"History is written by the winners. The books say the Indians were bad guys and the whites just needed a little land. It's like, Excuse me, let me take your car. I'm discovering it. I'm putting my flag on your windshield."
—Mario Van Peebles
- Arts, Briefly: Anne Rice Reviving the Vampire Lestat Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:23:49 GMT
- “Prince Lestat” is set for release in October.
- ArtsBeat: Now Boarding: Amtrak Writers Residency Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:06:33 GMT
- Amtrak is now accepting applications for a new writers’ residency program that includes free travel.
- Books of The Times: Simon Schama’s ‘The Story of the Jews’ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:50:31 GMT
- In Simon Schama’s book “The Story of the Jews,” he writes that Jewish history has survived, thanks to its people’s intense literacy.
- City Room: Discussing ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ With Gary Shteyngart Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:46:57 GMT
- At 6:30 tonight, join an online discussion of Jay McInerney’s “Bright Lights, Big City” with Gary Shteyngart and Ginia Bellafante.
- ArtsBeat: George Saunders Wins Inaugural Folio Prize Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:44:12 GMT
- Mr. Saunders won the award, his second in two weeks, for his story collection “Tenth of December.”
- ArtsBeat: PEN/Faulkner Finalists Announced Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:19:20 GMT
- Daniel Alarcón and Karen Joy Fowler are among the five nominees for the fiction prize.
- Sherwin B. Nuland, Author of ‘How We Die,’ Is Dead at 83 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:33:20 GMT
- Dr. Nuland’s book, which won the National Book Award in 1994, depicted death as messy and often humiliating, and it urged readers to approach late-life care with tempered expectations.
- Revisiting a Scholar Unmasked by Scandal Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:47:03 GMT
- “The Double Life of Paul de Man,” by Evelyn Barish, is the first full biography of the Yale literary theorist who helped turn deconstruction into an insurgent force in American intellectual life.
- Books of The Times: ‘Shotgun Lovesongs,’ Nickolas Butler’s Debut Novel Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:24:51 GMT
- “Shotgun Lovesongs,” Nickolas Butler’s debut novel, is set in Wisconsin and revolves around old friends brought together for a wedding.
- Paperback Row Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:53:20 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- Off the Shelf: How Big Business Can Take the High Road Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:43:21 GMT
- In “The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist,” a former BP employee sees globalization and the Internet as pushing more companies to social responsibility.
- A Bastion for Israel, Seething Inside Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:38:05 GMT
- A dispute over Israel at The New Republic has spilled out of the newsroom and into the public realm, leading to questions over the magazine’s new editorial stance.
- Martin Gottfried, Theater Critic and Author, Dies at 80 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:15:02 GMT
- Mr. Gottfried was a theater reviewer for Women’s Wear Daily and The New York Post before writing influential studies of American drama and the Broadway musical.
- Bookshelf: A New Verdict on Tammany Hall Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:44:30 GMT
- Terry Golway of Kean University looks at the role of the Irish-dominated Democratic group in the 19th century; other authors explore getting an entertainment job and a notorious murder case.
- ArtsBeat: Donna Tartt and Eleanor Catton Among Nominees for Women’s Fiction Prize Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:39:21 GMT
- The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was known as the Orange Prize until last year.
- T Magazine: J.P. Donleavy is Still Standing Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:19:12 GMT
- At 87, the author of the best-selling cult novel ‘The Ginger Man’ merrily lives as a semi-reclusive gentlemen farmer in shabby Grey Gardens-style splendor on his Irish estate. Meet America’s pre-eminent literary bohemian.