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Are Cheap Clothes Ruining the Planet?

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music | How to Listen In “Fashionopolis,” Dana Thomas connects our wardrobes to global economic and climate patterns and crises. She says that very affordable clothing from retailers like Zara and Gap and H&M has created a great deal of waste, much of it containing …

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Mastering Middle School Friendship Drama

In “Best Friends,” instead of magic, the main character, Shannon, based on the author Shannon Hale herself, escapes from the perils of everyday friendships and channels her worries into her own writing, creating a story about a rich girl who, despite her wealth and beauty, is neglected by her parents …

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Drawing 101 – The New York Times

Liana Finck is the author, most recently, of “Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self,” which was published last month. Follow New York Times Books on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, sign up for our newsletter or our literary calendar. And listen to us on the Book Review podcast. Source …

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This C.I.A. Officer Wants to Give Peace a Chance

Ms. Fox recommends clove oil, a home remedy that worked for Zoe, born into the congested Shanghai air. “He gives me a look of knowing sympathy, parent to parent, lamenting government’s inability to keep the air clean,” Ms. Fox writes. The attack never happens. That account in particular has raised …

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