Jeremy Silman, Author of Best-Selling Chess Books, Dies at 69

Jeremy Silman, an international chess master whose books were popular with players looking to improve their game, died on Thursday at his home in West Hollywood, Calif. He was 69. His wife, Gwen Feldman, said the cause was complications of primary progressive aphasia frontotemporal dementia. The notion of a best-selling chess author might sound More...

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By admin On Monday, September 25th, 2023

Book Review: ‘The End of Eden,’ by Adam Welz

But since the 1980s, spring snowmelt in Siberia has been arriving earlier by an average of half a day a year. The insects now emerge, breed and die before the young knots hatch out. Many of the young birds are More...

By admin On Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

Cassidy Hutchinson Reappears. She Has More Trump Stories to Tell.

Cassidy Hutchinson, now 26, dropped out of sight last year after she testified in damning detail in a nationally televised committee hearing about President Donald J. Trump’s actions during and after the More...

By admin On Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Book Review: ‘American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15,’ by Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson

In the late 1980s, the AR-15 showed up in California gang wars and shootouts with the police. A national push to ban it and similar weapons ensued, bringing the firearm to widespread public attention and turning More...

By admin On Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Victor R. Fuchs, ‘Dean’ of American Health Care Economists, Dies at 99

Victor R. Fuchs, whose comprehensive grasp of the challenges facing the United States health care system, and eloquence in explaining those challenges to policymakers and the general public, made him what many More...

By admin On Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Comedian Aparna Nancherla Talks Mental Health in New Book ‘Unreliable Narrator’

A few hours before the comedian Aparna Nancherla was scheduled to perform at the Elysian Theater in Los Angeles last month, she was at home tapping. With her index and middle fingers, she was tapping the crown More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Book Review: ‘The Fall,’ by Michael Wolff

As we wait for those shoes to drop, Murdoch’s fourth marriage, to the former model Jerry Hall, is coming to an end, and his relationships with the children from his second marriage — James, Lachlan and Elisabeth More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

How TikTok Stars Like B. Dylan Hollis are Reshaping the American Cookbook

Three years ago, B. Dylan Hollis was an unemployed musician in Wyoming who had never baked anything outside a home-economics class, much less written a recipe. Last month, his debut cookbook, “Baking Yesteryear,” More...

By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2023

Book Review: ‘Bartleby and Me: Reflections of an Old Scrivener,’ by Gay Talese

Revealed are a few tools and tricks of the Talesian trade, among them the 7-by-3 cardboard squares, salvaged from his laundered dress shirts, that he uses for notetaking, sometimes from the privacy of a bathroom More...

By admin On Sunday, September 17th, 2023

Book Review: ‘The Wren, the Wren,’ by Anne Enright

Interspersed with the three characters’ stories are Phil’s poems, written about the Irish countryside and his family (he called Carmel “the wren”): Love is a tide,it is mistBecoming cloud, it is rainOn More...

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