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Children’s Books: Magic Ripples Just Below the Surface in These Novels

Some books are like tour guides. Grinning, they whisk you through enchanted avenues, each carefree laugh rehearsed and...

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Follow the Money (Then Take a Picture)

In 1983, Ms. Greenfield matriculated at Harvard, where her parents had studied, and where she encountered both Mr....

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Anatomy of a Scene: From ‘Mission: Impossible’ to ‘Godzilla’: Plane Jumps in the Movies

Advertisement anatomy of a scene Tom Cruise, professional sky divers, even muscle cars: All have leapt from planes...

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The Shortlist: Personal Stories From the Refugee Experience

The story really begins when Al Samawi reads the Bible for the first time at the urging of...

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How to Listen to the Book Review Podcast

Each week on The New York Times Book Review’s podcast, the Book Review’s editor, Pamela Paul, speaks with...

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As Brexit Looms, Musicians Brace for the Worst

LONDON — The composer Howard Goodall was passing through a London airport in March en route to a...

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Nonfiction: From Rags to Ill-Gotten Riches in 1930s China

CITY OF DEVILSThe Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old ShanghaiBy Paul French299 pp. Picador. $28 Shanghai...

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Nonfiction: Rome Wasn’t Sacked in a Day

ROMEA History in Seven SackingsBy Matthew KnealeIllustrated. 417 pp. Simon & Schuster. $30. When we think of Rome...

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5 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead....

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Review: ‘Lodge 49,’ Where Beautiful Losers Join the Club

It’s become a cliché to ask about a TV drama, “What are the stakes?” Often the question embodies...