Barbara Basbanes

Barbara Basbanes

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Barbara Basbanes Richter is the Managing Editor for Literary Features Syndicate and a columnist for Fine Books & Collections Magazine.

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How ISIS Makes $3 Million A Day: Selling Ancient Books

Waging war isn't cheap. Trafficking in antiquities pays the bills—and the trade is as lucrative as ever.

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Illustrations by Joe Morse for The Folio Society edition of Toni Morrison's Beloved

4 Summer Reads That Will Leave You Sizzling

Here are four summer reading selections for adventure seekers, serious readers, and beach bums.

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Pablo Picasso, Curtain for the Ballet “Le Tricorne,” 1919. Tempera on canvas, ca. 20 x 19 feet. New-York Historical Society, Gift of New York Landmarks Conservancy, Courtesy of Vivendi Universal, 2015.22. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

New York Historical Society: Picasso, Abe Lincoln & Al Hirschfeld, Oh My!

If you find yourself in Manhattan this summer, be sure to add the New York Historical Society to your itinerary. A stone’s throw from the American Museum of Natural History, New York Historical is currently staging three blockbuster exhibitions, each one revealing the rich history of New York City.

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Anatomy Of A School's Collapse: The Closing Of All-Women College Sweet Briar

Are all-girls schools an "archaic nicety"? Is Sweet Briar's closure a sign of shifting mores? What's the future of higher education for women?

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3 Must-Read Books About Black History

Black History Month just ended—but that doesn't mean we should shelve books providing this essential education.

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Gillian Zoe Segal: Keeper Of Success Secrets 

Because, success isn't found on a gold-paved road.

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Jeanne Ryan: Young-Adult Sci-Fi Writer

beloved by hollywood. proud introvert. wargame alum.

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Yes, Pay Parity Is Still A Problem

In a blast from the past and sort of farewell to Women’s History Month, the 

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Your Handy Guide To April Book Events

April heralds not just the arrival of spring, but opening season for book festivals.

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