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Gift Guide 2010: Books that'll make your coffee table look smart

There are books, and then there are deluxe books. They're like normal books, but more badass.
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Brain strain

Those of us aching for a 300-page treatise about the crippling implications of the "build your own scramble" at Local 188 won't, at first glance, find a great deal of solace in Jonah Lehrer's second book, How We Decide.
Jonah Lehrer on neurological warfare and picking a cereal
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 10, 2009

Can Sam Yoon win?

Recent elections, as you may have heard, have been about change.
An Obama loving city counselor aims to be mayor of Boston
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 11, 2009
PODCAST: Malcolm Gladwell at First Parish Church

PODCAST: Malcolm Gladwell at First Parish Church

If you picked up the Globe yesterday, you may have been a bit befuddled to read a brief profile of e...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 14, 2008

Malcolm Gladwell's unlikely formulas for success

As Luck Would Have It
As Luck Would Have It
By KARA HADGE  |  December 03, 2008

Winners and sinners

Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 08, 2008


The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008

Plunder, pillage, and profit

When Napster, invented by a Northeastern freshman, threw the music industry into chaos in 1999, Steve Jobs didn’t panic. He saw an opportunity.
A provocative new book suggests big business could learn from piracy and youth culture
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2008

Air apparent?

Maybe New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell is a breast man.
McNallica finishes fourth in the U.S.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 20, 2007

The pornography of pharmacology

“We’re so disconnected from our past selves,” says Kennedy. “Like what would the eight year-old you think of you now? That’s something that’s unsettling to me. I’d love to go back to be able to talk to the eight year-old.” Memories of you: Pagan Kenned
Pagan Kennedy on drugs, memory, and the lure of nostalgia
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 27, 2006

Grief encounters

Bryony Lavery turns a cold eye on a heated subject in Frozen (at New Repertory Theatre through February 12).
Frozen , Dark As a Thousand Midnights , A Prayer for Owen Meany
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 25, 2006