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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘We Are Not Such Things’

Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; and David Goldblatt discusses “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown

Moira Weigel discusses two new biographies of Brown; and Juliet Nicolson talks about “A House Full of Daughters.”

Changing the Paradigm: Women, National Liberation & Revolution in the 21st Century

A new book puts recent bombings in a much larger context. A review of A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic Stateby Meredith Tax (New York:  Bellevue Literary Press, 2016), 336 pps, $US 19.99.      I was in the middle of reading Meredith Tax’s exceptionally good work, A Road Unforeseen, when the Istanbul terrorist bombing took place. Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’

Jessi Klein talks about her new book of essays, and Antonio García Martinez discusses “Chaos Monkeys.”

The Arrangements

The New York Times Book Review commissioned a work of fiction about the election from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She chose to write about Melania Trump. If you can handle more Trump, check out Greg Chase’s portrait of a Trump supporter, based on Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury. The post The Arrangements appeared first on The Millions.

Book Review: Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist by Jens Hoffmann, Claudia J. NahsonThe Jewish Museum / Yale University Press, 2016Hardcover, 224 pagesOne of the must-see exhibitions in New York right now is Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, on display at the Jewish Museum until September 18th. Show More Summary

New York Times Book Review Publishes New Short Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A new short story by your fave, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is slated to run on the cover of the New York Times Book Review’s July 4th weekend issue, a press release reports. Adichie, an award-winning writer – known for her works Americanah, Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun – to name a select few, was […]

Here Are Some Other Ideas for 2016 Election Fiction That We’d Like to See, a la Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s in the NYT Book Review

The New York Times Book Review published its first-ever commissioned work of fiction on Tuesday, a psychologically astute short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that imagined the inner life of one Melania Trump. The tale, called “The Arrangements,” riffed on Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Show More Summary

Found: Elie Wiesel’s Review of Disneyland

Disney circa 1960. (Photo: Orange County Archives/CC BY 2.0) In 1957, Elie Wiesel, the writer most famous for his book Night, which told of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps, was working as journalist in New York. When hisShow More Summary

‘The Arrangements’: A Work of Fiction

The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.

Sense on Guns from . . . The NYRB?

(Steven Hayward) Ordinarily you wouldn’t expect much accuracy or sense on an article about guns and gun control from the New York Review of Books, but there it is, in David Cole’s review of three new gun books in the current edition....Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now?

Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.

Donor-Advised Funds: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

VideoThe New York Review of Books article The Undermining of American Charityis a good example of a somewhat arcane tax story that really deserves to break out of the tax ghetto. What the authors, noted philanthropist, Lewis B. Cullman and Boston College law professor, Ray Madoff think is undermining American [...]

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘In the Darkroom’

Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir, and James Lee McDonough talks about his new biography of William Tecumseh Sherman.

Still Pissed Off at Weatherman After All These Years

There’s a review in the New York Times of a new book about the radical times of 1969-70 that devotes a lot of space to recollections of the Weather Underground. The usual suspects are interviewed, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Mark Rudd. Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘First Dads’

Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads,” and Judith Warner discusses“The End of American Childhood.”

Are You Ready for "Cognified" Laundry? You'd Better Be

This review of Kevin Kelly's "The Inevitable" first appeared in my book review column in The New York Journal of Books. As founding executive editor of Wired magazine, Kevin Kelly has been chronicling technology's steady--and, on occasion, unsteady--march for almost 25 years. Show More Summary

The Supposedly Liberal NY Review of Books Published a Very Strange Review of Chomsky's Latest

There's a lot of problems here. In the first paragraph of his surprisingly inept and unfriendly review in the New York Review of Books of Noam Chomsky’s Who Rules the World? (May 2016), Kenneth Roth described the 2003 U.S. invasion of...Show More Summary

Where Are the Smartest Places on Earth? You May Be Surprised By the Answer

This review first appeared in the New York Journal of Books. "The Smartest Places on Earth" by Antoine van Agtamael and Fred Bakker is a smart book. It is also smartly timed. And the smartest thing it does is land right at the intersection...Show More Summary

Online resource for books launches aggregator for reviews

NEW YORK (AP) — An online resource for literary content is hoping to create the publishing equivalent of Rotten Tomatoes. Literary Hub (lithub.com) announced Tuesday the launch of Book Marks, compiling reviews from more than 70 outlets ranging from The New York Times to the Las Vegas Weekly. Reviews will include links to the original […]

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