“He has only recently been elected president of South Africa,” William Finnegan wrote in The New York Review of Books, of Nelson Mandela, in 1995. “Mandela’s life, however, has already been so full, so improbably long and mythologically...Show More Summary
Wow! a new book featuring Emily Dickinson’s envelope poems, edited by Marta Wener and Jen Bervin and recently published by New Directions in collaboration with Christine Burgin, in collaboration with Steve Clay of Granary Books, has garnered a much coveted book review from NYT’s art critic, Holland Cotter. Like many a Connecticut Valley puritan, Emily [...]
Robert Gottlieb and the editors of the New York Review of Books are very interested in Leonard Bernstein's sex life and not at all in his love of Israel, though that was a primary motivation
Though many Americans know him through his columns for The Atlantic and the New York Review of Books, Clive James inhabits a much larger, diverse role in British culture. This man of letters is a journalist, a cultural critic, a TV personality and an author of poems and novels. An Australian by birth, James has lived in England since 1961. Show More Summary
The next PPW conference to be held in New York in January is the 10th event and promises to be of great value for all in the industry. The agenda for the full 2 day event is now published - review, commit and book before 15th December to get the best price
The New York Times Book Review has announced its 100 Notable Books of 2013 A couple of things are notable about the list itself -- including the fact that all of three titles are works in translation (oh dear, folks are going to take...Show More Summary
As D.I.Y. spots have become more common over the past decade, the Brooklyn Volcano remains an anomaly. It was the first New York spot of its kind, and existed in a place that could have hypothetically grown into something the size of a skatepark. Given the route real estate has taken throughout the Bloomberg years, […]
By Richard K. Barry If the New York Times had asked me to write a review of Chris Matthews’ new book on the relationship between ’80s era House Speaker Tip O’Neill and President Reagan, it would have pretty much been, at least in substance,...Show More Summary
For the New York Times Sunday book review, historian David Greenberg of Rutgers University writes a devastating review of MSNBC host Chris Matthews' new book about Ronald Reagan and Reagan era Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill. Show More Summary
MSNBC host Chris Matthews' most recent non-fiction book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked has struggled to keep pace with some of its conservative competition on the New York Times best sellers list. A new review in this weekend's Times Book Review isn't likely to help the situation.
by Jia Tolentino Zadie Smith's done it again: her latest New York Review of Books essay, "Man vs. Corpse," is a gentle, vivid meditation on the impossibility of imagining yourself dead. Walking corpses—zombies—follow us everywhere, through novels, television, cinema. Show More Summary
Alan Rusbridger, the editor of Britain’s Guardian newspaper, has an essay in the new issue of The New York Review of Books that stands out as a reasoned explanation of the role The Guardian has played in bringing Edward Snowden’s revelations...Show More Summary
Under it's new, post-Sam Tanenhaus administration The New York Times Book Review has tried out a few new things, one of which is a weekly 'Bookends'-column -- where, apparently: "two writers take on pressing and provocative questions...Show More Summary
Knopf paid nearly two million dollars last week to acquire “City on Fire,” the nine-hundred-page début novel by Garth Risk Hallberg. At the New York Review of Books, a previously unpublished lecture by T. S. Eliot on George Chapman,Show More Summary
–Book Review: Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story Publisher: (Limited edition) Blue Pencil Editions (2008), MIT Press, Hardback Author: Paul Shaw Design: Paul Shaw and Abby Goldstein Reviewed by: Alex...Show More Summary
On Sept. 11, 2012, the New York Times ran a rather brutal review by Times writer Abigail Zuber, M.D., on page D5, of a new book called An Epidemic of Absence that argued illnesses from autism to celiac disease to seasonal allergies are the result of the increasingly germ-free, overly clean environment in which we [...]
When The Washington Post headlines a story “A half-century of deep, hopeless intellectualism,” there’s a puff piece underneath. It’s not about Obama’s globe-trotting genius since the age of two. It’s a rave for The New York Review of Books, a leftist literary rag. Show More Summary
FORWARD: A New York Times review of Bill Bryson’s 2000 book, Down Under, says about Australia (and about Bryson) [i]: It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life — a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more [...]
This summer, Anna Somers Cocks published a detailed and damning call-to-arms in the New York Review of Books entitled ?The Coming Death of Venice?? The article was the issue's lead piece and adorned its front page. It took apart the...
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