In two new picture books, animals flit from place to place, enjoying the best views without ever having to wait in line.
John Eliot Gardiner’s book is not intended as a straight biography so much as a thematic examination of Bach the composer as man and musician.
Marino Massimo De Caro, the former director of the Girolamini Library in Naples, is accused of stealing thousands of rare books from the historic institution.
Members of Norman Rockwell’s family are protesting a new biography of him that raises the question of whether he was gay or had pedophilic impulses.
In “Eminent Hipsters,” Donald Fagen begins with tales about his early years in Steely Dan, but halfway through, his book becomes a cranky account of being on the road for a recent summer concert tour.
“Beetles and Other Insects,” an expanded edition of Bernard Durin’s 1980 work, gathers 60 color plates of all his known watercolor portraits of insects.
They sat at a table usually reserved for Nancy Reagan, which prompted a brief discussion about whether either wanted to be first lady. “I’d rather be president,” Ms. Barr said.
Ms. Kaplan says being a white woman in the field of black studies helped her sympathize with the women in her new book, “Miss Anne in Harlem.”
Ms. Gorbanevskaya was arrested after protesting the Soviet Union’s 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, and later confined to a psychiatric hospital for her writings.
Mr. Schiffrin championed the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, Günter Grass, Studs Terkel, Michel Foucault, Simone de Beauvoir, Noam Chomsky and many others.
Some features of physical books may be getting a second life online, but efforts to completely reimagine the core experience of the book have yet to catch on.
Robert Hilburn’s new biography of the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, dissects his troubles and his broad popularity.
Anjelica Huston offers insight into her life and her recently released memoir, “A Story Lately Told.”
As the classic gay novel “City of Night” turns 50, its Mexican-American author, John Rechy, reflects on loneliness, growing up in Depression-era El Paso, and how his life and career came together.
In a new book, William Nordhaus of Yale provides a lucid review of the climate-change problem from both an economic and a meteorological point of view.