Displaying articles for: November 2009

Kid Made Modern

With inspiration from artists like Calder and Noguchi, designer Todd Oldham presents do-it-yourself craft projects with a modern slant for the whole family. Read more...

Family Album

The latest novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Moon Tiger. Read more...

A Very Brief History of Eternity

A profound, learned, and vivid exploration of the biggest of big ideas. Read more...

A Gambling Man

A portrait of a king (Charles II) and his era (the Restoration) as rich and delightful as Uglow's earlier The Lunar Men. History does not get much more absorbing than this. Read more...

I Know How to Cook

Phaidon adds a impressive French tome to their big fat cookbook series. What The Silver Spoon is to the home cooks of Italy, I Know How to Cook -- a bestseller since its first publication in 1932 -- is to the home cooks of France. More than 1,400 recipes on nearly 1,000 pages Read more...

Yours Ever: People and Their Letters

In this long awaited follow-up to his classic A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries, Thomas Mallon offers a remarkable epistolary anthology, with commentary. The best bedside book of the season. Read more...

Gracias/ Thanks

The lyrical, bilingual Spanish/English text, paired with folkloric paintings of home, family, and community, encourages our gratitude for simple things. Ages 4+ Read more...

Hurry Down Sunshine

The former “Freelance” columnist for the Times Literary Supplement tells the extraordinary story of the summer his teenage daughter descended into psychosis. "They stole my words," she tells her father, and in supplying his own to treat her -- and his own -- affliction, Greenberg has written a haunting book. Now in paperback. Read our review. Read more...

G. I. Bones

The latest installment in one of the most underrated detective series around has US military policemen Ernie Bascom and George Sueno looking into further criminal doings in the demilitarized zone on the South Korean border. Read more...

Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer’s lyrics set the highest standards in the American songbook. Collaborating with Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, and Jerome Kern, among many others, he set unforgettable words to some of the most memorable melodies in popular music... Read more...

Look at the Birdie

Fourteen previously unpublished stories by the writer of whom our contributor, Tom Carson, had this to say in review of Vonnegut’s previous posthumous volume, Armageddon in Respect: “[T]o this reader, the least of Vonnegut has more value than whatever John Updike or Joan Didion cooked up on whatever they think was the best day of their lives.” Read more...

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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