The Execution That Changed New Zealand by DAMIEN CAVE


By DAMIEN CAVE

A novel recreates the murder case that helped overturn that country’s death penalty.

Published: September 29, 2019 at 08:00PM

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In This Genre-Bending Novel, You Better Believe the Monsters Are Real by IBI ZOBOI


By IBI ZOBOI

Akwaeke Emezi’s “Pet” tells the story of a trans girl who knows that evil is still lurking, even when her utopian society sees only angels.

Published: September 29, 2019 at 08:00PM

from NYT Books https://ift.tt/2mlENpB


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Jimmy Spicer, Influential Early Rapper, Is Dead at 61 by JON CARAMANICA


By JON CARAMANICA

Mr. Spicer’s career was brief but consequential. In just a few songs he introduced phrases and tropes that would become part of hip-hop’s core catalog.

Published: September 29, 2019 at 08:00PM

from NYT Arts https://ift.tt/2oJtA33


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