NY Times Books

Books of The Times: Review: Evan Thomas’s ‘Being Nixon: A Man Divided,’ a Glossy Biography

July 1, 2015 - 3:16pm
Mr. Thomas compresses a sprawling life that encompassed great triumphs, acute internal contradictions and public shaming on a grand scale.









ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

July 1, 2015 - 9:13am
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.









William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’

July 1, 2015 - 2:00am
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.









‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

July 1, 2015 - 2:00am
An ode to the wonder of air travel, from the cockpit of a 747.









Ben Wattenberg, Neoconservative Author and PBS Host, Is Dead at 81

June 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
Mr. Wattenberg was a self-professed neoconservative and PBS commentator who was wary of a Democratic move to the left.









Theodore Weesner, Author of ‘The Car Thief,’ Dies at 79

June 30, 2015 - 5:09pm
Mr. Weesner, whose celebrated first novel was inspired in part by his wayward youth, earned plaudits for his patient, realistic narratives and humanely considered characters.









ArtsBeat: Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay

June 30, 2015 - 11:21am
The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.









Books of The Times: Review: Sarah Hepola’s ‘Blackout,’ on the Darkness That Took Over Her Life

June 30, 2015 - 8:11am
This new memoir by Ms. Hepola, an editor at Salon, explores the causes and consequences of her addiction to alcohol, especially beer.









Stephen King Releases Exclusive Audiobook ‘Drunken Fireworks’

June 30, 2015 - 7:46am
The short story, to be included in a collection titled “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,” is available months in advance only as an audiobook.









Bookends: Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?

June 30, 2015 - 5:00am
Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison discuss whether categorical descriptions are as stable or as useful as they used to be.









‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,’ by Kristen Green

June 30, 2015 - 2:00am
After Prince Edward County closed its public schools, black children had no access to education.









Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Quartet,’ by Joseph Ellis, Details the Constitution’s Gang of Four

June 29, 2015 - 1:09pm
A history describes how Washington, Madison, Hamilton and Jay led the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia into producing a document for nation-building.









ArtsBeat: Rodgers and Hammerstein Biography on the Way

June 29, 2015 - 1:01pm
A biography of the musical writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein is scheduled to be published in 2018.









‘By the People’ and ‘Wages of Rebellion’

June 29, 2015 - 2:00am
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.









‘The Full Catastrophe,’ by James Angelos

June 29, 2015 - 2:00am
As the debt crisis drags on, Greece grapples with austerity.