian Makes Senior Staff Appointments

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Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of David S. Mao as deputy librarian of Congress and of Robert R. Newlen as chief of staff. He also named Mary J. Klutts the Library’s chief financial officer.

Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

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Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.

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