The Profound Mystery: Kristine McKenna on David Lynch and "Room to Dream"

The co-author of Lynch's fascinating blend of biography and memoir talks to us about the book, working the the unconventional director, and other Lynchian things.

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The Best Business Books of the Year So Far

Six months, twenty books, endless wisdom.

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The Truth about the Poisoning of Flint, Michigan

Author Anna Clark talks with us about the perfect storm that created the Flint water crisis - and how our communities likely face the same infrastructure problems that are buried beneath Flint.

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It's Time to Beef Up Your Cyber

Are you scared yet? You should be. Here are three books—all reasonably paranoid—with plenty of practical advice that will help you batten down the digital hatches at home, work, and the spaces in between.  

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Around the World in 80 Ways - Travel Stories from the Associated Press

Since 1846, the Associated Press has been bringing us news from around the world. They also do some excellent travel writing.

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Let It Bleed

On December 6, 1969, 300,000 fans converged for "Woodstock West," a free concert at the Altamont Speedway outside of San Francisco, featuring Jefferson Airplane, the Rolling Stones, and more. The Hells Angels provided security—in exchange for free beer. Everything went wrong.

Just a Shot Away author Saul Austerlitz runs down the cast of characters involved in the event commonly described as "the death of the '60s."

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Summer Reading Flashback: The 6 Most-Read Books That Readers Enjoyed Last Summer

How different are the three Most Read fiction and the three Most Read nonfiction books of summer 2017 from what people are reading this summer?

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Electric Woman"

Ever wanted to join the circus? Tessa Fontaine, the author of  The Electric Woman, on an unexpected occupational hazard....

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Road Trip Essentials: Audiobooks for Your Next Epic Drive

The miles will fly by with these entertaining listens everyone in the car will love.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: Humor & Entertainment

Including a memento mori for a generation of music icons, the career and creative secrets of two pioneering artists, and the secret, debauched lives of panda bears.

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The Best History Books of the Year So Far

The first half of the year produced more great history books than we normally see by his time. Here's a selection, but be sure to check out the full list.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Feather Thief"

Clever and informative, Kirk Wallace Johnson's tale of the strangest museum heist you've never heard of is number three on our list of the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Johnson, originally published on May 9, 2018.

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Who Was "Weegee the Famous"?

In this exclusive essay, Flash author Christopher Bonanos explores the world of photographer (and "human Ouija board") Arthur Fellig, presented alongside some of his gritty images of mid-century New York.

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Was Napoleon Poisoned?

The story of poison is the story of power. But who knew it was this interesting?

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of the Year So Far

Including a weighty—and timely—document on one of our most divisive arguments, a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at carnival life, and the journey of a magician that's wonderfully grounded in the real world.

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