Displaying articles for: March 2013

From Gooroo's Pro-Magnon Kitchen

Hunting locally, gathering sustainably—foraging with the future of mankind in mind.

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The Fun Parts

Are punchy prose and revelatory antics the key to a short story renaissance?

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Salt Sugar Fat

Has the rise of processed food created a generation of addicts?

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Alone on the Ice

A 1913 exploration of Antarctica takes a death-defying turn.

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Benediction

A view of the Colorado landscape and a family's new horizon.

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Out of Order

Tales of the High Bench's history, from the first female justice to take her place on the Court.

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Speedboat

A long-out-of-print gem of wry postmodernism returns.

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Ten White Geese

A Welsh farmhouse offers a garden of earthly delights.

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Middle C

Why the eighty-eight-year old novelist's new work reads like a debut.

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Lean In

Facebook’s COO on female empowerment, in business and beyond.

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July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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.