The Albums That Transport You

Welcome. If each day of the workweek corresponds to a gear on a five-speed car, then Monday might be “starting” and Thursday might be “cruising.” Wednesday, meanwhile, would be an in-between gear, a time when you’re driving around town running errands. When weeks drag, I think about getting to Wednesday, past the revving-up portion of More...

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By admin On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
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Book Review: ‘Midnight in Washington,’ by Adam Schiff

Just as vivid, if certainly one-sided, are Schiff’s vignettes about his Republican colleagues on the Intelligence Committee. Revealing conversations and text messages, he portrays them as reasonably good-faith More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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A Sweeping New History Looks Back at 100 Years of Black Filmmaking

The first chapter of Wil Haygood’s elegant and well-made book of history, “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World,” is titled “Movie Night at Woodrow Wilson’s White House.” The More...

By admin On Monday, October 18th, 2021
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John Grisham on Judges, Innocence and the Judgments He Ignores

You mentioned your work with the Innocence Project. Say a little more about what that experience has taught you about the American criminal justice system. It was not something I ever thought I’d get involved More...

By admin On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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New in Paperback: ‘Memorial’ and ‘Singular Sensation’

Six new paperbacks to check out this week. Source link  More...

By admin On Saturday, October 16th, 2021
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Gary Paulsen, Author of Young-Adult Adventures, Dies at 82

His 200 books, among them “Hatchet” and “Dogsong,” inspired generations with their tales of exploration, survival and the bloody reality of the natural world. Source link  More...

By admin On Friday, October 15th, 2021
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Love’s Perils, Trauma’s Wounds: New Story Collections

THE RUIN OF EVERYTHINGBy Lara Stapleton123 pp. Paloma Press. Paper, $18. If love conquers all, in Stapleton’s second story collection it’s not clear then whether anyone wins much of anything from it. More...

By admin On Thursday, October 14th, 2021
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Poem: [I hope when it happens]

There is a poem by Diane Seuss that begins, “Jesus wept and so did Rowena Lee,” and what follows is the kind of buildup of living and suffering and what happens as it all goes down that reminds me of how More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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He Stayed Grounded by Writing a Thriller Set in Outer Space

In his long and varied career, the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has flown fighter jets, walked in space and orbited the earth for months while commanding the International Space Station. But until earlier More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
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Book Review: ‘State of Terror,’ by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

But don’t worry too much about keeping things straight. This is a romp. The authors have a great deal of fun throwing up red herrings. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national More...

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