Displaying articles for: February 2010

Lola Montès

A circus beauty's tale is the heart of a masterwork that has left an enduring mark on filmmakers around the world. Read more...

Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks

A long-awaited peek into the working mind of a literary genre's most celebrated master. Read more...

Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen

An unforgettable voice soared above the troubled life of a "Domestic grief goddess." Read more...

Psycho Too

Will Self and Ralph Steadman go on another head(y) trip. Read more...

Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

"This advert may well be the Cadillac of all lonely hearts adverts…"

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The Routes of Man

The award-winning author of Newjack looks at how roads all over the globe serve to bind together -- and divide -- those who use them.

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The Whale

A writer's obsession with the ocean's giants leads him into deep waters. 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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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangledeshi mathematician and the haunting crime he's committed barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and ravaged Afghanistan with vinegar-steeped prose recalling the best of George Orwell and Joseph Conrad.

The People's Platform

Why is the Internet - once touted as the democratizer of the future - ruled by a few corporate giants, while countless aspirants work for free? Astra Taylor diagnoses why the web has failed to be a utopian playing field, and offers compelling ways we can diversify the marketplace and give voice to the marginalized.

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.