Randall talks about her new book, and Louisa Lim discusses five memoirs about fleeing North Korea.
Year in Reading alum Maria Popova of Brain Pickings writes her first book review for The New York Times on Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall, a Harvard cosmologist. Randall proposes ”that a thin disk of dark matter in the plane of the Milky Way triggered a minor perturbation in deep space that […]
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but The New York Times would have to consign it to the ghetto for “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” books. That’s what the Gray Lady has done to David Limbaugh and his new book, The Emmaus...Show More Summary
Hare discusses “The Blue Touch Paper,” and Sarah Vowell talks about “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.”
My Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science has been out now for more than a month, and I am quite pleased by the early reactions. Here is the review in The New York Times Book Review...
They've announced that The New York Public Library Acquires the Archive of Iconic Publication The New York Review of Books; disappointingly, as noted in The New York Times report, "The library did not disclose the cost of the purchase,...Show More Summary
Jon Meacham discusses his biography of the 41st president, and Dan Ephron talks about “Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel.”
It was an '80s flashback in the New York Times Sunday book review. First, former New York Times Moscow correspondent Serge Schmemann attacked a new book about Russian dictator Vladimir Putin by Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster turned dissident. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Peter Robinson writes: Mort Kondracke and Fred Barnes have just published a marvelous book, Jack Kemp, the Bleeding Heart Conservative Who Changed America. Reviewing the book today, the New York Times slams it. Not only...Show More Summary
At the New York Times, Jennifer Senior has written a forced smile of a book review, and who can blame her? The volume at hand: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” by Irin Carmona and Shana Knizhnik, released on...Show More Summary
Every year since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of judges to select the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books. Judged purely on artistic merit, it’s the only annual award of its kind. This year’s judges were Frank Viva, Monica Edinger and Marjorie Ingall. Show More Summary
Review of the new novel 'Slade House' by David Mitchell, the New York Times Bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas. Review by Chris Rosales Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Slade House Who...Show More Summary
In the September 24, 2015 issue of the New York Review of Books, Jed Perl writes about the current state of an art form that has been declared dead or dying many times. That would be painting. He quotes painter David Salle: "The web's...Show More Summary
Michiko Kakutani reviews poet (and Yale Law student!) Reginald Dwayne Betts’s new book, Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books 2015), at The New York Times. Betts, who has written much about his experience of prison in his memoir A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison […]
Normally President Obama is the one answering the questions — as he did somewhat testily interview on Sunday with “60 Minutes.” In the upcoming issue of the New York Review of Books Obama is the one mostly asking them. His interview subject: Marilynne Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist from Iowa. Obama asks her about her upbringing, […]
Magic Shifts is the eighth book in the Kate Daniels series by #1 New York Times bestselling author(s) Ilona Andrews. The Kate Daniels series is my favorite urban fantasy series—and one of my favorite ongoing series period—at the moment...Show More Summary
In my inbox right now, from... one of the people who saw the U.S. government's reaction to the financial crisis from the inside and would have been a much better reviewer for Bernanke's book than the underpowered Michael Kinsley: >I'm...Show More Summary
Paul Kedrosky: [On Twitter](https://twitter.com/pkedrosky/status/652495345201516544) Why the hell would NYT have the economically clueless Michael Kinsley review Ben Bernanke’s new book? Ho-ho, wait, that’s irony, right?— Paul Kedrosky...Show More Summary