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.
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Michael Pietsch and Tom Bissell discuss Wallace’s novel on its 20th anniversary, and Chris Jennings discusses “Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism.”
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
Mr. Scott, a chief film critic at The New York Times, tells how critics consider and conclude when it comes to the arts.
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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
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
Bryson talks about “The Road to Little Dribbling” and Molly Young discusses new books about productivity.
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...
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
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
Alan Ehrenhalt discusses “Dark Money” and Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world.
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
Ben Rawlence discusses “City of Thorns” and Janice Y. K. Lee talks about “The Expatriates.”