Review: ‘Evening Hero,’ by Marie Myung-ok Lee

THE EVENING HERO, by Marie Myung-Ok Lee “How can you claim to know the taste of watermelon when you have only licked the rind?” So reads the Korean proverb that provides the epigraph to Marie Myung-Ok Lee’s 2005 novel, “Somebody’s Daughter.” It could also be the withering self-diagnosis of the main character in her latest, “The Evening More...

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By admin On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
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Paul O’Neill Book Excerpt: A Memorable Chat With Ted Williams

I knew my sister, Molly, a reporter for The New York Times, was scheduled to interview Ted about food, fishing, and obviously, a little baseball, too. When Molly told me about this, I was in awe that my older More...

By admin On Saturday, May 21st, 2022
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A Library, a Pigeon and a Cruise

Dear readers, The Thomas J. Watson Library might be the quietest place in New York City. You can hear a person’s stomach rumble at a distance of 20 feet. This jewel is found inside the Metropolitan Museum More...

By admin On Friday, May 20th, 2022
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6 Audiobooks to Listen to Now

From the sexy to the searing, the metaphysical to the unabashedly depraved, horror to high camp, these recent audiobooks in a variety of genres are hard to turn off. 🎧 Finding Me By Viola Davis. Read by More...

By admin On Thursday, May 19th, 2022
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Frank Miller to Revisit Ronin and Sin City

The comic book creator Frank Miller is looking to the past and the future with some of the projects of his new publishing company, Frank Miller Presents, which has comics debuting in November. Miller, the editor More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
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When You’re This Hated, Everyone’s a Suspect

Jane Stanford had been 39 when she gave birth to the couple’s only child, Leland Stanford Jr. Devoted to the education of their precocious son, his parents underwrote his every whim and took him to Europe More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
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Review: ‘Heartbroke,’ by Chelsea Bieker; ‘Valleyesque,’ by Fernando A. Flores; and ‘Proof of Me,’ by Erica Plouffe Lazure

At last, the Pleyel piano. Chopin sits down to play. Flores’s prose here soars and dips, taking on a haunting, poetic register: “Don’t forget us, distant yesterdays and impossible tomorrows, whales under More...

By admin On Monday, May 16th, 2022
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What Happened to The Believer?

The magazine, bought by a marketing company, briefly hosted clickbait content. Scandal ensued. After a flurry of negotiation, it is now back with its first publisher, McSweeney’s. Source link  More...

By admin On Sunday, May 15th, 2022
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Katsumoto Saotome, Who Preserved Stories of Tokyo Firebombing, Dies at 90

Hiroshi Suenaga, a survivor of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki who accompanied Mr. Saotome on these trips, including a visit to the home of a Chinese man who had been forced to work in coal mines in Hokkaido More...

By admin On Saturday, May 14th, 2022
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‘You Will Stay Silent’: Photographs From Behind the Iron Curtain

In 1977, the photojournalist Arthur Grace arrived at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to document “life behind the Iron Curtain” for Time and Newsweek. Taken over 12 years, the black-and-white images collected More...

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