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A Soured Student-Teacher Friendship Threatens 'Everything'

In a new memoir, James Lasdun describes how a former-student-turned-friend stalked and slandered him online. Give Me Everything You Have is a meditation on what it means to control your reputation on the Internet — and the book is Lasdun's attempt to fight back.
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In A North Vietnamese Prison, Sharing Poems With 'Taps On The Walls'

As a prisoner of war in the "Hanoi Hilton," Air Force fighter pilot John Borling spent years composing and memorizing poetry that he tapped to fellow prisoners, like the future Sen. John McCain, using a special code.
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Amity Gaige: "Schroder"

A new novel explores whether a person whose life is built on lies can be a good and loving parent.

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Book News: Anger Over 'Superman' Author Who Condemns Homosexuality

Also: A school will be named after Maurice Sendak; poetic parking regulations; and Amish romance novels.
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"Love in the Time of Algorithims"

We explore the history of dating technology, how it works and its broader effect on our social dynamics.

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Book News: Pablo Neruda's Body Will Be Exhumed For Autopsy

Also: our pick of the best books coming out this week; the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death; and the real identity of a popular romance novelist.

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