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    1. Author and passionate lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov once said: ‘Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.’ His scientific drawings and watercolours of butterflies have now been collected into one volume, Fine Lines Continue reading...

    2. On the Trail of Nabokov in the American West

      International Herald TribuneMay 24 04:16 AM

      On his cross-country trips chasing butterflies and researching “Lolita,” the Russian-born novelist saw more of the United States than did Fitzgerald, Kerouac or Steinbeck.

    3. The Times’s book critics and others on books that feature a Charles Manson-like cult, a modern-day America in which slavery still exists, the observations of Amy Schumer’s head writer and more.

    4. Because Parker Posey is selling her place, check out today's end-of-day links: NY Times follows Nabokov, de Blasio's approval ratings, long airport wait times, Googling before first date, NYC's polyamorous community, RIP Lee's Art Shop, and an elephant lullaby. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter , Instagram , YouTube , and Snapchat , and like us on Facebook . You can also get the top ...

    5. Thursday The 12th

      The Moscow TimesMay 11 03:48 PM

      A Hunting Drama (Drama na Okhote): Anton Yakovlev stages this piece based on the themes of a Chekhov story. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m. MT PICK Casting: Yury Yeryomin's play, based loosely on the plot of "A Chorus Line," stars Alla Sigalova as the director and choreographer. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

      Thursday The 28th - The Moscow Times

    6. Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 28 01:21 PM

      PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace — if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys.

    7. Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause

      The Associated Press via Yahoo! SportsApr 28 01:23 PM

      In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace - if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys. A group is pushing for a historical marker at Philadelphia's Germantown Cricket Club, his home court.

    8. From Flaubert to Teju Cole, writers have the power to make us live through their books. But will novels still be an essential branch of life in 20 years time? I read in a quiet corner of the room, sitting in a porter’s chair, reminiscent of gatekeepers’ chairs of long ago, fenced in by wide protruding wings. I read slowly, repeating the words out loud, since sound and rhythm are an intrinsic ...

    9. Warning: Spoilers ahead

    10. Twenty books that should be on your reading list

      Queensland TimesMay 13 12:24 PM

      BOOKS are deeply personal things. Each of us form unique bonds with the characters we read about, relate to storylines and personalities in different ways.

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