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Three New Books Explore the Machinery of the Mind

HOW WE LEARN Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine … for Now By Stanislas Dehaene 305 pp. Viking. $28. A cognitive psychologist at the Collège de France and a successful and talented science writer, Dehaene will be familiar to many readers of popular science, from his previous books and his membership in The Edge, […]

Love ‘Tiger King’? You’ll Love These Books, Too

Image ‘The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century,’ by Kirk Wallace Johnson Johnson unspools an utterly fascinating and “complex tale of greed, deception and ornithological sabotage” about a young flutist named Edwin Rist, who in 2009 broke into a British natural history museum and stole hundreds of preserved bird […]

Children’s Books: Things Could Always Be Worse

With Covid-19 has come bewilderment and disbelief: How could life have changed so quickly, and what will be left of our old ways when the crisis has passed? This line of thought is not articulated, strictly speaking, in Giles Laroche’s picture book for children ages 5-9, but it may come to mind as you look […]

How to Get Books When Bookstores and Libraries Are Closed

There are also thousands of books in the public domain — meaning they’re no longer under copyright in the United States — that have been digitized and uploaded in full online. Google Books has a massive catalog, and you can adjust the search settings to show only free e-books. Project Gutenberg also has thousands of […]

Top Travel Books To Read Right Now

null Getty Now is the time to spin the world globe, plot your next adventure, research new destinations, and delve deep into inspirational travel writing. Through reading, you can connect with other communities—near and far—by imagining what it would be like to spend a day in their footwear. Take a camel trek to Uluru, the […]

50+ books to read during the quarantine—recommended by Philadelphians

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Newscasters know books are for displaying

We have grown accustomed to getting our news from slick chrome and glass studios, often with a blue backdrop, or large interactive screens or murals of iconic buildings or cityscapes. These days, we are more likely to get our news from somebody’s home. It certainly gives us more to look at as we listen. We […]

Figuring out ways to read books right now is tough. We’re here to help.

Welcome to the latest installment of Vox’s Ask a Book Critic, in which, I, Vox book critic Constance Grady, provide book recommendations to suit your very specific mood: either how you’re feeling right now, or how you’d like to be feeling instead. Books are a good thing to think about right now. Of course, I […]

How to read Kindle books—without a Kindle

No, you don’t need an e-reader to do it. (Photo: Getty Images / Eva Katalin Kondoros) — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. With most people stuck inside for the time being, there’s never been a better time to start reading more (at least […]

50 great books to entertain quarantined kids, whether they’re newborns or high schoolers

CLOSE Coronavirus-related school closures pushed a sign language teacher to give her students a place to learn online. USA TODAY — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Our colleague Hannah Yasharoff from the USA TODAY Life team is here to share some reading ideas your kids, […]