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Our chief Africa reporter was wary of journalism that made broad predictions about the continent, but a statistic made clear that staggering change was approaching.
Source: How One Small Statistic Became a Story That Spanned a Continent
Lima is a city of contrasts and contradictions — gray and tropical, dense and isolated. Augusto Higa Oshiro, one of its writers, recommended books and authors that have captured its complexity.
Source: Read Your Way Through Lima
In her most recent book, “The Comfort of Crows,” Renkl puts her admirable powers of perception to use, offering readers respite, and reason for hope, in a turbulent world.
Source: Margaret Renkl Writes in the Space Between Grief and Hope
With a free library card and the right app, you can check out e-books, audiobooks and more from your local branch.
Source: How to Use Your Library Card to Check Out E-Books, Audiobooks and More
Source: Using Your Phone to Visit the Library
She wrote of peasants, unsung women, border crossers and, most popularly, Martin Guerre, a 16th-century village impostor recalled in a 1980s movie.
Source: Natalie Zemon Davis, Historian of the Marginalized, Dies at 94
Cream puff decorating classes for the holidays, a Phony Mezcal Negroni from St. Agrestis and more food news.
Source: In ‘Seafood Simple,’ Eric Ripert Includes Techniques and Not-So-Simple Recipes
Dann McDorman, the executive producer of “The Beat With Ari Melber,” gave up writing fiction in his 20s. Now, he’s publishing his first novel at age 47.
Source: When a Book Deal Feels Like ‘Winning the Middle-Age Lottery’
Candid memoirs by Henry Winkler and John Stamos reveal how lucky breaks — and Yale training, and a curling iron — made them into household names.
Source: New Memoirs by Henry Winkler and John Stamos