"Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it."
—Jean Anouilh (1910-87) French playwright
- ArtsBeat: Studs Terkel Audio Archive to Go Online Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:28:13 GMT
- A digital archive of Terkel’s oral histories is one of 177 projects funded by new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Kim Philby Case Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:02:17 GMT
- Ben Macintyre discusses “A Spy Among Friends,” and Donald L. Miller talks about “Supreme City.”
- Bel Kaufman, Who Told What School Was Really Like, Dies at 103 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:19:46 GMT
- Ms. Kaufman’s first novel, “Up the Down Staircase,” portrayed the topsy-turvy world of a New York City public school and was based on her experience as a teacher.
- ‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:27:19 GMT
- David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.
- Paperback Row Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:09:06 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:57:55 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:35:17 GMT
- Elia Kazan’s letters underscore his central importance in the maturing of American film and theater at midcentury.
- Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:34:05 GMT
- Tim Winton’s hero, a disgraced and despairing activist in Western Australia, is called to help a childhood friend.
- ‘Lucian Freud,’ by Phoebe Hoban Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:33:28 GMT
- A biography of the painter who crossed paths with everyone from Kate Moss to the Kray brothers.
- ‘The Golden Age Shtetl,’ by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:33:13 GMT
- A history of Jewish life in the villages of Eastern Europe before the period familiar to American Jews.
- ‘All the Rage,’ by A. L. Kennedy Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:32:55 GMT
- Cruelty and lust predominate in A. L. Kennedy’s stories.
- ‘Take This Man,’ by Brando Skyhorse Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:32:42 GMT
- Brando Skyhorse’s turbulent childhood was built on myth.
- Howard Norman’s ‘Next Life Might Be Kinder’ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:47 GMT
- This novel’s protagonist cannot surmount his grief over his wife’s murder.
- ‘Liberalism,’ by Edmund Fawcett Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:36 GMT
- A history of liberalism, told through the lives and ideas of a dynamic group of European and American thinkers.
- ‘The Essential Ellen Willis’ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:30:40 GMT
- Ellen Willis, who emerged in the 1960s, asked serious questions about culture and politics.