Published in 1989, “The Remains of the Day” won the Man Booker Prize and was adapted into the 1993 film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. It’s the story of a butler, Stevens, at an English country estate, and begins in the comedic vein of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories and ends somewhere quite different.
“The ‘new style’ of Irish cooking incorporates a lot of outside influences, such as Asian and Thai, as well as all sorts of ingredients from continental Europe.”
Bruce Springsteen will publish an autobiography in September that he promises will show readers how his personal struggles inspired his music, including his classic 1975 hit “Born to Run.”
Stephen King’s most terrifying invention may be something much closer to home — a coarse, unstable demagogue who enters the political arena seemingly out of nowhere, rides a wave of populism to an unlikely White House victory, and raging with messianic self-regard incites a nuclear apocalypse. Sound at all familiar?
Among its many myths, Wall Street would have you believe that you are better off being “advised” by stockbrokers who will put their own interests ahead of yours. I seek to offer a glossary of what lies beneath such mendacity.
The iconic Republican president’s daughter is just as liberal and engaged as ever in the questions of the day. Ages ago, she was known for being a sharp critic of her father, a breach that has since healed.
Every year about this time I write a column of mini-reviews of wine and spirits books as suggestions for holiday giving. I’ve come across some good ones this year. So let’s get right to it.
‘Notorious RBG’ is a delightful and elegantly designed visual guide to the cultural impact one determined warrior for social justice can have when she becomes the stuff memes are made of.
David Cay Johnston reviews Donald Trump’s latest release, which is less a book than it is “a jumble of contradictions and thoughts that have not yet reached the half-baked stage.”
Dick Cheney’s new book deserves to be dismissed and ignored, except that to ignore it is to let the subversive ideas therein go unchallenged. They are an affront to our history, to our values, to our culture, and must be fought.
‘The End of the Tour’ is all about our relationship to image, both in the story it tells, of a writer at the very moment he became an icon, and also in the way it tells that story.
Jimmy Carter lets us down. Not with his new book — a warm and detailed memoir — but with his response to the question “Does the arc of history bend toward justice?”
There is something irresistible about that point where art and crime intersect: the money, the egos, the jet-set country club types — not to mention all the talk about provenance and brush strokes and craquelure.
It would be a mistake to read Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman as a sequel to her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird. There are many points of divergence or overlap between the novels, which are related in a complicated way.
Calling Dickens’ authorial claim “the greatest literary hoax in history,” Jarvis weaves a staggering amount of research into a gripping, fictionalized presentation of his emphatically non-fictional argument: Dickens stole both the concept as well as various scenes and characters in Pickwick.
The timing couldn’t be more appropriate: Last week, barely five days after Dylann Storm Roof allegedly killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Justice Department’s The Ferguson Report, first made public in March, came out in book form.
To negotiate the verbal minefield of misdirection, euphemism, and flat-out falsehoods, we now have the definitive concordance of the language of spin.