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Winter Reading

The end of the year brings a rush of new literary releases and awards. Which to choose? Whether you enjoy historical fiction, transporting nonfiction, memoirs or graphic novels, we've got suggestions for your winter reading list.

2012 Winter Reading List

As temperatures cool, our literary critics pick their favorite books to keep you warm during the winter season. Let us know what's on your reading list in the comments below.

NPR

From HAL 9000 To Harley Quinn, Screen Villains Sow Chaos Because They Can

Movie heroes are fine. But let's be real — it's usually the bad guys we find most compelling.
NPR

These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.
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At The Democratic Convention, Choreographing A Sea Of Signs

Watch even a few minutes of the Democratic National Convention, and you're bound to see some synchronized sign-holding — with brightly colored slogans like "Stronger Together" waving in the crowd.
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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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