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Science News Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived
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A sympathetic biography argues for a feminist reappraisal of a tortured genius of American gothic “One who raises demons,” the writer Shirley Jackson once observed, “must deal with them.” Whether fiction
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Your guide to the most potent, relevant, and important fiction of the year. Phew, 2016. We can't remember ever being so happy to see a year end, even as the next brings only uncertainty. There is one we
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2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve into
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