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The Book Review Podcast: Mary Beard on ‘Women & Power’
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Beard discusses her new manifesto, and Hillary Chute talks about “Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere.”
Children’s Books: Live Art With Children’s Book Illustrators
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Visual artists have always had an important place in children’s literature. Watch leading children’s books illustrators draw, paint, collage and discuss books with The Times’s children’s books editor, Maria Russo.
The Best Art Books of 2017
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
The Times’s art critics select their favorite art books (and books about art) of the year.
Books of Style: Hygge Gets Heave-Ho as Swedes, Norwegians Join the Fun
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
When it comes to wintry Scandinavian lifestyle refinement, the words to know now are lykke, lagom and janteloven.
Paperback Row
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Critic’s Take: Why Rupi Kaur and Her Peers Are the Most Popular Poets in the World
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
It’s less the content than the plain conversational style that gets Instapoets’ work dismissed as “not real poetry.”
Fiction: Mysteries Unfold in a Land of Minarets and Magic Carpets
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
The first of a projected trilogy, S. A. Chakraborty’s fantastical adventure novel, “The City of Brass,” riffs on the imagery of Islamic folklore.
Nonfiction: A Freed Hostage Audits the Murky Business of Captive Negotiations
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
In “The Trade,” the American journalist Jere Van Dyk relives the injustices he suffered both during and following his captivity at the hands of the Taliban.
Children’s Books: What the Shadow Knows: Picture Books on Runaway Reflections
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Coincidence? In three new books, runaway shadows break away from their owners, seeking adventure and showing off their own personalities.
The Shortlist: Notebooks From an Argentine Master, and Other Works of South American Literature
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
New books by Ricardo Piglia, Rodrigo Hasbún and Santiago Gamboa offer takes on the artistic mind.
Children’s Books: Your Kids Need a Laugh? Try the Short, Quirky Poems in This Book
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
“I’m Just No Good at Rhyming,” the debut collection from Chris Harris and Lane Smith, includes the silly, the whimsical, the absurd and more.
Nonfiction: ‘Bloodlines’ Tracks Bloodshed Across the Border
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Melissa del Bosque investigates a paramilitary drug cartel through the lens of a valiant F.B.I. agent, revealing binational brutality in grim detail.
Children’s Books: In Armand Baltazar’s ‘Timeless,’ People, Dinosaurs and Robots Co-Exist
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
A cosmic event has reshuffled epochs. It’s up to a 13-year-old with “mixed” parents — from different eras — to keep the world on course.
Inside the List: Tiffany Haddish on Bar Mitzvahs, Pimping and Other Rites of Passage
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
In her best-selling essay collection, “The Last Black Unicorn,” the star of “Girls Trip” writes about growing up in South Central Los Angeles.
Letters to the Editor
December 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Readers respond to book titles, cover art and more from previous issues.
Books of The Times: Turning the Lens Around on Richard Avedon
December 14th, 2017, 04:24 PM
In “Avedon: Something Personal,” by Norma Stevens and Steven M. L. Aronson, friends and colleagues remember the fashion photographer who revolutionized his field.
Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives
December 14th, 2017, 04:24 PM
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Tom De Haven on comics.
Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
December 14th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Review: ‘Ferdinand’ Delivers a Timeless Be-Yourself Message
December 14th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Ferdinand, the picture-book bull that is actually quite tame, gets new life in a computer-animated adaptation from Carlos Saldanha.
Books News: From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation
December 14th, 2017, 04:24 PM
In their new collection, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar have reintroduced stories from the African diaspora.
By the Book: Jason Segel: By the Book
December 14th, 2017, 04:24 PM
The actor and co-author of, most recently, “Otherworld” has been reading a lot of plays. “There is such an admirable fearlessness in that world.”
Anthony Scaduto, an Early Biographer of Dylan, Dies at 85
December 13th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Mr. Scaduto, a journalist with a long tenure at The New York Post, also wrote a book challenging the verdict in the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby.
Critic’s Notebook: With a Little Help From Their Friends (and Agents and Librarians and Fact-Checkers ...)
December 13th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Within the rote exercise of authors’ acknowledgments, truths about family, struggle, pride and terror manage to seep out.
Nonfiction: Underneath Romain Gary’s Many Masks
December 13th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Two newly published books by the French author who pulled off one of the most elaborate literary deceptions of all time.
Nonfiction: Propane, Peapods and Perplexities
December 13th, 2017, 04:24 PM
In “Vacationland,” John Hodgman wrestles with the comic trials of home ownership in Maine and Massachusetts, along with the indignities of middle age.
New & Noteworthy
December 12th, 2017, 04:24 PM
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?
December 12th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.
Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better
December 12th, 2017, 04:24 PM
David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.
Fiction: Lives Other Than His Own
December 12th, 2017, 04:24 PM
In Jenny Erpenbeck’s timely novel, a retired classics professor finds his routine existence transformed when he befriends a group of African refugees.
Match Book: Dear Match Book: Reading about Reading
December 12th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Seeking books about other books and about the people who contribute to, live and breathe the world of literature.
Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online
December 11th, 2017, 04:24 PM
The Harry Ransom Center in Texas has digitized and made available roughly half of the novelist’s archive, including a draft of an unpublished memoir.
Front Burner: For Spoon Collectors and Design Enthusiasts
December 11th, 2017, 04:24 PM
“Spoon” by Daniel Rozensztroch captures the humble utensil in myriad forms.
Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports
December 11th, 2017, 04:24 PM
“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.
‘Cat Person’ in The New Yorker: A Discussion With the Author
December 11th, 2017, 04:24 PM
The short fiction piece made an enormous splash after it was published in The New Yorker, prompting discussions about dating, power and consent.
Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’
December 11th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.
Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist
December 11th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.
Newsbook: 3 Homages to Nature
December 9th, 2017, 04:24 PM
In these books, Henry Thoreau, John Muir and Terry Tempest Williams relish in the beauty (and lament the destruction) of our national parks.