"Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors."
—John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-63) 35th US President, Democrat, politician
- Françoise Mouly’s Toon Graphics Takes Comics to Classrooms Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:09:51 GMT
- Toon Graphics is producing comic books it hopes will be studied as serious textbooks in the fourth grade and beyond.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Culture and Madness Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:09:40 GMT
- Gary Greenberg discusses “Suspicious Minds,” David Carr talks about “Hack Attack” and more.
- ArtsBeat: A Book for Children, and Others, by Bruce Springsteen Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:56:24 GMT
- “Outlaw Pete,” based on a song of the same name, is for “for anybody who loves a good Western,” said his publisher.
- Inside the List Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:50:06 GMT
- Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican whose first book, “The Way Forward,” is No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has opened up about his father’s alcoholism and early death.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:49:49 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- Paperback Row Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:49:38 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- ‘The City Under the Skin’ by Geoff Nicholson Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:45 GMT
- In a nameless city, women are abducted, tattooed with crude maps and released.
- Robert Timberg’s ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:16 GMT
- Robert Timberg traces his personal journey from disfigured Vietnam veteran to author and journalist.
- ‘The Birth of Korean Cool,’ by Euny Hong Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:01 GMT
- Cultural influence has kept pace with South Korea’s growth.
- ‘The Shadow Hero,’ by Gene Luen Yang Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:47:18 GMT
- A tribute to an Asian superhero from the 1940s.
- ‘The Invention of Exile,’ by Vanessa Manko Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:47:00 GMT
- A Russian immigrant, deported from the United States, attempts to reunite with his family.
- Alessandro Baricco’s ‘Mr. Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn’ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:46:49 GMT
- A celebrated British author embarks on a strange new career in these linked novellas by Alessandro Baricco.
- Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’ Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:50 GMT
- A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.
- ‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:31 GMT
- A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.
- ‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:20 GMT
- A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.