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Dark Money

The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer (Anchor, $17, 576 pages, Paperback)

Bookmarks: The Nix

The Nix by Nathan Hill (Alfred A. Knopf, $27.95, 640 pages)


In an age when the attention span for some people extends no longer than a 140-character tweet, I...

Bookmarks: Shepherding Words into Print

Whether it’s a memoir or a novel, for many people, an item on life’s bucket list is to see their name on the cover of a book. But too many of those same aspiring writers unwisely embark on the...

Bookmarks: The Index Card

The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated
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"Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art" by Virginia Heffernan (Simon & Schuster, $26, 263 pages)

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The last time you opened Safari or...