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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 MusicMediaMonthly.com She lives in Manhattan.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 6 2014

What if an Astronaut Was Stranded on Mars?

Andy Weir's sci-fi novel is a rocket ride of page-turning suspense and survival -- it's Gravity meets the red planet.


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.


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