Book Review: ‘Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring,’ by Brad Gooch

Born in 1958, the same year NASA launched its first spacecraft, Haring wanted to be an artist from pretty much the moment he could clutch a crayon. He was plainly influenced by Disneyland, television and other boomer eye candy. His father, Allen, an electronics technician, amateur cartoonist and basement ham radio tinkerer, was in the same Marine More...

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By admin On Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Witch of New York,’ by Alex Hortis

THE WITCH OF NEW YORK: The Trials of Polly Bodine and the Cursed Birth of Tabloid Justice, by Alex Hortis The story began with a fire: On Christmas night in 1843, a Staten Island teenager spotted smoke coming More...

By admin On Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

‘All in Her Head’: A Doctor Reckons With Sexism in Women’s Health Care

Six years ago, Dr. Elizabeth Comen, a breast cancer specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan, held the hand of a patient who was hours from death. As Dr. Comen leaned in for a final goodbye, More...

By admin On Friday, March 1st, 2024

Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘The Other Side and ‘Show Way’ Go to BAM

“Show Way” describes terrible things, like children being sold and then taken away from their mothers. The task, Robinson said, was to face that directly, while also portraying the love that Woodson describes More...

By admin On Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Book Review: ‘Headshot,’ by Rita Bullwinkel

These women revel in their toned bodies, radiant with heat. A black eye is likened to war paint. A vein slithers like a baby snake under the skin. A left hook to the side makes sweat pop “like a shower of More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Neil Gaiman on the Collectibles He’s Auctioning

“I like the idea of spreading joy,” Neil Gaiman, the author of the Sandman series, said in an interview about why he is selling some of the original comic book art, toys and other collectibles he has amassed. During More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

Book Review: ‘Wandering Stars,’ by Tommy Orange

WANDERING STARS, by Tommy Orange Tommy Orange triumphantly returns with “Wandering Stars,” the follow-up to his groundbreaking 2018 debut, “There There.” Part prequel, part sequel, yet wholly standing More...

By admin On Monday, February 26th, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Achilles Trap,’ by Steve Coll

THE ACHILLES TRAP: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America’s Invasion of Iraq, by Steve Coll People love to imagine that world affairs are a game of chess, played by judicious leaders trying More...

By admin On Sunday, February 25th, 2024

‘Water for Elephants’ Brings the Circus to Broadway

And it has produced an unusual camaraderie among the cast, a product of the interdependence that circus requires. (You can’t really fly through the air unless you trust the people on the ground to catch you.) More...

By admin On Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Three New Psychological Thrillers – The New York Times

This month’s thrillers pose intriguing questions. Can one seemingly unimportant decision change everything? What would happen if people could siphon time from the lives of others? And, most chilling: What More...

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