At the University of Pennsylvania, where I teach memoir, I’ve started a tradition.
“Yes, I believe [Steven] Avery is innocent. This is my opinion, which I know is not worth very much, but my opinion is based on an assessment of the evidence.”—Jerome F. Buting
“a delight as well as a revelation.”
British classical pianist James Rhodes is a rebel with a cause as he unleashes his iconoclastic view of the vaulted world of classical music in concert halls and on British TV and in the streets an
In this nonfiction work, the granddaughter of the late Abraham Zapruder relates the circumstances surrounding the filming of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, TX.
“a marvelous companion to this series, with wonderful illustrations and an engaging backstory . . .”
Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 transformed women’s sports in America and is now a familiar historical marker.
Claretta Pitacci, although not the only mistress to Italian Prime Minister and dictator, Benito Mussolini, is possibly best known as the one who died with him.
In The Pen and the Brush, the versatile biographer Anka Muhlstein explores some of the complex and fascinating relationships that have existed between painters and novelists.
Gerhard Richter is a painter.
“Love the music, love the man, read the book. “
“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” —Attributed to many
Kahlil Gibran’s prose, visual art and advocacy for transcultural unity made him a citizen of the world during his lifetime, admired in the east and west.
Oh, to be Anthony Bordain!
William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) is a pivotal figure in the history of American art. He was a contemporary of James Whistler and John Singer Sargent.
“This book is a breath of fresh air.”
One of the titans of 20th century American literature, Ernest Hemingway was larger than life and an adventurer of the first rank. He was also imperfect, flawed and, therefore, human.
Reading the musings of a Supreme Court Justice throughout her life would typically generate excitement only among legal scholars or law students.
Susan Quinn’s new book addresses a facet of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life that has been hinted at but never fully developed.
“an extraordinary and thought provoking view on the playwright’s life and works.”
Last year, journalist Michelangelo Signorile’s It’s Not Over detailed how the right wing and some religious groups were working feverishly with antigay organizations to attack any pro-gay
Denied the kind of shapely body and beautiful face that made Hollywood producers see stars, but gifted with a razor-sharp mind and a motor mouth, Joan Alexander Molinsky made the best of her talent
The very idea of a high-gloss, pricey photo book about the Sex Pistols seems ludicrous on the face of it.
Charles “Sonny” Liston, former heavyweight champion turned drug dealer, was found dead in his Las Vegas home on January 5, 1971.
“I believe life happens and you soldier through the worst of it with your head held high and give thanks to God for the rest of it.”
“Al Capone was a son, husband, and father who was looking for the best way to become a good provider for everyone.”