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When Roger Ebert died last week at age 70, it seemed that everyone had a story or a fond memory to share about him. It’s rare for a critic to be so beloved, but Mr. Ebert—much like Christopher Hitchens, who died in 2011—had a reputation for kindness, even if his writing could sting.
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Slate announced a new special section today, the Slate Book Review, which will take over the site’s homepage the first weekend of every month, beginning tomorrow. Slate Book Review will triple the amount of books coverage on the site, the New York Times reports.