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Further reading: A Literary Guide to the Oscars
Let your favorite movies of 2018 guide your next reading choices.
Nonfiction: The Case for Covering Your Ears in Noisy Times
Two new books, ?How to Disappear,? by Akiko Busch, and ?Silence,? by Jane Brox, explore the benefits of tuning out.
By the Book: Isaac Mizrahi: By the Book
The fashion designer and author of the new memoir ?I.M.? likes his literature ?sort of plain?: ?Style is suspicious to me in general. I think that?s true about my taste in everything. Food. Décor. Clothes.?
Nonfiction: Sex and the Cinema: How Hollywood Shaped Desire
In ?Sleeping With Strangers,? David Thomson examines the ways in which movies have codified our fantasies.
Nonfiction: The Series of Historical Mistakes That Led to Trump
Michael Tomasky?s ?If We Can Keep It? recounts the political and cultural back story to our current, destabilized moment.
On Poetry: What Charles Bukowski?s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out
A new collection of the writer?s prose and poems, ?On Drinking,? makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski?s view of addiction survive a new era?
The Book Review Podcast: Seeking Silence
Gal Beckerman discusses ?How to Disappear,? by Akiko Busch, and ?Silence,? by Jane Brox; and Steve Luxenberg talks about ?Separate.?
Charles Dickens Tried to Banish His Wife to an Asylum, Letters Show
Newly published correspondence gives Catherine Dickens?s account of a great Victorian scandal.
An Appraisal: Tomi Ungerer Transformed Darkness With Whimsy and Glee
The iconoclastic artist?s picture books comforted children and made adults uncomfortable.
Graphic Content: Graphic Novels in the Age of Trump
In his latest Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at James Sturm?s ?Off Season? and Elly Lonon and Joan Reilly?s ?Amongst the Liberal Elite.?
W.E.B. Griffin, 89, Dies; a Best-Selling Novelist Dozens of Times
He estimated that he published more than 150 books ? including dozens about soldiers, spies and cops ? using numerous pseudonyms (including W.E.B. Griffin).
A Samurai Rabbit Comic Book Adventure Finds a New Home
The long-running saga of the rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai, is moving to IDW Publishing, which will begin a new, full-color series in June.
Nonfiction: ?Say Nothing? ? Part History, Part True Crime ? Illuminates the B...
Patrick Radden Keefe?s stunning new book uses the 1972 murder and abduction of a Belfast mother of 10 to tell the story of the Troubles.
New in Paperback: ?The Strange Order of Things,? ?The Pisces?
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Inside the List: The ?Columbine? Author Dave Cullen Talks About His New Book,...
Soon after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Cullen realized there was something different about this tragedy. He got on a plane to Florida.



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