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The Stranger Than Fiction History Of The Ouija Board

How the iconic game became a portal to hell.<p>There are currently 1,256 used Ouija boards for sale on eBay. Most of them likely got their start in dark …

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Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

5 Things Revealed in Megyn Kelly's Memoir, 'Settle for More'

The Fox News anchor talks about death threats, sexual harassment and bribery.<p>Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reveals in her upcoming memoir, <i>Settle for</i> …

Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for The Underground Railroad

The winners of the 2016 National Book Award were announced on Wednesday night in Manhattan. Here’s who took home prizes.<p><b>1. For fiction: The</b> …

The Message of Thomas Friedman’s New Book: It’s Going to Be O.K.

<i>Editor’s note: Books written by New York Times employees are always reviewed by individuals outside The Times.</i><p><b>THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE<br>A</b><b>n Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations</b><br>By Thomas L. Friedman<br>486 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $28.<p>From Donald Trump to Brexit to Marine Le Pen, …

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Holiday Books Gift Guide: Engaging nonfiction about sports heroes, movie stars, physicists, L.A. and more

Politics & History<p>Ghostland<p><b>An American History in Haunted Places</b><p><b>Colin Dickey</b><p>Viking, $27<p>Part history, part road trip chronicle, Dickey takes a look at America's haunted locations such as the Winchester Mystery House, and what they tell us about our nation’s fears.<p>My Own Words<p><b>Ruth Bader Ginsberg</b><p>Simon …

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100 Notable Books of 2016

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec. 6, 2015, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>ALL THAT MAN IS.</b> <i>By David Szalay. (Graywolf, $26.)</i> Szalay writes with …

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5 Books Bill Gates Says You Should Read Over The Holidays

From David Foster Wallace on tennis to sly statement about Trump, some great reading recommendations (or gift ideas) from the world’s leading philanthropist.<p>When he’s not eradicating polio and pushing his billionaire friends to give away their fortunes, Bill Gates is reading interesting books and …

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Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions

We like to think our brains can make rational decisions — but maybe they can't.<p>The way risks are presented can change the way we respond, says best-selling author Michael Lewis. In his new book, <i>The Undoing Project,</i> Lewis tells the story of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two Israeli psychologists …

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2016

The Italian writer Italo Calvino defined a classic as “a book that’s never finished saying what it has to say.” This year, The Times’s daily critics reviewed nearly 250 titles. What follows are their lists of the fiction and nonfiction books that most moved, excited and enlightened them in 2016 — …

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6 Indigenous YA Novels by Women Authors

This last semester in my librarian master’s program, I took an amazing class on Indigenous children’s and young adult literature. One pattern that I …

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Our Favorite Books Of 2017 Are All Right Here

Not long ago, we read a study that made our bookish hearts stir. We're pleased to inform you — if, that is, you didn't already know — that print is …

10 books on leadership to read in 2017

After an utterly dark and divisive year of political leadership, people will surely be looking for fresh professional inspiration in 2017: books that help us stick to our resolutions at work, that offer surprising and uplifting stories from other leaders, that provide lessons from history about …

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The Best Books We Missed in 2016

And the titles their authors say they loved<p>“So many worthy books, so little space.”<p>I type those words all too often, as I wrote in this space last year, and the year before, when the list-making season arrived—and nothing has changed this year. So I’ll sigh once more over the predicament. Again and …

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2016 By the Books: A Month-by-Month Reader’s Guide

<b>JANUARY</b><br>One of Trump’s more outrageous campaign promises was his pledge to build a wall between the US and Mexico – a vow he has already begun reframing as more of an ideology than actual plan. Last January, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was recaptured, after escaping from prison …

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Laura Jane Grace puts a face and a name to gender dysphoria in Tranny

Most memoirs wait to be written until their writers have lived a full life. At 36, Laura Jane Grace doesn’t need to wait for her twilight years to …

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2016

Here are some of the most beautiful and insightful personal essays that BuzzFeed staff and contributors wrote this year (in the order they were published).<p><b>"</b>As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution …

20 Reading Challenges to Help You Read More and More Diversely in 2017

Reading Challenges are a fun, interactive way of reading more books and stretching your reading comfort zones. Many challenges allow you to share …

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The Universal Hunt for Meaning: 11 Memoirs to Read Now

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes a memoir great.<p>Having read my share of (non-celebrity) memoirs over the years, as well as written one …

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22 New TV Shows You Should Watch in 2017

<i>Emerald City</i><p><b>Premieres Jan. 6 on NBC</b><p>If <i>Wicked’</i>s take on the <i>Wizard of Oz</i> tale was a little too upbeat for you, <i>Emerald City</i> looks like your show. This is …

Watch Hey, Hair Genius | Holiday Hairstyle Alert! Here’s How to do a Waterfall Braid (It’s Perfect for Parties) | Glamour Video | CNE

• Show Transcript<br>• Hey, Hair Genius<p>Released on 12/11/2013<p>Credits<p>Starring:<p>Theodore Leaf<p>Transcript

Australia Just Agreed To The Obvious Debt Ceiling Solution That US Lawmakers Should Copy Right Away

From the Sydney Morning Herald:<p>The federal government will be able to borrow as much money as it wants after Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey cut a deal with the Greens to dispense with the debt ceiling completely.<p>Mr Hockey has just written to the Leader of the Federal Greens, Christine Milne, setting …

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Rx for Obamacare: Take a Chill Pill

The Democrats are freaking out about the Obamacare rollout, and Republicans are loving it. But with public opinion on the law’s side, it’s the GOP …

Paul Ryan Should Get Behind This Plan To Give Everyone Free Money

The idea is simple: the government would mail a check to every American each month. That's it. It would replace all other government benefit programs.<p>This is not a policy that is popular only on the left. Many conservatives have supported it as well. The idea of eliminating all of those programs …

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