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'Black on Black' Celebrates Black Culture While Exploring History and Racial Tension
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Cover of 'Black on Black' by Daniel Black.(Hanover Square Press)



These lines appear on the first page of Daniel Black's Black on Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America:
Black on Black is not an easy read.Black's voice is strong, informed, angry, and relentless - and that infuses his essays with the power to affect readers.
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'Black on Black' Celebrates Black Culture While Exploring History and Racial Tension
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Cover of 'Black on Black' by Daniel Black.(Hanover Square Press)



These lines appear on the first page of Daniel Black's Black on Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America:
Black on Black is not an easy read.Black's voice is strong, informed, angry, and relentless - and that infuses his essays with the power to affect readers.
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On Hegel, Nadine Gordimer, and Kyle Abraham - The Paris Review
Over the past year I have read and reread Angelica Nuzzo's book Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely , in which Nuzzo guides the reader through Hegel's Science of Logic.Nuzzo presents the question of how we are to think about history as it unfolds amid chaos and relentless crises.How, in other words, are we to find a means to think outside the incessant whirr of our times?
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8 Ways to Read More BooksAnd Why You Should
I carry one of the most useful lessons of childhood with me to this day: always take a book.That rule served me well in third grade, when I sneakily read The Baby-Sitters Club under my desk during math class.(After my teacher confiscated it, I pulled out another.)It's kept me busy on airplanes, during long drives, while taking a breather in the middle of a hiking trail, and in the corner of social gatherings.
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Novelist Julie Otsuka draws on her own family history in 'The Swimmers'
DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: This is FRESH AIR.I'm David Bianculli, in for Terry Gross.Novelist Julie Otsuka has just been awarded the Carnegie Medal for Excellence for her book "The Swimmers."It's about a group of people who go to the local pool to escape from their problems.Vogue magazine and Kirkus Review listed the book as one of the year's best of 2022.
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What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing
Pedro Pascal plays Joel Miller in The Last of Us.HBO Max This week, we checked in with Punxsutawney Phil, revisited childhood friendships, and were inspired by new YA books about identity and overcoming hardships.Here's what the NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour crew was paying attention to and what you should check out this weekend.
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Briefly Noted
The Sense of Wonder, by Matthew Salesses (Little, Brown).This playfully self-referential novel examines Asian American identity through the twin lenses of basketball and Korean TV dramas.Won Lee, a point guard for the Knicks, is the only Asian player in the N.B.A. His girlfriend, Carrie Kang, is a TV executive who dreams of producing "a Korean American Korean drama."
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Making friends is easy when you're young, but it can be harder as you age
NPR's Life Kit offers tips on building and maintaining friendships from a psychologist who compiled a how-to guide for navigating them.(Story first aired on All Things Considered on Sept. 10, 2022.)
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Repression and war boost sales of Orwell's 1984' in Russia
George Orwell's 1984 is not just a simple story about state surveillance of a citizenry.Russian President Vladimir Putin's official description of his war on Ukraine is, a special military operation to defend the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.On several occasions, Putin said it was obvious that confrontation was inevitable Last December, he elaborated, The only question was when... and better today than tomorrow.
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I was just really inspired by this article. I definitely have some books I could donate or give away.
Reading is precious which is why I've been giving away my books | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
No, I specifically mean having a lot of books and boasting about it, treating having a lot of books as a stand-in for your personality, or believing that simply owning a lot of books makes one know things.
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I grew up in a family where there were a lot of books on the shelves, though we couldn't always afford new ones.
I've never forgotten the privilege of that, nor of the position I'm in now, where I am sometimes sent books free of charge.
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The Rules According to Pamela Paul
At the Times, Paul often writes on the hazards of shifting norms.But she's also revealed the fraught position of the opinion columnist.Pamela Paul and I met twice, in the same Times conference room, and on both occasions she wore a black biker jacket.She paired it with soft skirts in floral print or pink stripes: a look to suit a provocateur temperamentally averse to provocation.