Displaying articles for: May 2011

The Tao of Travel

The globe-trotting author celebrates the art of travel writing in a collection aimed to spark the reader's wanderlust.

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Berlin 1961

In one of the Cold War's most resonant skirmishes, Nikita Khruschev  put the new American leadership to the test.

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Ghost in a Red Hat

Past and present collide in an assemblage of poems "whipped together by windstorm and fire."

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Evel

The high flights and disastrous crashes of the cycle-jumping daredevil.

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

The Aerosmith singer's memoir offers self-reflection and self-promotion in equal measure, and at full volume.

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Is Journalism Worth Dying For?

A posthumous collection of essays celebrates the crusading spirit of a Russian reporter and writer.

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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 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.