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Alexander Weinstein’s “Children of the New World” is a collection of cautionary tales about extreme emotional attachment to software and silicon.  

"Poison Squad" Volunteers taking in a dinner with a side of Borax.
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Science writer Deborah Blum on the government scientists who made the case for food regulation by "eating dangerously."

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Chuck Klosterman thinks the Internet has ruined a lot of things, including death.

"I Will Bear Witness" by Victor Klemperer
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The author of "Lincoln in the Bardo" recommends Victor Klemperer's two-volume diary that reads as a slow-motion picture of what the Holocaust looked like before it was known Holocaust.

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How painting radium on watches and instrument dials killed more than 50 young women working in Ottawa, Illinois.

"If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin
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The author of "Another Brooklyn" recommends a James Baldwin novel she says belongs on everyone's bookshelf.