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‘Designed for Hi-Fi Living’: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America by Janet Borgerson, Jonathan Schroeder

‘Designed for Hi-Fi Living’: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America by Janet Borgerson, Jonathan Schroeder

A colorful new book celebrates the midcentury rise of the vinyl format and its attempt to reflect and inform modern American life.
‘Imaginary Cities’ Is a Book to Enjoy Getting Lost In

‘Imaginary Cities’ Is a Book to Enjoy Getting Lost In

In charting the cities of human fancy, Darran Anderson has created the opposite of an atlas.
‘Calcutta’ Is a Vivid, Sensitive, and Perceptive Literary Portrait of the City

‘Calcutta’ Is a Vivid, Sensitive, and Perceptive Literary Portrait of the City

The author presents a balanced, if occasionally slow-paced, portrait of his birthplace, detailing his travels and memories of Calcutta over a two-year period.

How Can a Child Live Beyond the Reach of Societal Restrictions?

The Former Talking Heads Frontman Starts Making Sense in ‘How Music Works’

Gripping Reportage in ‘Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt’

In ‘No Higher Honor’, Condoleezza Rice Reflects on Her Time in the White House

‘Context’ Without the Context

‘The Science of Kissing’ Does Not Diminish the Magic of Kissing

‘The Science of Kissing’ Does Not Diminish the Magic of Kissing

Romantic films, robots, and cooties – The Science of Kissing takes readers through pop culture, technology, and biology to explore the magic of kissing.

‘Life, the Universe and Everything’

Glimmers of Hope for Bombay in Suketu Mehta’s ‘Maximum City’