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Bad Reviews Are Good — And Here's Why Books

Bad Reviews Are Good — And Here's Why

By John Winters

A debate now raging in literary circles centers on the pros and cons of giving negative reviews — as if there is suddenly a moral dimension to pointing out plot holes and bad writing.

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The Buddha Wears Prada: A Protest Against MFA Ads Boston

The Buddha Wears Prada: A Protest Against MFA Ads

By Lynda Morgenroth

I’ve been trying to get used to the flashy, splashy ads of luxury goods in the MFA members’ magazine. It’s not working. I cannot believe that what the museum rakes in from these ads justifies the discord.

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Why Books Make The Best Gifts Books

Why Books Make The Best Gifts

By Margot Livesey

While I wander the aisles of my local bookshops, I am pondering more intimate aspects of my friends than their shirt sizes or culinary tastes.

The Fact-Catcher In The Rye Books

The Fact-Catcher In The Rye

By Howard Gardner

As I read “Salinger,” I’m distracted by questions: What’s been truly verified? What’s a shrewd guess? What’s been made up out of thin air?

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