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The Spectator
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The chief justice writes fiercely conservative opinions, yet champions the Court’s politi

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The Atlantic
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The New York Times
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A standup comic peddles fake spiritualism to tech executives in this sharply comical nove

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The Guardian
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In Oyeyemi’s new novel, dolls bicker like human adults, and eating is a form of revenge.

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Fiction

An odd thing about famous crimes is what details enter pop culture and stay there.

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NPR
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History
The Washington Post
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Fiction

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The New York Times
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History

Medusas whip through Deborah Levy's coolly beguiling new novel set in Almeria in Andalusi

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The Independent
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Fiction

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The Boston Globe
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The Guardian
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Did you know that for decades, clothing manufactured in the Northern Mariana Islands coul

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The Washington Post
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History

Kate Quinn's The Huntress runs on a bit too long, but once you've read her Autho

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NPR
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Fiction