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ArtsBeat: Giving Another Debut Author the Colbert Bump

Stephen Colbert, whose endorsement of the Hachette author Edan Lepucki, helped sales of her book “California,” has now singled out “Sweetness #9,” by Stephan Eirik ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/22/2014 11:59:00

Books of The Times: Catherine Lacey’s ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’

In Catherine Lacey’s novel “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” a woman abruptly flees her life in New York and flies to New Zealand, where she has ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/22/2014 10:57:00

Bookends: When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon?

Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss whether there is an appropriate amount of time to wait before turning national tragedy or trauma into art. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/22/2014 09:00:00

Thomas Berger, ‘Little Big Man’ Author, Is Dead at 89

Mr. Berger was known as the author of “Little Big Man” and books that explored the American West, but his body of work was broader ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/21/2014 17:35:00

Books of The Times: ‘Do Not Sell at Any Price’ and ‘Dust & Grooves’

“Do Not Sell at Any Price,” by Amanda Petrusich, and “Dust & Grooves,” by Eilon Paz, look at people who are obsessive about collecting old ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/21/2014 16:33:00

Books: 'Proof' Drinks in the Science of Alcohol

A study of alcohol — its manufacture and consumption — highlights its reliance on good chemistry and the magical process of fermentation that turns sugars ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/21/2014 16:15:00

Room for Debate: Does Poetry Matter?

Sunday's New York Times Book Review featured several new collections of poems. But does poetry matter? Is it relevant? ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/21/2014 11:21:00

ArtsBeat: The Baffler Puts Its Archive Online

The acerbic left-wing magazine has made all of its 25 back issues available online for the first time. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/20/2014 23:01:00

Curt Gentry, 83, Co-Author of ‘Helter Skelter,’ Dies

Mr. Gentry’s books ranged from the Manson murders to J. Edgar Hoover to the madams of San Francisco. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/20/2014 19:37:00

Books of The Times: ‘Lucky Us’ by Amy Bloom, a Tale of the 1940s

In “Lucky Us,” the novelist Amy Bloom describes the improvised passage through the 1940s by two half sisters, their father and loves. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/20/2014 16:50:00

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