Kerry McGurty

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Booker prize contenders 2014 – plus ça change…

The literary prize may have adopted liberal new entry criteria, but this year’s race for glory is shaping up along familiar lines<p>English literary life has a peculiar resilience. Despite last year’s predictions of imminent meltdown, the global, new-look Man Booker prize (which is announced on …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Our Mega Fall 2013 Books Preview: 21 Must Reads

by Norman Rush, Sept. 10.<p>“Surely the only considerable American novelist who has never yet written about America,” the critic James Wood said about …

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

• <b>Author:</b> Chelsea Handler<p>THE EAGERLY AWAITED COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HORIZONTAL LIFE<p>When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power -- vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair …

The Game

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Strauss<p>Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as …

Recycled Assumptions: How Journalists Keep Education Tied to Damaging Ideas

It very rarely happens that the cover of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i>, which represents some of the most prestigious intellectual real estate in the U.S., is given over to a discussion about education. When that does happen, as it did last Sunday, it becomes clear why "school reform" just …