Thursday, April 21 2016
New York Times film critic A.O. Scott defends his craft in a thought-provoking book, even as he gets attacked by the very industry he critiques.
Wednesday, April 20 2016
Vonnegut's timeless stories challenge the assumptions, institutions, and ideologies that so delimit critical thinking and open-mindedness.
Tuesday, April 19 2016
Behm turns the detective novel first on its head and then sideways before shot-putting it across a terrain of Żuławskian terror; its film adaptation is an equally nerve-wracking descent into oedipal destruction.
Friday, April 15 2016
It's time to move toward an open-source model for literary and creative production, argues Illegal Literature, a provocative new challenge to traditional copyright models.
Monday, April 11 2016
Couple Mechanics is a suspenseful, moving drama about marriage, resilience, and the misogyny of faux feminist men.
Tuesday, April 5 2016
Praise for Carlo Rovelli's international bestseller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics has been near universal. Can the reviewers all be wrong? Yes, they can.
Monday, March 28 2016
With Lick Your Plate, their latest cookbook, these sisters endeavour to bring meals humming with deliciousness and humor to your table.
Thursday, March 24 2016
The Lives of Frederick Douglass and Picturing Frederick Douglass reveal a radical approach to discussing politics, race and self.
Wednesday, March 23 2016
Young Once and In the Cafe of Lost Youth offer a concentrated sense of both the immensity of space and density of meaning that defines Paris.
Monday, March 21 2016
The enchanting story of a one-eyed dog has stolen hearts across Europe. Its author reflects on her success, her first smartphone, and literary distinctions between Europe and America.
Monday, March 14 2016
Julie Doucet is still often associated with her award-winning comics work of the ‘90s. As Carpet Sweeper Tales demonstrates, however, she’s been doing a lot more since moving on from comics.
Thursday, March 10 2016
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man may be the most important book of 2016, since reading it is like getting a top secret state department debriefing on world affairs.
Friday, March 4 2016
It's possible to trace much of 20th Century America’s history through the pages of the Defender, a local paper with a national impact.
Monday, February 22 2016
The insightful new study, Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, demonstrates how Japan beat American fashion at its own game
Tuesday, February 16 2016
Sonja Livingston uses poetic essays to breathe life into some of America’s most remarkable, and little known, women.
Tuesday, February 9 2016
The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.
Monday, February 8 2016
The authors of Inventing the Future ask: why think local, when there’s a world to win?
Friday, January 29 2016
Shusaku Endo’s classic novel of faith, doubt, and intercultural communication, Silence, readies itself for a timely big-screen debut by Director Martin Scorsese.
Wednesday, January 27 2016
Michael Taussig’s work both attracts and angers other anthropologists. It also re-enchants a discipline that is in desperate need of it.
Friday, January 22 2016
Getting Dante straight means getting him gay, as well.