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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

Fiction: A Brilliant, Incendiary Joan of Arc Story for a Ravaged Earth In Lidia Yuknavitch’s novel “The Book of Joan,” a space colony of survivors orbits a post-apocalyptic Earth.
Home Alone With the Ghost of Emily Dickinson Do you believe in ghosts? Our writer spends an hour on her own in the poet’s room at the Emily Dickinson Museum.
Nonfiction: Solving a Reign of Terror Against Native Americans In “Killers of the Flower Moon,” David Grann uncovers a shattering history of oil greed, racism and serial murder targeting the Osage Indians.
By the Book: David Grann: By the Book The author of “The Lost City of Z” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” thinks the president should read “The Road,” by Cormac McCarthy, because “it gives a sense of the fragility of the world.”
Books of The Times: Elizabeth Strout’s Lovely New Novel Is a Requiem for Small-Town Pain In “Anything Is Possible,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Olive Kitteridge” writes with a frank, unapologetic emphasis on forbidden desire.
Nonfiction: The Truth Is Out There, and the Feds Paid to Find It In “Phenomena,” Annie Jacobsen explores the government’s research into things that go bump in the night.
Nonfiction: Sheryl Sandberg Finds Comfort for Herself and Offers It to Others With new perspective after her husband’s unexpected death, the author of “Lean In” addresses issues that some readers found troubling about that book.
The Long View: The Man to Blame for Our Culture of Fame His name was Walter Winchell, and he presided over Table 50 of the Stork Club, temple of a new cult of celebrity, in mid-20th-century Manhattan.
Alone at Emily Dickinson’s Desk What happens when a reporter for The New York Times spends one hour in Emily Dickinson’s former bedroom? Hear about Sarah Lyall’s experience and explore the room yourself in this 360 video.
A Kitsch-Filled Writer’s Room for John Waters The film director and author lives in a 1927 Italianate-style house. A second-floor writing space has lots of pop-culture ephemera.
The Book Review Podcast: Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”
Nonfiction: Are the New Megadonors Distorting American Society? David Callahan’s “The Givers” examines a new wave of philanthropists: how they operate, what makes them tick.

New York Times Sunday book review

Fiction: A Brilliant, Incendiary Joan of Arc Story for a Ravaged Earth In Lidia Yuknavitch’s novel “The Book of Joan,” a space colony of survivors orbits a post-apocalyptic Earth.
Nonfiction: The Truth Is Out There, and the Feds Paid to Find It In “Phenomena,” Annie Jacobsen explores the government’s research into things that go bump in the night.
Nonfiction: Solving a Reign of Terror Against Native Americans In “Killers of the Flower Moon,” David Grann uncovers a shattering history of oil greed, racism and serial murder targeting the Osage Indians.
By the Book: David Grann: By the Book The author of “The Lost City of Z” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” thinks the president should read “The Road,” by Cormac McCarthy, because “it gives a sense of the fragility of the world.”
The Long View: The Man to Blame for Our Culture of Fame His name was Walter Winchell, and he presided over Table 50 of the Stork Club, temple of a new cult of celebrity, in mid-20th-century Manhattan.
Match Book: In Search of New Memoirs That Go Light on Catastrophe A reader (and writer) of memoirs notes that dysfunction and disease haunt the genre. What can he read that’s trauma-free?
Critic’s Take: Viet Thanh Nguyen Reveals How Writers’ Workshops Can Be Hostile The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Sympathizer” explains how creative writing seminars can work against people who don’t come from the mainstream.
Nonfiction: Life with a Rare Genetic Disease: The Science, the Suffering and the Hope Two new books — “Mercies in Disguise” by Gina Kolata and “The Family Gene” by Joselin Linder — look at how individuals cope with devastating genetic diseases.
The Shortlist: 3 Books Tell the Legacies of Legends A Shortlist that looks at major figures from our time and before.
Nonfiction: Sheryl Sandberg Finds Comfort for Herself and Offers It to Others With new perspective after her husband’s unexpected death, the author of “Lean In” addresses issues that some readers found troubling about that book.
Nonfiction: A Still-Grieving Prince Fan Looks Back on the Purple One In “Dig if You Will the Picture,” Ben Greenman tries to penetrate the mystery that was Prince.
Nonfiction: Elizabeth Warren Lays Out the Reasons Democrats Should Keep Fighting In “This Fight Is Our Fight,” Elizabeth Warren offers a manifesto for the Democratic resistance to President Trump.
10 New Books We Recommend This Week Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
The Book Review Podcast: Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”
Nonfiction: Are the New Megadonors Distorting American Society? David Callahan’s “The Givers” examines a new wave of philanthropists: how they operate, what makes them tick.
Nonfiction: A Life in 40 Questions: Harrowing Stories of Child Migration In “Tell Me How It Ends,” Valeria Luiselli describes her encounters with undocumented migrant children and the circumstances that produced them.
Fiction: A Battering of Chances Against the Cosmic Wheel In his new collection, “Living in the Weather of the World,” Richard Bausch proves yet again that he’s a master of the short story.
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