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'The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress' Is a Historical Mystery With Panache
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress is all about speakeasies, gangsters, glamour, and mystery. Best of all? The mystery is a true story. [18.Dec.14]
'The Imaginary App' Shows How Real Apps Have Become to Us
Apps changed everything. The Imaginary App explains how. [17.Dec.14]
'The Strange Library' Is Classic, Opaque Murakami
Whimsical and frustrating, Murakami's latest may alienate some readers, but fans will want to add this oddity to their collection. [17.Dec.14]
Buddhism Wins and Crack Loses in 'Herbie Hancock: Possibilities'
Herbie Hancock's memoir shows us how possibilities in and of themselves can be fleeting, but their ripple effects can go on nearly forever. [16.Dec.14]
Alice Munros 'Family Furnishings' Is Deep and Surprising
By David L. Ulin
Munro vividly portrays people whose lives are a series of crossroads. [16.Dec.14]
Reviews
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress is all about speakeasies, gangsters, glamour, and mystery. Best of all? The mystery is a true story. [17.Dec.14]
Apps changed everything. The Imaginary App explains how. [17.Dec.14]
Whimsical and frustrating, Murakami's latest may alienate some readers, but fans will want to add this oddity to their collection. [16.Dec.14]
Herbie Hancock's memoir shows us how possibilities in and of themselves can be fleeting, but their ripple effects can go on nearly forever. [16.Dec.14]
Thomas Healy offers up a masterful psychological portrait of one of America’s great thinkers, one whose legal opinion would eventually shape free speech in America. [15.Dec.14]
Sound Man gives you a look through 50 years behind the studio glass with the premier engineer/producer of the classic rock era, without any obsession over fame or status. [14.Dec.14]
These stories are as delightful and fizzy as Hilary Mantel's many awe-inspiring historical novels. [15.Dec.14]
Like the other entires in the World Film Locations series, this Florence installment acts as a great starting point for serious scholars of film. [15.Dec.14]
Mixed Media
News
By David L. Ulin
Munro vividly portrays people whose lives are a series of crossroads. [16.Dec.14]
Features
By Edward P. Comentale, Aaron Jaffe
The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center answers any questions you might have about the burgeoning field of zombie studies. [11.Dec.14]
By Marcus Baram
In this excerpt from his book on legendary soul singer Gil Scott-Heron, Marcus Baram recounts Scott-Heron's crucial time touring with Stevie Wonder. [04.Dec.14]
Columns
Re:Print
In a historical sweep of trans-Atlantic arguments over copyright law, some surprising shifts and patterns emerge, but the key, centuries-long battles remain. [10.Dec.14]
Re:Print
Yes Please is an honest but dull book that embraces the politics, and thereby the problems, of white liberal feminism. [08.Dec.14]
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