"Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive."
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC?-AD 65) [The Younger] Roman Stoic philosopher, writer, tutor
- Books Of Style: 9 Books That Would Make Great Gifts Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:58:00 GMT
- A selection of novels, nonfiction and whodunits for readers on your gift list.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Disappearing Religions Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:50:27 GMT
- Gerard Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,” and Phil Zuckerman discusses “Living the Secular Life.”
- ArtsBeat: Koons Again Accused of Copyright Infringement Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:48:54 GMT
- A work by Jeff Koons in his retrospective in Paris could set off a legal battle.
- Raphaël Jerusalmy’s ‘Brotherhood of Book Hunters’ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:34 GMT
- François Villon travels to Jerusalem in this literary mystery.
- ‘America’s Pastor,’ About Billy Graham, by Grant Wacker Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:32 GMT
- A study of Billy Graham’s ministry examines how American culture shaped him — and he shaped it.
- Open Book: Religious Reading Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT
- Cynthia Ozick and others recommend novels with religious themes.
- ‘A Philosophy of Walking,’ by Frédéric Gros Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT
- Charting the many ways we walk, and what they say about us.
- ‘Joan of Arc,’ by Kathryn Harrison Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:30 GMT
- Kathryn Harrison’s biography interweaves Joan of Arc’s story with both fictional and historical interpretations.
- ‘The Great Reformer,’ a Biography of Pope Francis Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:29 GMT
- A biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio traces his Argentine origins and his path to the Vatican.
- ‘Ardor,’ by Roberto Calasso Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:28 GMT
- Roberto Calasso delves into the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defined the ancient Vedic world.
- Children's Books: ‘Space Case’ and ‘The Twin Powers’ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT
- In these middle-grade novels, a young detective solves a lunar murder, and twins reunite to save their threatened worlds.
- Children's Books: ‘Alphabetabum,’ ‘Take Away the A’ and More Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT
- Five alphabet books feature rhyme and alliteration, exuberant animals and found photos of children from the past.
- ‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:26 GMT
- The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.
- Crime: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Moriarty,’ and More Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT
- Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarty” is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche that opens five days after the great detective and his nemesis plunged to their doom.
- Evan Thompson’s ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being’ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT
- Merging neuroscience and philosophy, Evan Thompson casts new light on the relationship between the self and the brain.