Author Interviews

On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference

"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis says. In his new book Flash Boys, he describes how computerized transactions known as high-frequency trading are creating an uneven playing field.


Book Reviews

This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'

Maggie Shipstead tells the story of a disciplined dancer who can't make it into the spotlight. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Shipstead is "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge."


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In Gladiator (2000), Russell Crowe plays a Roman general who is forced to fight in gladiatorial contests. Historian Mary Beard says the real competitions were probably not as brutal as the film would have us believe. Universal/Getty Images hide caption

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Tugba Sunguroglu, Ilayda Akdogan, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan and Günes Sensoy play five orphaned teen sisters who live with their grandmother in the film Mustang. Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Cécile McLorin Salvant's repertoire includes jazz standards, forgotten old songs, show tunes and originals. Mark Fitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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