For the past four hundred years, Galileo, Siderius nuncius, and Galileo’s subsequent trial at the Inquisition have been used in many contexts to tell many types of stories.
George W. Bush’s Decision Points is a memoir of his eight-year presidency.
As we end the year, serious business readers (which outnumber frivolous scanners two to one, according to my statistics) have crumpled face first into a long winter’s nap.
To his loved ones who gathered about him as he lay on his deathbed in 1833, actor Edmund Kean famously said, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.”
As an analyst and analysand, who since her unconventional childhood has meditated and studied Buddhism, Pilar Jennings brings her professional expertise and personal experience into this rewarding,
The inside cover flap of Life, the much-anticipated memoir by Keith Richards, carries a note, in Richards’ handwriting: “This is the Life.
Trungpa Rinpoche’s controversial “crazy wisdom” methods of cutting through “spiritual materialism” to penetrate the superficially captivated, shopping-mall mentality of his Western audiences with t
Popular psychology books seem to always sell big. In many large bookstores they have their own section labeled self-help or psychology.
Leonard Bernstein was not a classically beautiful man. He was not the type of person to be featured on the cover of GQ or Vogue.
There is something wonderful about a book that is unafraid of its footnotes.
This 301-page book is an examination of what happens to a human body after death.
Six thousand entries on language, folklore, history, and myth enliven these 800-odd pages, edited by Seán McMahon from Derry and Kerry-born, Dublin-based Jo O’Donoghue with additional editing by Ma
In a crime investigation, a police detective usually asks, “Who had the means, motive, and the opportunity to commit this crime?” In the book Profiling: The Psychology of Catching Killers,
Unlike most “fashion designer driven” volumes, this book actually speaks in the designer’s voice as well as from the perspectives of other celebrated figures from within the fashion community.
Maya Angelou’s lovely books usually reside on our bedside tables, yet this is one you’ll keep close at hand in the kitchen.
Edmund White, who will turn 70 in 2010, is the grand old man of American gay literature.
From its overheated title to its Big Journalism authors, it would be easy to dismiss All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis as the latest financial-crisis widg
The cover gives a sense that Swallow This is going to be different: A totally bald guy in a tuxedo is chugging straight from a bottle of Château Lafite.
What are the Northern Lights? Why might a tornado demolish one house and leave another unscathed?
This immense and impressive 650-page undertaking is subtitled as a “cutting-edge anthology” featuring more than 300 established and emerging fashion designers from around the world—but this could n
A Measuring Worm
This yellow-striped greenCaterpillar, climbing upThe steep window screen,
Perhaps the most interesting moment in Me, the new memoir by singer/actor Ricky Martin, occurs backstage at the 1999 Grammy awards, during which Martin, singing his then-anthem “La Copa De
It is difficult to sort out how much of Gray Lady Down is personal or an objective assessment of the New York Times by William McGowan.
You are cordially invited to the 40th anniversary party for Kenzo—the brand, the designer, the start of a new era in fashion—even though it began 40 years ago.