Conspicuously absent from PM’s list of the best nonfiction for 2009 is Robin D. G. Kelly’s comprehensive biography of the high priest of bop, Thelonious Sphere Monk.
As you have no doubt heard, the Academy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday. For the benefit of film-loving book geeks I have put down
Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less is really funny. If you don’t think about it too much. Twitterature
Over the weekend I was chatting with two friends over an evening cup of tea when I spotted a copy of Roald Dahl’s classic
Some people have summer and winter shoes; some people have seasonal homes or drinks. I have seasonal books. Some books are simply best in the
I’m comfortable being a cliché. It suits me. I realize I’m one of a zillion dumb hipster-types living in Brooklyn, blogging about ultimately
Before the holiday crush of travel and gift giving, and possibly as a respite from the preceding crush of academic obligations and end-of-term gatherings, I
The holidays have come and gone. Any successful strategies for purchasing last minute gifts for literate loved ones?
Ben Yagoda’s book, Memoir: A History, is a fun romp through centuries of autobiography and memoir. Starting in the fifth century with The Confessions
Was really hoping I’d get an explanation for that title. Alas, I did not. If I think about it, I figure it’s just