Books & Arts

The History of Dreams, From Greek Mythology to Last Night’s Sleep

Judging from Ribeiro’s extensive author’s note, acknowledgments and bibliography, this book is the culmination of decades of thought and collaborative…

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Ian Rankin: How the frustrations of being a special needs parent fuel his writing

Crime author Ian Rankin (Image: PA Images) Though he tends to stay out of politics, Ian, 61, joined broadcaster Jo…

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James Dyson reveals how he gambled his house on revolutionary vacuum cleaner design

James Dyson with one of his handheld vacuums (Image: Franziska Krug/Getty ) The country was mired in a deep and…

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A Cautionary Tale for the New Roaring Twenties

“THE WILD PARTY,” although it fills a book, isn’t actually very long. It takes only about an hour to read…

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Dawn Turner Looks Back on Her ’70s Girlhood, and Those Who Got Left Behind

THREE GIRLS FROM BRONZEVILLE A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood By Dawn Turner Publishing is littered with…

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Venita Blackburn Captures the Wonder, and Danger, of Young Womanhood

HOW TO WRESTLE A GIRL Stories By Venita Blackburn Fiction writers who publish a story collection as one of their…

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Denis Villeneuve has produced the first great “Dune” adaptation

Sep 6th 2021 BOOKS ARE often described as “unfilmable”. Steven Soderbergh described his attempts to bring “A Confederacy Of Dunces”,…

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S.A. Cosby, a Writer of Violent Noirs, Claims the Rural South as His Own

After years of small breaks, Cosby has found big success with “Blacktop Wasteland” and “Razorblade Tears,” propulsive books about family,…

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When an Art Fair Is Also a (Rare) Book Fair

GÜNTHER Two items stand out to me. One, the Stammheim Missal (1170-1180), now resides in the collection of the J.…

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Maggie Nelson Exposes Freedom’s Paradoxes

Precisely because the context of art is complex, historically developing and contested, what she has to say can’t be reduced…

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