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Shorties (An Interview with Paul Auster, Stephin Merritt on Writing, and more)

Hazlitt interviewed author Paul Auster. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields about writing. The New York Times shared a primer of resistance poetry. Stream a new How To Dress Well song. The Los Angeles...

'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Unequivocally A Story By, For And About Women

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

With the much-awaited release of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” only four days away, much has been said in the past 24 hours about who the story, in both its book and TV show form, is for. In Saturday’s New York Times review, executive...Show More Summary

TV Review: At least Oprah shines in the scattered, schmaltzy Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

There’s a reason Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction book The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks spent six years on The New York Times bestseller list. It deftly tells an engrossing story of science, race, and family, Skloot’s first-person perspective carefully unpacking how one woman’s exploitation reverberates through her children 50 years later. Show More Summary

New York Times Picks Krugman to Celebrate (Not Review) Sen. Warren’s Book

As network news hosts chat up the idea of running Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president in 2020, the ultraliberal Harvard hero is out with a feisty new campaign book titled This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class. Show More Summary

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Paul Berman's writings on political and cultural issues have appeared in the New Republic, the New York Times Book Review and Slate. He is the author of

George W. Bush’s Paintings Cannot Redeem Him

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

A piece in the New York Times about the former president's book of paintings is part reputation rehab, part art review, and part audition for the job of Bush’s headstone writer. The post George W. Bush’s Paintings Cannot Redeem Him appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Race, Gender, and Book Reviews

Flashback Friday. In a post at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Steve Rendall and Zachary Tomanelli investigated the racial breakdown of the book reviewers and authors in two important book review venues, the New York Times Book Review and C-SPAN’s After Words.  They found that the vast majority of both reviewers and authors were white […]

Fran Leibowitz on books and reading

last monthHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The New York Times Book Review recently interviewed Fran Leibowitz for their By the Book series. She mentions Memoirs of Hadrian as the last great book she read and doesn’t like literary dinner parties. Q: You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Show More Summary

If “Making It” can make it there

(Scott Johnson) This past Friday the New York Times published a long profile of former Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz. I wrote the following review/essay about Norman Podhoretz and his 1967 autobiographical book Making It for the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, which posted it on Sunday. Show More Summary

Robert B. Silvers (1929-2017)

Robert B. Silvers, co-founding and long-time editor of The New York Review of Books, has passed away. See the NYRB notice, William Grimes' obituary in The New York Times, and Laura Miller at Slate on How Bob Silvers and the New York Review of Books Transformed the Literary World.

Postscript: Robert Silvers

American literary legend has it that The New York Review of Books first appeared as a gap-closer when the Times, and its book review, went on strike starting in December, 1962. This was temporally true, but only partly accurate: in truth,...Show More Summary

New York Review of Books Founding Editor Robert Silvers Dead at 87

Robert Silvers, the founding editor of the New York Review of Books, died this morning at 87 after battling a brief illness, The New York Times reports. You can read New York Magazine’s 2013 conversation with Silvers here.This is a breaking news post. It will be updated as more information ... More »

Lots of Kindle Deals, Plus Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, & More!

Amazon has four pages of Kindle Daily Deals today, all of which are New York Times bestselling books. There’s The Book of Joy, which was mention on a previous podcast, Hamilton: The Revolution that Redheadedgirl reviewed, plus plenty of nonfiction, mysteries, and more. If you browse through the entire collection, comment below with which books you’d recommend!

Should The Complacent Class Be The Fearful Class?

Tyler Cowen has published his most successful book yet, The Complacent Class, now on the Washington Post nonfiction bestseller list and getting reviewed by everybody from The Economist to the New York Times and on. It is the Book de Jour that all are commenting on one way or another. Show More Summary

Reality is Not What It Seems

This Sunday’s New York Times has a rather hostile review by Lisa Randall of Carlo Rovelli’s popular book Reality is Not What It Seems, which has recently come out in English in the US. Rovelli responds with a Facebook post. … Continue reading ?

The Inventor

There’s a new biography of Angela Carter on shelves. Is it worth your time, even if you’re not a fan? In The New York Review of Books, Alison Lurie gives the book a thorough read. The post The Inventor appeared first on The Millions...

The Monica Monicker

Today’s New York Times Book Review contains a letter from Daniel Okrent, who was the Times’ inaugural “public editor” a decade or so ago, complaining that President Clinton’s notorious dalliance with his intern should not be called “the Lewinsky scandal.” Okrent quotes Miss Lewinsky’s mother: “She was a college-age intern. Show More Summary

New York Times’ on Palestinians sounds like it’s opining about ‘Negro Problem’

The New York Times sounds like a newspaper opining about the Negro Problem in the 1950s, says Adam Shatz in the London Review of Books, in its pieties about Israeli choices re Palestinians. And Tom Friedman is even worse.

Bill Black: New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries to Make Hank Paulson a Hero

As part of reviewing Obama's legacy, Bill Black eviscerates how Sorkin's book tried to exhonorate Hank Paulson for his crisis performance.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Insomniac City’ Recalls Life With Oliver Sacks

This memoir by Bill Hayes, Sacks’s partner, is a loving tribute not only to him but also to New York, providing insights into both.

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