Displaying articles for: November 2007

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

The artist as a (not so) wild and crazy young man. Read more...

Punching In: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee

The business world, seen from the other side of the cash register. Read more...

The Ghost

A new political thriller takes aim at a real-world target. Read more...

One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box: Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, and Minor Robberies

Bite-sized tales from three purveyors of "short-short" fiction. Read more...

Carlisle vs. Army

A legendary football game becomes a touchstone for
pre-WWI America. Read more...

Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man"

An eminent politcal observer on one of the original sparks of the democratic revolution. Read more...

Live from Cape Canaveral: Covering the Space Race, from Sputnik to Today

A memoir from the reporter who covered every NASA launch. Read more...

Mouth Wide Open

Essays from a culinary maverick, with a taste for experiment. Read more...

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including their Own Narratives of Emancipation

Two extraordinary narratives by men who escaped into freedom, published for the first time. Read more...

On God: An Uncommon Conversation

James Parker on the late author's ambitious finale: a book-length conversation about the divine. Read more...

Flying to America: 48 More Stories

A new volume offers previously uncollected work from the celebrated fabulist. Read more...

Touch and Go: A Memoir

The famous oral historian turns the microphone on himself. Read more...

Ethel's Turn

Two new biographies explore a Broadway legend's life, onstage and off. Read more...

Gomorrah

A crusading Italian journalist traces the web of corruption that ensnares a city. Read more...

Axis

The ambitious trilogy about an alien intervention in human history continues with the settling of a new world. Read more...

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic

The eminent historian and writer surveys the lasting impact of the Founders' successful innovations -- and their failures. Read more...

Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Did Cezanne unlock the secrets of the cerebrum -- a full century ahead of scientists? Read more...

Chatter

A marriage comes under pressure in the age of media overload, in this darkly comic novel. Read more...

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters

The mind behind Sherlock Holmes, in correspondence with "Mam" and others. Read more...

Pure Goldish

Alexandra Mullen rides the turtle's back to Terry Pratchett's unclassifiable literary creation, Discworld.

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Last Night at the Lobster

A chain-restaurant kitchen boils over with comedy and drama in this ensemble piece. Read more...

A Free Life

The award-winning author of Waiting traces an immigrant family's American odyssey. Read more...

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.