November 12, 2012
The melancholy embrace into which East and West have fallen is the leitmotif of Mishra’s new book, a group biography of three Asian intellectuals.
November 08, 2012
Paterno owes its success to our preposterous sepia-toned ideal of the coach.
October 18, 2012
Now published for the first time, Conan Doyle's Arctic adventures offer a pre-Holmes glimpse of the writer.
October 02, 2012
That Rehnquist was a conservative who tended to vote against parties whom liberals favor is true. The question is what to make of this observation.
September 25, 2012
Johnson’s closeness to Kerouac is invaluable for Johnson the memoirist, it is limiting for Johnson the disinterested biographer.
September 18, 2012
As Joseph Crespino’s new biography makes clear, Thurmond lacked the integrity even of his own publicly proclaimed racism.
August 27, 2012
Like most books about the movement the biography is generally uncritical of its subject and skirts episodes that might discredit the cause.
August 23, 2012
The argument of The Wives is twofold: great writers have demanding habits, and that the women who tended to those habits deserve recognition.
April 18, 2012
You love Henry Mancini. You might not know it but you do. If you have ever popped your lips through the opening bars of the theme to The Pink Panther
April 09, 2012
What has been missing until now, in the English-speaking world, is a clear, comprehensive, and well-grounded introduction to Herodotus, designed for t