Displaying articles for: October 2009

Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose

How a seven-foot skeleton found its way from Monticello to a French naturalist's collection -- and what it told Europe about America. Read more...

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

Christopher Robin's gentle coterie makes an encore appearance in this revisitation of A. A. Milne's beloved characters. Read more...

Z.

A thriller as effective in its stylish satire as it is transparent in its political sympathies. Read more...

The New Black

A psychoanalyst's call to think of "depression" as a factor of experience -- not illness. Read more...

Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife

Looking past the icon to find the writer. Read more...

Save the Deli

Will the pastrami on rye go the way of the dodo? Read more...

Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates

The authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar return with some deadly jesting. Read more...

Starting Point: 1979-1996

A new collection of essays by and interviews with famed anime creator Hayao Miyazaki. Read more...

A Fine Romance

A case for the distinctively Jewish aspect of the American Songbook. Read more...

Masterpiece Comics

A hilarious -- and literarily astute -- mashup of literary monuments with the styles of cartoonists ranging from Windsor McKay to Charles Schulz. Read more...

Civil War Wives

A southern abolitionist, a general's spouse, and the first lady of the Confederacy. Read more...

The Book Shopper

A life among the leaves. Read more...

My Guilty Pleasure

The followup disc from the pop chanteuse of Disco Romance returns to dance clubs past. Read more...

Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel

An illustrated history of the feats of an armor-plated hero. Read more...

Risk

A professionally suspicious married couple get caught up in the mysterious death of a rich woman's son. Read more...

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.