"Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people."
—Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) German writer, romantic poet, social essays
- A Conversation With: Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:21:24 GMT
- A historian of science imagines what future generations will make of our current handling of climate change.
- Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:33:42 GMT
- Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”
- Books of The Times: John Lahr’s ‘Tennessee Williams’ Fleshes Out the Playwright Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:14:25 GMT
- “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” is John Lahr’s thick volume on the playwright.
- Books: Martha Weinman Lear Returns to Medical Memoir, With Less Fury, in ‘Echoes of Heartsounds’ Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:07:55 GMT
- Martha Weinman Lear returns to the territory she covered in “Heartsounds,” but this is not a sequel so much as a rueful epilogue, a brief account of her own recent skirmish with heart disease.
- Laugharne Journal: In Wales, a Toast to Dylan Thomas on His 100th Birthday Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:23:39 GMT
- In a country that has long been ill at ease with its hard-living son, Thomas’s granddaughter is trying to refocus public attention on the poet’s work.
- Michel Faber Plans to Stop Writing Novels Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:10:24 GMT
- Ahead of the American publication of his latest work, “The Book of Strange New Things,” Michel Faber discusses it and why it will be his last novel.
- Books of The Times: ‘At Home in Exile,’ on the Jewish Diaspora, by Alan Wolfe Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:32:25 GMT
- In “At Home in Exile,” Alan Wolfe argues that the Diaspora has fostered in Jews a commitment to defend the rights of other groups and to live by universal values wherever they may be.
- A Dylan Thomas Centennial in New York Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:10:38 GMT
- The 92nd Street Y is marking the centennial of Dylan Thomas’s birth with an exhibition and a revival of his 1953 radio play “Under Milk Wood” this weekend.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:28:30 GMT
- Mr. Risen discusses his new book about the war on terror, and Lucy Worsley talks about “The Art of the English Murder.”
- ArtsBeat: Changing the Debate: Katha Pollitt Talks About ‘Pro’ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:25:30 GMT
- Ms. Pollitt discusses her new book about the pro-choice side’s tactics in the abortion debate.