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Grace Lichtenstein
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Grace Lichtenstein is a journalist and the author of six books. For many years she was a reporter and bureau chief for The New York Times. Her book reviews have appeared in the Times, Washington Post and other publications. She regularly reviews music books for She lives in Manhattan.


Monday, February 10 2014

Must One Wear Out Nine Pairs of Shoes in Order to Truly Appreciate New York?

Sociologist William B. Helmreich tramps through every neighborhood on foot to record New York City's density and diversity for The New York Nobody Knows.

Monday, December 2 2013

How Amazon Became the Behemoth of the E-Commerce Jungle

If you're a customer, the Walmart of online retailers loves you. If you're a competitor or an employee, not so much.

Tuesday, July 9 2013

Roughneck Literature Queen of Prairie and Sagebrush 'The Selected Letters of Willa Cather'

A much-honored author speaks across the decades in letters she didn’t want us to read.

Tuesday, March 19 2013

Nukes! Violence! Commies! 'The Noir Forties'

A cultural historian views the age of anxiety through the lens of mostly black-and-white crime movies.

Thursday, January 3 2013

The Marriage of Art and Commerce: '360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story'

This sumptuous coffee table book shows and tells the history of one of the most important record labels in the world through an abundance of photographs and an impressive text by noted historian, Sean Wilentz.

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