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  Gary Shteyngart on dachshunds, Lenin and reading Twain in Russia

Best-selling author and satirist Gary Shteyngart’s new book is about a future society where technology rules all. So how often does he update his own Facebook page?


With ‘Star Island,’ Carl Hiaasen takes aim at celebrity culture

Author and columnist Carl Hiaasen is known for his funny fiction and fierce commentary. Now, with his new book “Star Island,” he examines the making of tabloid fodder.


Bright books for dark times

Inspired by comments from our readers, book guru Jessa Crispin offers a summer reading list: about humor in dark times, the strength of community, and people who shook off apathy to work at rebalancing the scales.

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