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Book Review: The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George

With irreverence and resolve, the author explores how we stem, or fail to stem, the increasing tide of human waste causing 80% of the world's illness. Read More »

Vinyl Tap: The Plimsouls – “A Million Miles Away”

Over 25 years later, 1983's "A Million Miles Away" - three minutes and thirty-four seconds of hard-driven delirium - still packs a frenzied wallop. Read More »

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

Fear and Loving in Hitler's Berlin: A conscientious William Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Nazi Germany, while his daughter tries her skills at other negotiations. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of June 13, 2011

Featured: Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman Bob Mould. Plus: Errol Flynn; Dorothea Benton Frank, Lauren Kate Read More »

Book Review: Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan

An enigmatic young woman wreaks haunting havoc when she shows up in a New England town she had never been to, claiming she was born and raised there. Read More »

Liner Notables: Ray Davies – See My Friends

Ray Davies' commentary illuminates his collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, Alex Chilton, Black Francis, Lucinda Williams, Metallica, Jackson Browne, and more... Read More »

Book Review: The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children by Brendan Connell

Wide-ranging and rewarding tales of misery and imagination are featured in another showcase of Connell’s dark craftsmanship. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of May 23, 2011

Featured: Michael Shermer. Plus: Cathy Holton, Michael Scott, Star Wars: Conviction Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of May 16, 2011

Not in the market for another Andrew Morton royal couple do-tell? How about Davy Crockett, the O.K. Corral, and baseball? Bring your own Apple Pie... Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of May 9, 2011

Featured: Erik Larson. Plus: Stan Musial, Ronald Reagan, Lincoln, Carol Ross Joynt, Psychopath Test, Power-Pawing Palin Apparently; John Sandford, Wilbur Smith, Jo Nesbo, Lisa Mangum... Read More »