Neither narrative proffers an uplifting tale of female empowerment, but that is precisely their strength.
Ethan Mordden’s exhaustive take on Barbra Streisand may not be what diehard fans are looking for.
Five Cities is a species of psychogeography, a deep map, that weighs the effects of topography, urban environments, and monuments of the past on mood and perspective.
Rather than focusing on Mexicans in the United States, historian Carrie Gibson posits an expansive transnational history.
The book will stand as a good first stop for anyone interested in Alfred Stieglitz, 20th-century photography, or American modern art.
Peter Schjeldahl debunks (and praises) works of art, while also acknowledging the strategic importance of beauty.
Jean-Philppe Blondel’s books are especially praised by critics for their charm and smoothly-shaped prose.
We will find out how much the future of the earth matters in the next Presidential election.
In this valuable study, Caitlin Rosenthal isolates an assortment of business practices and technologies that reflect the sophistication of New World plantation economies — dispelling myths of their romantic crudeness.
Farcical fight and sex scenes might be forgivable, but the “mystery” is so barely there it utterly fails to engage — and that’s lethal to a novel in this genre.