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Postal Service Slips Up With Special-Edition Stamp For Maya Angelou

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:04pm

The U.S. Postal Service has put the late poet Maya Angelou's face and name, together with a choice quotation, on a special edition stamp. Trouble is, that quotation didn't start with her.

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'Louie' Hits Its Mark While 'The Comedians' Hasn't Yet Fully Succeeded

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:59pm

Louis C.K.'s comedy and the new mockumentary The Comedians start Thursday on the FX cable network. Both are unusual and ambitious, says critic David Bianculli, but only one hits the ground running.

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'Displacement': The Frustrations, Fears And Absurdities Of A Cruise Upended

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:57pm

When Lucy Knisley agreed to go on a Caribbean cruise with her grandparents, she didn't know she'd spend 10 days basically keeping them alive. She writes about it in her new cartoon memoir.

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The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:56pm

Brooke Borel's new book describes the history of bedbugs and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."

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The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:48am

Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.

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Love, Violence And Lou Reed, On Display In 'The Water Museum'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:03am

Things rarely end well for the people in Luis Alberto Urrea's new story collection, but there are flashes of humor. Critic Michael Schaub calls Urrea "a master storyteller with a rock and roll heart."

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Memoir, Perfectly Punctuated In 'Between You & Me'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:03am

New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris' new book is part life story, part grammar guide. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book is delightful, and Norris is a "stickler who can't resist schtick."

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Memoir, Perfectly Punctuated In 'Between You & Me'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:00am

New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris's new book is part life story, part grammar guide. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book is delightful, and Norris is a "stickler who can't resist schtick."

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Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:45pm

When tea met sugar, they formed a power couple that altered the course of history. It was a marriage shaped by fashion, health fads and global economics. And it doomed millions of Africans to slavery.

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