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Lena Dunham’s Memoir-ish ‘Not That Kind of Girl’

In her new book of personal essays, “Not That Kind of Girl,” Lena Dunham candidly describes the experience of making her way in the world. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/23/2014 12:43:00

Bookends: Should Writers Avoid Sentimentality?

Roland Barthes said, “It is no longer the sexual which is indecent, it is the sentimental.” Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison debate whether sentimentality is ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/23/2014 09:00:00

Books: Three Divergent Visions of Our Future Under Climate Change

Three books — one optimistic, one cataclysmic and one polemic — discuss what climate change might bring. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/22/2014 15:04:00

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Last Updated: 09/22/2014 14:54:00

Books of The Times: Bill Cosby, in Mark Whitaker’s New Biography

Mark Whitaker’s biography, “Cosby: His Life and Times,” recounts the comedian’s path from poverty to a vastly influential force on national television and in other ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/22/2014 14:50:00

ArtsBeat: Vintage to Release García Márquez E-Books

Nine of Gabriel García Márquez’s works will be released in digital-format English versions in October. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/22/2014 06:00:00

Books of The Times: Marlon James’s ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’

Marlon James’s “A Brief History of Seven Killings” describes decades of Jamaican history through the perspectives of a host of narrators, many speaking in patois. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/21/2014 16:51:00

Peter Thiel and David Graeber Debate Technology’s Future

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, debated barriers to technology with the anthropologist David Graeber at a forum in Manhattan. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/21/2014 16:22:00

William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’

William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/19/2014 16:12:00

Bookshelf: A Look at Our Love Affair With Air-Conditioning

New books trace the changes air-conditioning brought; politics and change in Newark; and idiosyncracies of the five boroughs of New York City. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/19/2014 15:19:00

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