Mario A. Muñoz, Ph.D.

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Tommy Orange and the New Native Renaissance

On a June afternoon, Tommy Orange, author of <i>There There</i>, one of this summer’s breakout books, stood at the foot of the stage at the Fellowship of Humanity, a lavender-interiored church on 27th Street in Oakland, California. Behind him, a banner congratulated this year’s graduating class of East Bay …

12 books famous scientists think you should read

1/<p>Jane Goodall: "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien<p>Jane Goodall is a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.<p>Goodall famously …

Steven Pinker’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i></i><i>has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture.</i> …

In Junot Diaz's 'Islandborn,' A Curious Child Re-Creates Her Dominican Roots

Junot Díaz wanted to write a children's book for more than 20 years. In the meantime, he wrote several grown-up books, including <i>The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao</i>, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008. He also won a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, among other accolades.<p>Now he has finished that children's …

2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) selects <i>Manhattan Beach</i> (Scribner) by Jennifer Egan as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for …

Remembering Nicanor Parra, the Almost Immortal Chilean Poet

“He’s going to die any minute now,” a college classmate of mine said in 1994, when the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra had just turned eighty and we were eighteen. I asked if the poet was sick or something. “When people are eighty, it’s highly probable that they’ll die at any minute,” he replied. We …

Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, MA – BLARB

If the walls lining the Grolier Poetry Shop, a small room on Plympton Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, could speak, it would tell tales of some of …

Darwin on Endless Trial

“CHARLES DARWIN was wrong.” So reads the opening sentence of <i>Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker</i>, a new book by the award-winning English writer A. N. …

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19 books we can't wait to read in 2018

2017 was a big year for books. During a time when the news cycle was often too much to handle, we turned to books to help us cope and make sense of …

I Read 75 Books in 2017 & These Were My Top 10

In my mission to read as many books as I could in 2017, I explored new genres, new voices, and became the go-to girl for book recommendations. It's a …

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31 Book Passages That Made Us Cry In 2017

"We are a feather falling from the wing of a bird."<p>—John Green, <i>Turtles All the Way Down</i><p>—Elizabeth Strout, <i>Anything Is Possible</i><p>—Patricia Lockwood, <i>Priestdaddy</i><p>—Jesmyn Ward, <i>Sing, Unburied, Sing</i><p>—Angie Thomas, <i>The Hate U Give</i><p>—Mohsin Hamid, <i>Exit West</i><p>—Kamila Shamsie, <i>Home Fire</i><p>—Naomi Alderman, <i>The Power</i><p>—Victor …

13 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. For last-minute Christmas shoppers, here are some titles …

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The Best Books We Read in 2017

The Atlantic’s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p>Editor's Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p><i>Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News</i> by Kevin Young<p>It’s too …

13 Books About Equality That Every Member Of The Resistance Needs To Read

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this post-2016 election climate, it’s that equality means something different for nearly everybody — perhaps …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

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Walter Isaacson’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Is the Portrait of a Real Renaissance Man

Because Walter Isaacson has made a cottage industry of writing about Renaissance men, it’s no surprise, really, that he’s finally landed on a subject from the actual Renaissance. Like the other idols in Isaacson’s gallery of polymaths and visionaries — Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs …

50 Great Narrative Nonfiction Books To Get On Your TBR List

Narrative nonfiction—also known as creative nonfiction or literary nonfiction—is usually defined as nonfiction that uses the techniques and style of …

Why You Probably Shouldn't Worry About Exercising Yourself to Death

Is there such a thing as too much exercise?<p>A new study, published in the journal <i>Mayo Clinic Proceedings</i><i>,</i> suggests that there is. Fitness diehards may …

Is Your Country Lazy or What? "Activity Inequality" May Be The Best Measure

Scientists have ranked dozens of countries.<p>In what scientists say is the largest study of human movement ever conducted, researchers collected …

The Polyphonic Stories: “Fresh Complaint” by Jeffrey Eugenides

JEFFREY EUGENIDES was a surprising writer from the start. His mysterious, elegiac debut novel of 1993, <i>The Virgin Suicides</i>, narrated by a chorus, …

In Salman Rushdie’s New Novel, the Backdrop Is the Obama Years

<b>THE GOLDEN HOUSE</b><br>By Salman Rushdie<br>380 pp. Random House. $28.99.<p>According to the publisher, “The Golden House” marks Salman Rushdie’s “return to realism.” An epigraph, however, suggests otherwise: “Give me a copper penny and I’ll tell you a golden story.” And in an early chapter, the narrator notes …

At home in a world of words

CAMBRIDGE — Frank Bidart used to have friends over, but those days are long gone. He has lived in the same top-floor flat in a Cambridge building for …

44 New Books to Read This Fall

<b>SEPTEMBER</b><p><b>9/5</b><b><br>Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History</b> <b><br>By Kurt Andersen</b> <i><br>Random House</i><br>From the counterculture to fake news: how the hell …

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Subtle, Brilliant 'Stay With Me' Blends The Personal And The Political

If you lie to save your marriage, does it truly count as a betrayal? This is the question at the heart of <i>Stay With Me</i>, a debut novel about a young couple's infertility, set among the coups and counter-coups of early '90s Nigeria. It's a time when thieves and rapists send polite letters to the …

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Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves – they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves<p>I recently had the privilege of circling the world to write a book about libraries. My timing was excellent: after a short-lived e-books scare, physical books …

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The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

Metal Injection & MetalSucks Presents METAL ON VINYL At SONOS Store NYC With MUTOID MAN's Stephen Brodsky & Renowned Mastering Engineer Alan Douches

What lead to the resurgence of vinyl? What are the technical challenges they’ve faced having to create music for multiple formats today? What does …