A Word In Edgewise: A Winter Getaway When You Can’t Get Away

There are those who thrill to ice and chill—exploring ice caves on Lake Superior—and others yearning to immerse themselves in Caribbean warmth. The getters-away are further divided into those with the means to do so, […]

A Word In Edgewise: Noël, Noël

Parlous times may evoke the tragic, as in the Guthrie’s recent, wrenching Watch on the Rhine, or, as currently bookended by Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, the darkly comic. Both opened in London in 1941, as the Blitz […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Books

1. The Making of Three Gardens Sánchez, as principle partner of SMI Landscape Architecture, known for its estate master-planning and work with private clients, here showcases in meticulous detail three private gardens in Florida and […]

Books: 585

Sory Sanlé Volta Photo 1965-85 Sory Sanlé Morton Hill $29.95 The Burkino Faso photographer opened his portrait studio, Volta Photo, in 1960, and Sory Sanlé soon became known throughout the city. Sanlé, working in black and […]

Books: 581

Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries Andy Cohen St. Martin’s Griffin $16.99 Summer reading at its pinnacle: more escapades and hijinks of uber-celebrity Cohen with pal Anderson Cooper, canine sibling Wacha, throngs of […]

Books: 577

The Last Place You Look Kristen Lepionka Minotaur $25.99 Lepionka’s debut introduces private investigator Roxane Weary; she drinks too much, cracks wise (but not over), and mourns the recent death her officer father, one of […]

Books: 575

The Sacred Era Yoshio Aramaki University of Minnesota Press $22.95 A tale that includes a past history of a parched and barren Earth might seem an obvious trope for today, but the author of The […]

Books: 573

Amatka Karin Tidbeck Vintage Books Original $15.95 Swedish author Tidbeck has created a not-too-unbelievable, yet fantastic, dystopian novel, beginning simply before spiraling down into darkness. Vanja, an “information assistant” from Essere, is sent to Amatka, […]

Books: 571

Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly William Morrow $15.99 Before electronic computers, human computers (usually mathematically gifted women with slide-rules, pencils, and paper) crunched the numbers and ran the equations that made America’s airpower — then […]

Books: 568

Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge, Michel Foucault University of Minnesota Press $35 Collected here are 94 lettres de cachet (letters of arrest) sent by the parents of disorderly children, by the […]

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