Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Trend Results : New York Review of Books


Blog Post Results (1-20 of 1961)

FILTER RESULTS

Complete Medical Histories from the Founders

Jeanne E. Abrams’s Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health came out from New York University Press in 2013. Here are an H-Net review, a C-SPAN video, and a podcast discussion of the book on Liz Covart’s “Ben Franklin’s World” podcast. Show More Summary

Those “Notable Books Lists”? They’re Useless

by Michelle Dean Those end of the year book lists are lumbering around the internet right now, coming soon to a friend’s Facebook wall near you. NPR’s list of 2014 Great Reads numbers 250; the New York Times Book Review offers the slightly more conservative 100 Notable Books of 2014. The hugeness of these lists […]

2014’s Best Book Covers

“What is the value of a book cover if fewer and fewer people shop at bookstores?” Nicholas Blechman wonders about the purpose of the book cover at The New York Times Book Review, but he also rounds up some of the best covers of 2014, including the design for Eimear McBride‘s A Girl is A […]

What Martin Scorsese's 'The 50 Year Argument' Tells Us About Today

The 50 Year Argument, a literary documentary on The New York Review of Books directed by Martin Scorsese, available through HBO, is not necessarily the tour de force that only pats the intellectual echelon on its cashmere-and-tweed backs, which some may expect. Show More Summary

What Martin Scorsese's 'The 50 Year Argument' Tells Us About Today

The 50 Year Argument, a literary documentary on The New York Review of Books directed by Martin Scorsese, available through HBO, is not necessarily the tour de force that only pats the intellectual echelon on its cashmere-and-tweed backs, which some may expect. Show More Summary

Book Review: Kyle T. Bulthuis, Four Steeples over the City Street: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Christopher JonesIn her 2013 presidential address to the American Society of Church History, Laurie Maffly-Kipp urged society members to consider anew the organization's roots in church history. The historiographical trend to look beyond...Show More Summary

Sign of the Times

In the Holiday Books issue of today's New York Times Book Review, there are reviews of fourteen books about pop music and one book about jazz. In a season that brought the Library of America's Virgil Thomson volume, Ellen Harris's.....

Open thread: Above the law, hypocrisy and burdens

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Book Review: To the Far Right Christian Hater..., by DarkSyde The victim-blaming hypocrisy of Rep. Peter King, by Dante Atkins New York's foulest - serve and protect whom, by Denise Oliver Velez WhyShow More Summary

Midday open thread: #@!^& the gov't say public commenters, a look at cities after the ice melts

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Who killed Michael Brown? What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Book Review: To the Far Right Christian Hater..., by DarkSyde The victim-blaming hypocrisy of Rep. Peter King, by Dante Atkins New York's foulest...Show More Summary

Should Democrats be more like Republicans?

Marc Ambinder on The Week and Michael Tomasky on The New York Review of Books consider the question. In the latest New York Review of Books, Michael Tomasky offers an answer that has a real ring of truth to it: Republican voters think about politics differently. They see politics as an enduring contest, not a series of [...]Show More Summary

Ayelet Waldman Has No Idea How Non-Notable It Is to Write a Novel

Literarily famous emotion-haver and interior decorator Ayelet Waldman got mad yesterday at the news that the novel she'd published this year, Love & Treasure, had failed to make the New York Times Book Review's list of 100 notable books of 2014. Read more...

VICE News: Talking Heads: How the US Created the Islamic State

?VICE News and the New York Review of Books have teamed up to create Talking Heads, a series about the big issues of the day as seen by the Review's most renowned contributors. In this episode, Mark Danner discusses his New York Review...Show More Summary

Equal Danger review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Leonardo Sciascia's Equal Danger. New York Review Books re-issued this a while back, but Granta have now also re-issued a pile of Sciascias in the UK; he's very good indeed.

[Comic Book Review] “Escape From New York” #1 Is The Sequel We Deserve

Christopher Sebela’s “Escape From New York” #1 does the heavy lifting of defining a world created by John Carpenter. For the most part he succeeds, but there is a lot of heavy lifting required to get this story in motion. It suffers from heavy amounts of exposition but it’s a thousand times better than Escape From […]

NYTBR '100 Notable Books'

The New York Times Book Review has announced its 100 Notable Books of 2014. (I have to admit the NYTBR has become near-unfathomable to me; under Sam Tanenhaus' leadership it was at least fairly predictably off (especially regarding coverage...Show More Summary

2014’s Gender-Equitable ‘NY Times’ Year-End Book List Shows How Far We’ve Come in Just a Few Years

When I was an earnest early-20-something, I used to angrily count the gender ratio of the New York Times Book Review‘s annual “100 Notable Books” list, always sure that it would be far from 50-50. My scornful prediction inevitably proven...Show More Summary

‘The New York Times’ Reveals ’100 Notable Books of 2014? List

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The New York Times Book Review has unveiled its list of “100 Notable Books of 2014.” It features books from the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry genres. The editors of The New York Times Book Review selected the 100 titles. Follow this link to see the full list. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Best of the year lists ...

The flood of 'best of the year'-lists has begun. Among the more interesting ones are the personal recommendations from writers and critics (rather than the institutional ones, like The New York Times Book Review's ridiculous 100 notable...Show More Summary

P.D.James (1920-2014)

P.D.James has passed away -- so, lots of coverage; see, for example, obituaries in The Guardian (Richard Lea) and The New York Times (Marilyn Stasio) She was very good, and I've read almost all her books; four are under review at the complete review : Death in Holy Orders The Lighthouse The Murder Room The Private Patient

‘Our Almost Instinct Almost True’: Clive James Reviews a Philip Larkin Biography at NYT

At the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Clive James unlocks a new biography of the acclaimed British poet, Philip Larkin. The new biography by James Booth, underscores why Larkin’s writing still matters, despite his somewhat controversial personal life. James Booth’s new biography of Philip Larkin is not very exciting, perhaps because Booth has the [...]

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC