Me: by Elton John
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Me: by Elton John

Me is a fitting written companion to Elton John's seemingly never-ending series of shows celebrating his life and music.

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Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming: by László Krasznahorkai
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Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming: by László Krasznahorkai

The surreal world that Krasznahorkai’s writing generates might serve as the best place from which to view our own, and to go about struggling to achieve a future…

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Chaos: by Tom O’Neill with Dan Piepenbring
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Chaos: by Tom O’Neill with Dan Piepenbring

Come for the Helter Skelter rebuttal, stay for the broader commentary on access to what should be public information.

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No Visible Bruises: by Rachel Louise Snyder
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No Visible Bruises: by Rachel Louise Snyder

With its harrowing stories and lack of easy answers, No Visible Bruises is a demanding read, even though Snyder's prose and pacing carry it well.

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Cimabue and the Franciscans: by Holly Flora
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Cimabue and the Franciscans: by Holly Flora

Reminds current audiences of the fascination generated by such careful design and such a command of the manner in which pigment and hue imbued within wood reveal delicate…

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The Factory: by Hiroko Oyamada
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The Factory: by Hiroko Oyamada

The Factory is an indictment of capitalism: the way it uses us, the ways it fails us, the way it hurts us.

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Black is the Body: by Emily Bernard
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Black is the Body: by Emily Bernard

The essays provide a carefully rendered profile of a particular life, the many facets of which give the reader cause for reflection.

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The House of Broken Angels: by Luis Alberto Urrea
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The House of Broken Angels: by Luis Alberto Urrea

As white dominant culture begins to fade and other voices from the American experience take their rightful place in our country’s narrative fabric, writers such as Urrea are…

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Frankissstein: by Jeanette Winterson
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Frankissstein: by Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein is a retelling of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic with a big red kiss of a love story thrown in the middle.

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Year of the Monkey: by Patti Smith
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Year of the Monkey: by Patti Smith

Smith expertly lays down the lines to articulate the times before and after the 2016 presidential election in a way that is political only because it is deeply…

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