Displaying articles for: November 2010

In the Lap of the Gods

The story of an abandoned child and an unlikely rescue is told in the shadow of China's massive Three Gorges Dam project.


Mourning Diary

The notes of a legendary thinker experiencing, and reflecting on grief in both personal and universal terms.


Must You Go?

A memoir of the celebrated author's explosive, enduring partnership with the Nobel Laureate.


A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers

A comprehensive new guide to the voices that carried the twentieth century's tune.


In Tearing Haste

The correspondence between Mitford sister and intrepid travel writer captures two fascinating personalities at work and play.


National Ransom

The latest from the style-shuffling artist looks to the music of hard times past to sing the blues for the present.


Venice: Pure City

A gondola ride through the wonders of "La Serenissima," equal parts love letter and historical tour.


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.

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.