Books & Arts

Colm Toibin Imagines the Life of Thomas Mann in ‘The Magician’

Toibin gives full rein to this sweeping story, which begins in Lübeck, a coastal city in northern Germany, where Mann’s…

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New to the American Melting Pot, and Finding Its Taste Bittersweet

Imagine you’re a kid, joining your mom for a day at work. This is no corporate-sponsored occasion where you’ll raid…

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Ian Rankin: How the frustrations of being a special needs parent fuel his writing

Crime author Ian Rankin (Image: PA Images) Though he tends to stay out of politics, Ian, 61, joined broadcaster Jo…

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James Dyson reveals how he gambled his house on revolutionary vacuum cleaner design

James Dyson with one of his handheld vacuums (Image: Franziska Krug/Getty ) The country was mired in a deep and…

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A Cautionary Tale for the New Roaring Twenties

“THE WILD PARTY,” although it fills a book, isn’t actually very long. It takes only about an hour to read…

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Dawn Turner Looks Back on Her ’70s Girlhood, and Those Who Got Left Behind

THREE GIRLS FROM BRONZEVILLE A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood By Dawn Turner Publishing is littered with…

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Venita Blackburn Captures the Wonder, and Danger, of Young Womanhood

HOW TO WRESTLE A GIRL Stories By Venita Blackburn Fiction writers who publish a story collection as one of their…

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Denis Villeneuve has produced the first great “Dune” adaptation

Sep 6th 2021 BOOKS ARE often described as “unfilmable”. Steven Soderbergh described his attempts to bring “A Confederacy Of Dunces”,…

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S.A. Cosby, a Writer of Violent Noirs, Claims the Rural South as His Own

After years of small breaks, Cosby has found big success with “Blacktop Wasteland” and “Razorblade Tears,” propulsive books about family,…

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When an Art Fair Is Also a (Rare) Book Fair

GÜNTHER Two items stand out to me. One, the Stammheim Missal (1170-1180), now resides in the collection of the J.…

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