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Further Reading: Awe-Inspiring Animals
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Further Reading: Awe-Inspiring Animals

By now, you’ve surely heard of Knickers, the oversized Australian cow. If you haven’t, that’s really too sad for you because Knickers was the viral internet story we so desperately needed last week. Measuring 6’4” in height and weighing in at 1.4 tons, Knickers is large—too large, in fact, for the abattoirs, and thus destined […]

Further Reading: Collusion

Further Reading: Collusion

Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018   As our President faces charges of collusion, he insists it’s not a crime. We’ll let the lawyers in the house make that call, but in […]

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Further Reading: Cursed Sarcophagi

Further Reading: Cursed Sarcophagi

Three weeks ago, archaeologists unearthed a sealed, 30-ton, black granite sarcophagus (and an alabaster bust) after some 2,000 years of presumably peaceful rest. Egyptian officials were eager to pry it open and peek inside, but citizens of the Internet were less enthused. Thinking logically, the Twittersphere pointed out the obvious: what if it’s cursed?! Warnings […]

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Further Reading: Shark Attacks

Further Reading: Shark Attacks

  Today, CNN published an illustrated guide to surviving a shark attack. Though useful, the guide provokes new anxieties for we landlubbers about to embark on beach vacations. Luckily, the following titles, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, provide superior accounts of shark attacks to soothe us—or prepare us for the inevitable.   Bear v. […]

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Further Reading: Cave Rescues

Further Reading: Cave Rescues

  As rescuers race to save the remaining five boys trapped in a Thai cave system, audiences around the world are following the crisis with hope and trepidation. The rescue effort has brought together international military teams, rescue workers, diving experts, and Elon Musk, who is contributing a mini-submarine. For readers interested in other harrowing […]

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Further Reading: Russian Spies

Further Reading: Russian Spies

After mounting accusations of collusion, election meddling and spreading fake news, recent sensational headlines on Russian doings seem drawn directly from a Cold War thriller. We recommend the following books, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, for readers craving more accounts of political intrigue and conspiracy—or for those sad that The Americans has ended.   Fiction […]

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Further Reading: Migrants

Further Reading: Migrants

As the nation turns its attention to the plight of the migrants detained at our borders, now’s a perfect time for readers to immerse themselves in the global migration crisis. The following recommended titles, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, explore the horrors migrants must endure both at home and abroad. (Earlier this week, we […]

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Further Reading: Grifters

Further Reading: Grifters

  Yesterday, writing for The New Yorker, Jia Tolentino declared it “grifter season,” citing an excellent feature in The Cut about Anna Delvey, a young woman posing as a German heiress, now in prison, and the recent publication of John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, an absolutely tremendous book about Stanford dropout […]

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Further Reading: Holding Hands

Further Reading: Holding Hands

Our President made waves with his hand-holding technique while receiving Emmanuel Marcon at the White House yesterday. The characters in the charming picture books below, linked to their Booklist reviews, might prove instructional in future diplomatic meetings.   All of Us, by Carin Berger Parents and their little ones will love this disarmingly simple poem about […]

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Further Reading: Barbara Bush

Further Reading: Barbara Bush

Upon learning of Barbara Bush’s passing last night at the age of 92, my first thought was about what a fascinating lady she was: champion of literacy, doyenne of Kennebunkport, unparalleled rocker of unironic pearl necklaces. My second thought was of her son, but nobody has time to listen to my feelings about him. My […]

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