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A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment.

In the summer of 2016, Curtis Dawkins, a felon who is serving a life sentence in Michigan for murdering a man during a botched robbery, got some unexpected good news. Scribner, one of the top literary publishing houses in the United States, wanted to publish his debut collection of short stories, …

Textbooks

9 Books Donald Trump Really Needs To Read, From 'Between The World And Me' To 'I Am Malala'

It's been more than a year since Donald Trump became president, and in that time, he has shown a phenomenal distaste for reading of any kind. Recent …

Books

How to Make More Money (Meaningfully)

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How to get a full-body workout in only 20 minutes

Squeeze an effective, full-body workout into your busy schedule. Eva Redpath shows us the moves.<p>Get Moving: Full-body blast<p>Set aside no more than 20 …

The Boston Globe

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang to resign<p>In an interview Friday, Chang confirmed he is stepping down, after three years, saying he …

Donald Trump

Haim Gouri, 94, poetic voice of a rising Israel

JERUSALEM — Haim Gouri wrote of the terrible sacrifice of war, and of memory and camaraderie.<p>A celebrated poet and often critical voice of Israel’s …

Israel

Most Afghans Can’t Read, but Their Book Trade Is Booming

KABUL, Afghanistan — Nuts come in from Iran and fresh fruit from Pakistan, even though Afghanistan grows both in abundance. Years of bloated foreign aid budgets have produced high salaries, destroying local industries. As a result, about the only thing the country does not import is opium.<p>And books.<p>…

Afghanistan

Why Isn't Jay Gatsby Ever Called the 'Crazy Ex-Boyfriend'?

Literature, movies, and TV are full of stalkers, but there’s a double standard: Men like Gatsby and Heathcliff are called devoted, but the women are …

Stop Calling Ursula K. Le Guin a Grand Old Dame

It is not remarkable that a woman might spend nearly 90 years working tremendously hard, and still be really… cool. Women do this all the time.<p>“She …

Trevor Noah and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie interviewed at PEN America

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …