Antiheroes, Dancers, Bridges, L.A. Stories | Classic Returns

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The “Classic Returns” column is back with intercultural essays, a full roster of femmes and hommes fatales, an art critic’s black comedy, and a dancing de Mille’s memoir with an excellent new foreword.

Rescuing Books, Remembering Harper Lee, Adding Rum | What We’re Reading

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The readers at LJ/School Library Journal talk about the book they’d rescue from a fire and pay tribute to Harper Lee.

Turning Pages, Catching Tears, Learning Languages | What We’re Reading

The People in the Trees

WWR writers discuss gratitude, death, page-turners, princesses, true grit, eternal story lines, oddball narratives, and more this week.

Ch-ch-changes & Other Oddities | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” mourns David Bowie and talks about our best reads of last year.

Ringing In the New, Ringing Out the Old | French on Fridays

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On keeping book lists, tallying totals, and reading in 2016

Goodbyes & Good Books | What We’re Reading

Fellowes.Snobs

As 2015 ebbed, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang about their favorite books of the year and if anybody had reconsidered an initial review or judgment of a book. Except for Meredith, they (and I) neatly sidestepped that query and instead talked about memoirs, romantic escapes, Byronic detective stories, mythical graphic novels, and diet […]

Bring Out Your Bests | French on Fridays

The glamour, grit, and buzzwords of book criticism

On with the Show | What We’re Reading

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This week, “What We’re Reading” staffers go to the movies (and to the theater, the zoo, and on a quick trip to the land of dragons) as antidote to real life.

November Remembering | Classic Returns

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The themes this month: cute dogs; autism; cross-dressing; vintage dressing; the idiocy of war; the aftereffects of the Holocaust and of AIDS.

Vive le Livre & More | What We’re Reading

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A salute to Paris from the LJ/SLJ/JLG “What We’re Reading” team this week.