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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

New SMP Mind-Body-Spirit Imprint Named St. Martin’s Essentials

St. Martin's Press' new mind-body-spirit imprint has been named St. Martin's Essentials. The new imprint was formed last November shortly after Joel Fotinos stepped down as publisher of Penguin...

The Romanovs’ Art of Survival

Popperfoto/Getty ImagesThe daughters of Tsar Nicholas II—Marie, Tatiana, Anastasia, and Olga—Russia, circa 1915 The twentieth century was not kind to the Romanovs. The night of July 16–17 marks the centenary...

A Customer Service Primer (shelftalker)

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ThrillerFest XIII: The Summer of George

It would be hard not to connect the record attendance at ThrillerFest XIII, including at its packed International Thriller Writers Awards banquet held Saturday night at New York’s Grand...

Dr. Death

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna Josephinum, Ethics, Collections and History of Medicine, MedUni Vienna Hans Asperger, bottom right, with the staff of the Vienna Children’s Hospital,...

Author of Stig of the Dump, Clive King, dies aged 94

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“Educated,” by Tara Westover

I am far from the first critic to recommend Tara Westover’s astounding memoir, “Educated,” but if its comet tail of glowing reviews has not yet convinced you, let me...

“Now More Than Ever”

I made a date with young Scout to go to the Forum. I felt we’d taken a wrong turn and I wanted to get our friendship back on track....

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“Repetition”

By Robert Pinsky

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