Books & Arts

Can Geometry Be as Soul-Stirring as Poetry?

SHAPEThe Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything ElseBy Jordan Ellenberg Some of us have a certain “eat…

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Brandon Taylor’s ‘Filthy Animals’ Is a Study in Rogue Appetites

FILTHY ANIMALS Stories By Brandon Taylor After a long stretch of social isolation, many of us are now wading haphazardly…

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Is smartphone film-making the future of cinema?

Jun 21st 2021 LONDON’S LATEST film festival has received entries from Britain, Spain, Iran and Venezuela. They include documentaries, thrillers…

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In the New Hong Kong, Booksellers Walk a Fine Line

HONG KONG — When Hong Kong public libraries pulled books about dissent from circulation last month, Pong Yat Ming made…

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Johnny Depp pens intro to Pirates co-star’s Family Law book ‘Shatters divorce court myths’

Greg Ellis played Lieutenant Commander Theodore Groves in three of the five Pirates of the Caribbean movies opposite Johnny Depp.…

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Janet Malcolm, a Writer Who Emphasized the Messiness of Life With Slyness and Precision

As the daughter of a psychiatrist herself, Malcolm was ever alert to inconsistencies and reversals, to text and to subtext,…

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A History of Getting Hammered, and Why Some of Us Should Keep Doing It

DRUNK How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization By Edward Slingerland Frederick the Great of Prussia had…

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A veteran journalist explains America’s devastating pandemic

Jun 19th 2021 The Plague Year. By Lawrence Wright. Knopf; 336 pages; $28. Allen Lane; £20 IN APRIL 2020 Lawrence…

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In “Animal”, Lisa Taddeo’s narrator exacts revenge on men

Jun 19th 2021 Animal. By Lisa Taddeo. 336 pages; $27.99. Bloomsbury Circus; £16.99 IN “THREE WOMEN”, Lisa Taddeo’s first book…

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What to Do This Weekend

Welcome. Saturday is Juneteenth, Sunday is Father’s Day and at 11:32 p.m. Eastern on Sunday night, summer officially begins in…

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