With growing competition from online review services, Lonely Planet and other makers of travel books are experimenting—for better and worse.
One about Berkeley, two about China, one more on the art and science of "information farming," and all worth checking out
Stalin thought so. So, apparently, did the CIA, according to a new account of how the U.S. secretly distributed Doctor Zhivago in the Soviet Union.
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"Surrealism runs through the streets," the Colombian author, who died today at age 87, told The Atlantic in 1973. "Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America."
The publishing industry is in terrible trouble, as we all know. But more high-quality work keeps getting published than anyone could possibly read. A few suggestions for today
Foreigners on the loose, available in an Ask Me Anything session.
What does China want? What is all this growth for? An approximation of the answer.
Family news on the book front.
British English, American English, Noah Webster English, or 'New Yorker' English? Let's just pick one and stick with it.
Timely reading on three important Topics In The News.
How we looked, before and after a memorable flight
Must-read books about belief, myth, the origins of the world's religions, and why God might not be so great after all
Had enough Swedish crime fiction? Here's a good alternative.