Inquiring Minds Want to Know: ‘How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney?’

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A Theater Critic and a Hotel Maid Are on the Case in Two Captivating Mystery Novels

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Reach for a Nonfiction Read When Choosing Holiday Gifts, Pop Art to Ballet

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E-40 Discusses New Album, His Cookbook With Snoop, and Being Underrated

‘Stories of Women and Men’ Explores What Goes Wrong Between Them

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Barbra Streisand's Memoir Shows She Wasn't Born a Leading Lady — She Made Herself One

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3 New Poetry Collections Taking the Pulse of the Times

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In the Bay Area, November Belongs to Rhiannon Giddens

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Willie Nelson’s New Book Looks Back on 7 Decades of His Songwriting