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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Love and Death

Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Fuller talks about Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms”; and readers recommend books for Valentine’s Day.

Watch the Stylishly Old-School Trailer for the New Spy Thriller Our Kind of Traitor

Reviewing John Le Carré’s 2010 novel Our Kind of Traitor for the New York Times, novelist Chelsea Cain noted that the book, despite being set in the present day, had “a jaunty midcentury feel”: “Characters go on tennis holiday. Spies sing from ‘La Traviata’ while cooking. Show More Summary

Great Art from Bad People

The New York Review of Books has just brought up that old conundrum of how to deal with the personal evil of great artists. This time around it is the anti-Semitism of T.S.Eliot, the most influential English language poet of the 20th Century. Show More Summary

NY Times Book Review Picks Team Obama to Grade Team Obama on Terrorism

One might think the New York Times Book Review would never “stoop” to allowing a Bush cabinet secretary like Tom Ridge to review a book on the Bush record on terrorism. But on Sunday, they selected former Obama Homeland Security Secretary...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: NYT Film Critic A.O. Scott Discusses His New Book

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Known for his witty New York Times film reviews, A.O. Scott expands on the art of critique in his latest book, Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. He joins HuffPost Live to discuss. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

A. O. Scott, Last of the Power Critics

Renata Adler felt that a writer could go mad working as film critic for the New York Times for more than a year. A.O. Scott has been doing it for sixteen. What is it like to review movies for the Times? Scott’s new book Better Living...Show More Summary

Amid populist upheaval, A.O. Scott reviews criticism

A.O. Scott’s new book asserts that criticism is a “fundamentally democratic undertaking.” That’s a surprisingly populist sentiment coming from one of the two chief film critics at The New York Times. Criticism is surely no longer an oligarchy, where writers can claim a monopoly on taste, nor a dictatorship, where they can control hits and flops. But in the eyes...

Inside The New York Times Book Review: David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’

Michael Pietsch and Tom Bissell discuss Wallace’s novel on its 20th anniversary, and Chris Jennings discusses “Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism.”

A Conversation With The New York Times’ A.O. Scott

In Confessions of a Book Reviewer, George Orwell wrote that even the harried and poverty-stricken literature critic was nonetheless “better off than the film critic, who cannot even do his work at home, but has to attend trade shows at eleven in the morning and, with

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Better Living Through Criticism,’ A. O. Scott Offers Insight

Mr. Scott, a chief film critic at The New York Times, tells how critics consider and conclude when it comes to the arts.

The Great War of Our Time: Book Review

Book Review By Brian Glyn Williams | (Informed Comment) | – – Michael Morell. The Great War of our Time. The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism, from Al Qa’ida to ISIS. New York;…

Black and Brown Bodies in Public Spaces: An Interview with Novelist, Ashley Hope Pérez

I have Twitter to thank for introducing me to books that I might have otherwise missed. Recently, many of the Latino and Latina writers I follow started to Tweet about a New York Times review of Ashley Hope Pérez's young adult novel, Out of Darkness (Carolrhoda Books / Lerner Publishing). Show More Summary

THE BITTER SEASON Continues Tami Hoag's Best Seller Tradition

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE BITTER SEASON by Tami Hoag As I write this review, THE BITTER SEASON is number fourteen on the New York Times "Best Sellers" listing. That is as it should be as good books ought to be best sellers and not super hyped stories that are poorly written, edited, etc. Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Bill Bryson on Britain

Bryson talks about “The Road to Little Dribbling” and Molly Young discusses new books about productivity.

Dachel Media Update: In a Discordant Key

On Jan 26, 2016, the New York Times published a review of ‘In a Different Key: The Story of Autism,’ by Jerome Groopman. Groopman told readers that this book shows that we're just now recognizing autism "as part of the...

"Ink and Bone: The Great Library Book One" by Rachel Caine (Reviewed by Cindy Hannikman)

Visit Rachel Caine's Official Website Here OVERVIEW: In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test...Show More Summary

NYT Plays Politics Under 'Cover' of Criticism: Book Review Cover Dominated by Anti-Koch, Anti-Conservative Hostility

The New York Times often uses its book review to make liberal political statements under the cover of criticism, whether by praising books by liberals that bash conservatives, or eviscerating books by conservatives that attack the left. Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Dark Money’

Alan Ehrenhalt discusses “Dark Money” and Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world.

George Soros: "Europe Is On The Verge Of Collapse"

Via The New York Review of Books, The following is a revised version of an interview between George Soros and Gregor Peter Schmitz of the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche. Gregor Peter Schmitz: When Time put German Chancellor AngelaShow More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘City of Thorns’

Ben Rawlence discusses “City of Thorns” and Janice Y. K. Lee talks about “The Expatriates.”

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