After thousands of years in a state of wandering statelessness, the modern state of Israel came into existence in 1948.
Most readers might think that Smart Textiles for Designers is about fabric, designers, and technology that when combined create fabrics that are sustainable and ecologically friendly.
As someone who teaches humanities courses at the university level, I am often in despair at the superficiality of understanding my students have regarding Shakespeare.
Jeff Passan, a baseball columnist at Yahoo! Sports, set out to write a baseball book that he hoped “could help a lot of people.” He categorically succeeded.
For many years W. W. Norton employed one of the best poetry editors in the country. Carol Houck Smith who died in 2008 worked at Norton for sixty years.
The author calls this book a comprehensive textbook, which is all well and good when utilized in a classroom, but it might be a bit iffy, at best, for a pleasurable or instructional read.
“an entirely convincing portrait of an entirely unconventional and brilliant individual.”
“Stories like this highlight the bravery, camaraderie, and sacrifice of war, even war that may not always be popular or even understood by many Americans.”
World Press Photo 16 is a collection of the most powerful and poignant images from photojournalists and documentary photographers from around the world that have garnered attention and pra
Richard Bellamy was the 60s visionary who championed the new wave of American abstract expressionists and who had the first eye for pop-art, minimalism, and performance happenings in the fabled Gre
Happy Anyway is a collection of short essays by current and past denizens of Flint, Michigan—the hometown of General Motors.
An icon, by definition, is a widely known symbol and is supposed to possess instant recognition.
“He’s a talker, the angry man, talks the whole time. Talks as he picks me up in his pretend cab, talks as he turns the wrong way . . . talks as he extends his hand with a knife.”
“what we have in common as citizens of the world is far more than what divides us. Maybe spices are the answer to world peace after all.”
Our author, raised by his maternal grandparents Mamaw and Papaw, is thirtyish and supposedly giving us an insider’s view of an Appalachian family and culture.
It is hard to wrap one’s mind around a thirteen-year-old child in Victorian England killing his mother, and yet in Kate Summerscale’s book The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murde
This charming little ode to the ingredients used in the Italian cooking of Marcella Hazan in a sense is as important to cooking as any of her cookbooks.
After having read this amazing book, this reader suddenly became aware that there is a cult of denim aficionados, “denimheads” to be exact, as well as a culture of denim.
“The chap is the modern English gentleman, and he’s out to conquer the world,” writes Gustav Temple.
“Interesting, provocative, and well written.”
Author George C.
Last year The New York Botanical Garden mounted an exhibit called “FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life.” Frida Kahlo’s Garden is the book written to accompany the exhibit.
Most of us have experienced the urge to make our mark on the world—literally and visibly.
“If Americans understood the extent to which policing fails to supervise itself, fails to rid the system of corrupt or corrosive cops, they would likely be shocked.”
Without a doubt this is one of the most exhaustive, painstaking, and all-encompassing visual diaries pertaining to the details or fine points of fashion such as collars, necklines, closures, jacket