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“Let the past collapse at the right time”

In the latest issue of the New York Review of Books, Ice Trilogy author Vladimir Sorokin looks at the current events related to Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea, and notes that “the Russian state’s ‘vertical power’ structure” (which is to say “monarchical structure”) is what keeps the Russian people held “hostage to the psychosomatic quirks of […]

The New York Review of Money

Recommended Reading: All of the New York Times Book Review’s “Money” issue is worth a look, but in particular I recommend checking out Chris Ware’s original graphic short story. (Bonus: the Building Stories author recently contributed to our Year In Reading series.)

Review: Hyatt Times Square New York

Introduction Booking Korean Air SkyPass Awards Online Korean Air Check-In Los Angeles Airport Korean Air First Class 777-300ER Los Angeles to Sao Paulo Marriott Sao Paulo Airport TAM First Class Lounge Sao Paulo Airport TAM First Class...Show More Summary

NewsBusted: The NYTimes and All the Cruz That's Fit to Bruise

"Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz just signed a $1.5-million deal to write a book. Hold on… This just in: Even though the Cruz book has yet to be written, the New York Times just gave it a bad review." ObamaCare, John McCain and the Chicago...Show More Summary

Attention All Interns: NYT Book Review Should Give Big Breaks to Recent College Grads

I must apologize to the hundreds of interns whom I so badly advised over the forty years I worked as a magazine and newspaper editor. I recently experienced my long-held dream to have a book of mine reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. Show More Summary

GDP and Well-Being, Positive and Normative

There’s a review in today’s New York Times of Diane Coyle’s new book on the history of GDP calculation. Shot through it is a crazy confusion, abetted—nay demanded—by standard economic practice.It all goes back to the primordial distinction between positive and normative analysis. Show More Summary

What Books Do You Really "Have" to Read?

This weekend's New York Times Book Review poses the following question to its "Bookends" columnists: Read more...

Is this the strangest New York Times book review ever?

The NYTBR's provocative cover art takes on the gender divide. Inside, books by men and a crazy essay on John Wayne

‘NYT Book Review’ gives platform to Radosh to accuse Judis of writing ‘what-if’ history

Ron Radosh has a cottage industry of attacking John Judis's book on Truman, Genesis. The latest attack is hosted by the New York Times Book Review.

NY Times should apologize for publishing Palestinians ‘have avowed as their goal the killing of all Jews’

Ira Glunts calls on readers to send a letter to Margaret Sullivan, the Public Editor of The New York Times, asking the paper to apologize for printing slanderous letter in the New York Times Book Review.

This is the best thing about the New York Times Book Review

Introducing Reviewends, our chronicle of the awkward politeness that makes the Book Review, well, the Book Review...

Here's What The Author Of The New Apple Book Has To Say To The Critics Slamming Her

It's almost impossible to find a positive review of "Haunted Empire," the new book by former Wall Street Journal reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane about Apple's business post-Steve Jobs. New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo put it this way: What’s troubling about Ms. Show More Summary

Amusing, Whimsical, and Diverting Historical Romance

I started reading historical romance a little over two years ago because I was sick and tired of reading sad and depressing books that were highly touted in literary circles, The New York Times Book Review, and book clubs. I … Continue reading ?

‘NYT’ provides frank descriptions of lobby’s power in review of Truman book

John Judis says that the Israel lobby compelled Truman to decide on partition in Palestine. Joseph Dorman in the New York Times says that the incompatibility of Arabs and Jews produced the measure. An important argument, and one the Times handles fairly for once.

Philip Roth Q & A

The New York Times Book Review has a solid Q & A that Daniel Sandstrom conducted with Philip Roth (The Plot Against America, etc.) for Svenska Dagblade, My Life as a Writer.

Leo Strauss's 1933 Letter to Lowith: Was He Devoted to "Fascistic, Authoritarian, Imperial Principles"?

Today, in the New York Times Book Review, Barry Gewen (an editor at the Review) reviews Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood by Joachim Fest. This book tells the remarkable story of Fest's father--Johannes Fest--who was one of the few...Show More Summary

Book Review: The New York Times Book of Wine

If you want to learn about wine… like really learn about wine, you might think a mammoth tome like The New York Times Book of Wine would be a good place to start. Sure sounds legit. Alas, TNYTBOW is not that kind of … Continue readi...

Many publications are still ‘Dudeville,’ VIDA says in annual count

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VIDA Women in Literary Arts VIDA’s annual count of gender diversity at literary outlets has a little good news: Paris Review is the organization’s “most improved this year,” and The New York Times Book Review has moved the needle, … Read more

It’s All Good: Jacket Copy Put Your Name on the List

In her book review at the Los Angeles Times, Carolyn Kellogg considers a new book published by renegade literary outlet, N+1, ruminating on the difference between living in New York and attending an MFA Creative Writing program. Well, we might see you there—fashionably late, of course. From Jacket Copy– You’re invited to a party. It’s [...]

Gender Disparity In Book Reviewing and Related Occupations

Gender Disparity In Book Reviewing and Related Occupations The New York Times’ Julie Bosman reports on VIDA’s annual survey of book reviews appearing in leading publications. VIDA: Women in Literary Arts reports that these reviews are overwhelmingly written by men. Ms. Bosman reports that Ruth Franklin at  the New … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

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