Thursday, June 26 2014
Economists routinely fail to predict GDP or oil prices, and they do even worse at boom and bust cycles. In 100 Years, they attempt to predict the future.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Why can't a reader enjoy both Stephen King and Alice McDermott? Fancy Michelin critics have been known to go wild for Shake Shack, after all.
Monday, June 23 2014
Gangnam Style is only the tip of the iceberg, as this handy, lavishly illustrated introduction to Korean pop reveals.
Friday, June 20 2014
Tribal Modern neither wallows in nostalgia for a lost past, nor is fundamentally critical of processes of globalization and modernization.
Thursday, June 19 2014
Known for his evocative use of place, Robert Frost's work, once out of fashion, is enjoying a renaissance, as seen in this impressive volume.
Wednesday, June 18 2014
Lisa See draws the difficulties of friendship among three women, complicated by impending world war and a racist society.
Tuesday, June 17 2014
Like it or not, cops are agents of social change.The Streets of San Francisco explores their lasting and far-reaching role in shaping liberal politics and attitudes.
Monday, June 16 2014
Todd Snider's rollicking stories of his years in the music business might not be the whole truth, as he admits, but they're close enough.
Friday, June 13 2014
Told efficiently the veteran chronicler of punk, Alex Ogg, this story reveals that the American underground in the late '70s could match the best of the British punks.
Thursday, June 12 2014
From the legacy of The Troubles and Irish-Catholic assimilation, McLaughlin follows the way his early life has transpired, and plots his own direction.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
In A Social Strategy, Piskorski sets out to make sense of a social media culture where videos of cats garner 100,000 views but serious news stories sometimes go unwatched.
Monday, June 9 2014
This coffee table overview of how matrons have been treated in cinema offers up some stellar insights and some obvious narrative gaps.
Friday, June 6 2014
This is a weighty tome, independently released, but with the high-end quality one might expect to have found at the recently shuttered Rizzoli flagship store.
Thursday, June 5 2014
A combination of detail and distance creates a hermetic feel within these stoic Swiss scenes.
After Gourmet was abruptly shut down, editor Ruth Reichl parlayed a lifetime’s worth of foodie gossip into a confection of a first novel.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
Kaui Hart Hemmings is like a wise alien, gleefully pointing out the bizarre ways in which people in America behave.
Is Amy Davis smarter than most for staying away from narrow-minded judgement? Or is her love for Disney so big that she is blind to the company’s many flaws?
Tuesday, June 3 2014
Is the rise of the biographical novel a problem?
Monday, June 2 2014
Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.
This a hilarious and confusing journey through filial, cultural and international group dynamics.