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A Dylan Thomas Centennial in New York

October 24, 2014 - 7:10pm
The 92nd Street Y is marking the centennial of Dylan Thomas’s birth with an exhibition and a revival of his 1953 radio play “Under Milk Wood” this weekend.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

October 24, 2014 - 2:28pm
Mr. Risen discusses his new book about the war on terror, and Lucy Worsley talks about “The Art of the English Murder.”






ArtsBeat: Changing the Debate: Katha Pollitt Talks About ‘Pro’

October 24, 2014 - 1:25pm
Ms. Pollitt discusses her new book about the pro-choice side’s tactics in the abortion debate.






Art and Outrage

October 24, 2014 - 11:02am
New books that circumvent established norms and smash accepted verities to smithereens.

Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

October 24, 2014 - 8:58am
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”






Critic's Take: Art of Darkness

October 24, 2014 - 8:45am
Must the revolutionary artist ignore the basic laws of decency that govern our world in order to transform that world?

‘The Immortal Evening,’ by Stanley Plumly

October 24, 2014 - 8:44am
Keats, Wordsworth and Lamb attend a famous dinner party.

‘The Poet and the Vampyre,’ by Andrew McConnell Stott

October 24, 2014 - 8:44am
An 1816 “ghost story” contest had lasting literary consequences.

Jean Thompson’s ‘The Witch: And Other Tales Re-told’

October 24, 2014 - 8:43am
Folk and fairy tales are loosely reimagined and rendered with scrupulous realism.

‘Ghosts: A Natural History,’ by Roger Clarke

October 24, 2014 - 8:43am
A 500-year history of apparitions, poltergeists, séances and our longing to believe in the paranormal.

Edward St. Aubyn’s ‘On the Edge’

October 24, 2014 - 8:43am
In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, a large cast of seekers cross paths at Esalen.

The Shortlist: Chuck Palahniuk's 'Beautiful You,' and More

October 24, 2014 - 8:25am
New books by Chuck Palahniuk, Merritt Tierce, David Ohle and Fred Venturini.

Open Book: Spooky Suggestions

October 24, 2014 - 8:11am
Four reviewers share their memories of reading creepy books.

Horror Novels: Reviews of Anne Rice's 'Prince Lestat,' and More

October 24, 2014 - 8:09am
Reviews of Anne Rice’s “Prince Lestat” and several novels about middle-class domestic anxiety.

Nordic Noir: New Books by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and More

October 24, 2014 - 8:08am
New mysteries by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and more.

Science Fiction and Fantasy: Robert Jackson Bennett’s 'City of Stairs,' and More

October 24, 2014 - 8:07am
New books by Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall and more.

Thrillers: Tawni O’Dell’s 'One of Us,' and More

October 24, 2014 - 8:07am
New thrillers include Tawni O’Dell’s “One of Us,” Sergey Kuznetsov’s “Butterfly Skin” and more.

Inside the List

October 24, 2014 - 8:06am
Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” No. 10 in hardcover fiction, is the ninth consecutive winner of the Man Booker Prize to make our list.

Lucy Worsley’s ‘Art of the English Murder’

October 24, 2014 - 8:04am
Lucy Worsley examines the creation of British crime fiction and the growing fascination with foul play.

Editors’ Choice

October 24, 2014 - 7:59am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.