"Dopesick": Beth Macy on the Opioid Crisis in America

We talked to the author of our spotlight pick for the Best Books of August about her timely and important new book.

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Sonic Boom: Author Sam Anderson on OKC's Wild & Weird Movers & Shakers

If Oklahoma City didn’t strike me as a place that would make a particularly interesting subject of a 400-page “biography,” I probably wouldn’t be alone. Apologies to every Oklahoman: We’d all be wrong.

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Books. Cats. Life Is Good.

Behind every great writer there's a great cat—Willis, Crazy Alice, Tobimaru, Smucky, and Fred the Black Cat are just a few.  Writers and Their Cats presents 45 celebrated authors, their mewling muses, and the inspirational roles they play in the world of arts and letters—even if that means just being cute.

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"Do it all the way, because then possibilities are endless."

In The Hard Stuff, Wayne Kramer—guitarist and the leader of the legendary Detroit band, the MC5—offers his frank reflections on his mistakes, his misdeeds, his regrets, and the path out of the darkness.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of August

Before the fall behemoths hit the shelves, enjoy these lesser known—though no less rewarding—stories of underdog airplane racers, an unheralded Founding Father, an unlikely fight doctor, and more. And did you know your favorite gelatinous dessert came with a curse? Read on.

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The Best Nonfiction of the Month: Haiku Edition

In which we present
The best true tales of August
With bad poetry 

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Save the Whales. No, Really Save Them.

Some books about whales (and dolphins and porpoises), who could use a break.

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"Alexa, Make Me Cook Like a Celebrity Chef"

Need to liven up your dinner prep? Put yourself into the headspace of a celebrity chef with all the unfettered profanity, tattooed forearms, and uncompromising quest for culinary excellence. And you can do it hands-free!

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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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