"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
—Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] American author, humorist
- Bookshelf: Books on New York History and Sweet-Tooth Outlets Sat, 18 May 2013 06:50:10 GMT
- In “City of Ambition,” Mason B. Williams explores what drove a patrician Democrat and a street-smart Republican to revive New York City from the Great Depression.
- Noted: Making a Word Meme Fri, 17 May 2013 21:36:38 GMT
- The title of Sheryl Sandberg’s manifesto, “Lean In,” quickly became ubiquitous.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Unusual Immigrants in New York Fri, 17 May 2013 18:00:03 GMT
- Helene Wecker discusses her debut novel, “The Golem and the Jinni.”
- ArtsBeat: Graphic Books Best Sellers: Humans and Mutants Working Together Fri, 17 May 2013 17:00:29 GMT
- “Uncanny Avengers” is No. 2 on the hardcover list.
- ArtsBeat: Anthologies That (Mostly) Stand the Test of Time Fri, 17 May 2013 16:55:53 GMT
- Reading collections of fiction from the 1940s and 1990s for classics and rediscovered gems.
- Essay: Beautiful Creatures Fri, 17 May 2013 15:35:08 GMT
- Charles Kingsley’s 150-year-old morality fable reflects the contradictory impulses of the Victorian era.
- ‘The Humanity Project,’ by Jean Thompson Fri, 17 May 2013 15:34:03 GMT
- At the center of the plot lines in Jean Thompson’s novel is a philanthropist who wants to bribe people into virtue.
- Inside the List Fri, 17 May 2013 15:32:24 GMT
- “Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson is No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list — the second best seller spawned by the reality show “Duck Dynasty.”
- Paperback Row Fri, 17 May 2013 15:32:10 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 17 May 2013 15:32:09 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- ‘Jacob’s Folly,’ by Rebecca Miller, and More Fri, 17 May 2013 15:30:07 GMT
- New books by Rebecca Miller, Louisa Hall, Thea Goodman, MacKenzie Bezos and Naomi Alderman.
- ‘To Save Everything, Click Here,’ by Evgeny Morozov Fri, 17 May 2013 15:28:20 GMT
- The digital-age transparency we’ve grown accustomed to may threaten the spirit of democracy, Evgeny Morozov warns.
- ‘The Letters of William Gaddis’ Fri, 17 May 2013 15:24:58 GMT
- William Gaddis’s letters reveal the struggle and self-doubt behind the novels.
- A Novel and Essay Collection by Elinor Lipman Fri, 17 May 2013 15:21:18 GMT
- A novel and essay collection by Elinor Lipman showcase her urbanity and optimism.
- ‘All the Great Prizes,’ by John Taliaferro Fri, 17 May 2013 15:20:28 GMT
- From the birth of the Republican Party to the Spanish-American War, John Hay was a seminal 19th-century figure.