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Jilly Cooper hits out at 'fatal' impact of local government cuts to libraries Cooper, who has an OBE for services to literature, has attacked David Cameron for allowing more than 350 libraries to close across Britain
Watership Down and other films that scared us witless
The 20 best TV chefs As James Martin leaves Saturday Kitchen, Michael Hogan counts down the all-time best small-screen cooks
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl backs teen band banned from practising in their garage due to noise Dave Grohl writes to Cornwall Council in bid to overturn youngsters band practice ban
Alas, poor William Telegraph View: Perhaps the tale is true that Horace Walpole, the dilettante antiquary, had Shakespeare's skull stolen to order
10 on-screen couples who couldn't stand each other in real life Just because your on-screen characters love each other, doesn't mean you can stand the person who plays them
The Kray twins: unseen pictures of Ronnie and Reggie Described as the most dangerous men in Britain, the Ronnie and Reggie Kray were never shy about posing for the cameras. And as these unseen images show, they revelled in their reputations right from the start. These photographs, which feature in a new book on the brothers, were drawn from the private collections of friends of the Krays. The book: The Krays From the Cradle to the Grave has been released in what would have been the twins' 80th year.
TV hunks through history Well, hello Mr Darcy: a look at TV hunks through history
Money men in films: picture special Look at 10 great films about money men and Wall Street, including Rogue Trader
15 best poetry books of all time World Poetry Day: From Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney, there's something for everyone in this list of the best poetry collections of all time
Artists take to the walls to regenerate parts of London The first ever Paint Your London sees a group of artists cover walls across the area with 20 creative and colourful murals
Game of Thrones' Kit Harington says he plays Jon Snow's dead body in new season Actor has been photographed on set for season six of the fantasy drama but insists he was playing a corpse
Video games and superheroes turn boys onto ballet The Royal Academy of Dance appears to have cracked the age-old problem of persuading boys to take up ballet lessons - using video game characters and superheroes as role models
Bruce Willis: his life and career in pictures As Bruce Willis celebrates his 61st birthday, here are some of his most memorable moments
Abandoned pharmaceutical factory used as 'canvas' by street artists Abandoned pharmaceutical factory used as 'canvas' by street artists
New Rolling Stones song unearthed after spending 50 years in a man's loft A previously unknown song by the Rolling Stones has been discovered after languishing in a loft for nearly half a century
25 great closing lines in films Martin Chilton looks at some great final lines to movies

New York Times

Nonfiction: How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy Three books reckon with pioneers of the sharing economy; a fourth considers their dark side.
Nonfiction: The iPhone Is 10 Years Old. Here’s the Story of Its Birth. Apple’s culture of reverence and secrecy is no match for Brian Merchant in “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.”
By the Book: Emma Straub: By the Book The author of “Modern Lovers” keeps her youth on a shelf: “There are books I loved in my teens and 20s that I would not love now, but it’s still nice to see them there, as a reminder of a person I used to be.”
Books of The Times: In ‘Memory’s Last Breath,’ Remembering Life, Before It’s Too Late Gerda Saunders tries to analyze her dementia as dispassionately as possible in her new book.
Crime: Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.
Nonfiction: Two New Books Offer Advice for the Socially Awkward Ty Tashiro (in “Awkward”) and Alan Alda (in “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?”) say people can learn to interact more effectively.
Fiction: In Mexico’s Violent Drug World, a Priest’s Dilemma Over the Seal of Confession Philip Caputo’s novel tells of an American priest who must decide whether to break the sanctity of confession to inform on narcos.
The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Boy Who Loved Too Much’ Jennifer Latson talks about “The Boy Who Loved Too Much”; Daniel Menaker discusses two new books about how to understand others and make ourselves understood.
20 Years of L.G.B.T.Q. Lit: A Timeline From “The Vagina Monologues” to “The End of Eddy,” here are 25 books by and about L.G.B.T.Q. individuals that have shaped the genre.
For These Collaborators, There’s No ‘I’ in ‘Best Seller’ Neal Stephenson and the novelist Nicole Galland have teamed up on a fantasy story, “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.,” at No. 11 in hardcover fiction.
Open Book: Class Ed. In a new book, Joan C. Williams says progressives have a strategic and ethical responsibility to try to understand the white working class.
sketchbook / graphic review: ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’ A graphic review of Steven Pinker’s book about the dramatic decline of violence in human affairs over history.

New York Times Sunday book review

Nonfiction: How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy Three books reckon with pioneers of the sharing economy; a fourth considers their dark side.
Nonfiction: The iPhone Is 10 Years Old. Here’s the Story of Its Birth. Apple’s culture of reverence and secrecy is no match for Brian Merchant in “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.”
By the Book: Emma Straub: By the Book The author of “Modern Lovers” keeps her youth on a shelf: “There are books I loved in my teens and 20s that I would not love now, but it’s still nice to see them there, as a reminder of a person I used to be.”
Crime: Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.
20 Years of L.G.B.T.Q. Lit: A Timeline From “The Vagina Monologues” to “The End of Eddy,” here are 25 books by and about L.G.B.T.Q. individuals that have shaped the genre.
Nonfiction: Two New Books Offer Advice for the Socially Awkward Ty Tashiro (in “Awkward”) and Alan Alda (in “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?”) say people can learn to interact more effectively.
The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Boy Who Loved Too Much’ Jennifer Latson talks about “The Boy Who Loved Too Much”; Daniel Menaker discusses two new books about how to understand others and make ourselves understood.
9 New Books We Recommend This Week Suggested reading from editors at The New York Times.
Match Book: Dear Match Book: What Audiobooks Will Liven Up My Summer Road Trips? For long trips with adult passengers and shorter trips with kids, our columnist recommends great audiobooks to hold drivers’ attention.
Nonfiction: A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America In “The Color of Law,” Richard Rothstein argues that government at all levels and in all branches abetted residential segregation, and the effects endure.
Fiction: In Mexico’s Violent Drug World, a Priest’s Dilemma Over the Seal of Confession Philip Caputo’s novel tells of an American priest who must decide whether to break the sanctity of confession to inform on narcos.
sketchbook / graphic review: ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’ A graphic review of Steven Pinker’s book about the dramatic decline of violence in human affairs over history.
Nonfiction: Why Did Lincoln Move So Slowly to Abolish Slavery? Because He Was a Racist, This Book Argues. Fred Kaplan’s “Lincoln and the Abolitionists” emphasizes the distance between them.
For These Collaborators, There’s No ‘I’ in ‘Best Seller’ Neal Stephenson and the novelist Nicole Galland have teamed up on a fantasy story, “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.,” at No. 11 in hardcover fiction.
Open Book: Class Ed. In a new book, Joan C. Williams says progressives have a strategic and ethical responsibility to try to understand the white working class.
Nonfiction: A Trip to Southern Italy to Shed Light on a Family Scandal Helene Stapinski has been haunted by the thought of her “criminal genes.” In “Murder in Matera,” she investigates her family’s past.
The Shortlist: Four New Collections of Omnivorous Literary Criticism These writers range widely, giving free play to their personal aesthetics and their avid curiosity.
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