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James Fallows, "China Makes, the World Takes"; Adam Minter, "Keeping Faith"; Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press, "Superiority Complex"; a look at contemporary Chinese art; Virginia Postrel on Hollywood photographer George Hurrell; Christopher Hitchens reviews Ian McEwan; your father may not be who you think he is; Caitlin Flanagan on the dangers of MySpace; and much more.
Jin Luxian’s 50-year struggle to keep Catholicism alive in China, balance Rome and Beijing, and build a Church for “100 million Catholics”
Why America’s growing nuclear supremacy may make war with China more likely
Harlan Coben’s work ethic, gift for plot twists, obsession with sales numbers, and careful brand management have made him a blockbuster novelist who earns millions of dollars per book. What it takes to succeed as a thriller writer—even when the literary establishment doesn’t acknowledge your existence
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Why early primaries will make for a better president
Marriage, Vegas-style; Harry Potter bows out; the United States of Africa
Attacking cocaine at its source was meant to drive up prices, yet U.S. street dealers are selling it for less than ever.
The great bison massacre; the lies kids tell; What, me narcissistic?
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Your father may not be who you think he is
America is becoming more secular; Europe is becoming more religious. Both trends could mean trouble.
Editor’s Choice: How Frank Sinatra staged the most spectacular comeback in American cultural history
Anybody could be tracking your children online. Even me.
Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Ian McEwan’s new novella evokes his homeland’s natural beauty and the straitened sexual manners of the early 1960s.
A guide to additional releases
George Hurrell’s brilliantly orchestrated photographs helped define Hollywood glamour in the 1930s.
Will Cannery Row’s signature fish transcend its humble reputation to become a chef’s staple? It should.
Toeing the line; Oh, no, you dishn't!
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