May 23, 2019

The life and art of Vivien Leigh

Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh by Alan Strachan, I.B. Tauris, US $27.00, Pp 376, February 2019, ISBN 978-1788312080 Vivien Leigh was surely one of the […]
May 22, 2019

How Unitarianism shaped the Adamses — and the United States

Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family by Sara Georgini, Oxford University Press, US $34.95, Pp 284, February 2019, ISBN 978-0190882587 President John Adams once […]
May 20, 2019

Scrumptious and mouth-watering

Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family by Priya Krishna, Mackenzie Kelley (Photographer), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $28.00, Pp 256, April 2019, ISBN 978-1328482471 Vegetables […]
May 17, 2019

How the digital distribution of television is changing the digital landscape

Netflix Nations: The Geography of Digital Distribution by Ramon Lobato, New York University Press, US $25.00, Pp 240, January 2019, ISBN 978-1479804948 We have already covered a lot […]
May 15, 2019

Why Americans live sicker and die earlier than people in rich counties

Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandro Galea, Oxford University Press, US $24.95, Pp 304, May 2019, ISBN 978-0190916831 Most Americans […]
May 15, 2019

Turning your house into a dream house  

Restoration House: Creating a Space That Gives Life and Connection… by Kennesha Buycks, Zondervan, US $24.99, Pp 226, April 2019, ISBN 978-0310092063 For most people, their dream […]
May 13, 2019

Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg, Scribner, US $28.00, Pp 328, April 2019, ISBN 978-1501197840 Set in the 1950s through 1970s, Feast Your Eyes is the story of […]
May 13, 2019

Jack the Ripper represents our misogynist culture

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $27.00, Pp 352, April 2019, ISBN 978-1328663818 […]
May 9, 2019

How AI is changing our civilization

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity by Amy Webb, PublicAffairs, US $27.00, Pp 324, March 2019, ISBN 978-1541773752 You […]
May 1, 2019

Imagining the future of Asia through the prism of water

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s history by Sunil Amrith, Basic Books, US $35.00, Pp 416, December 2018, ISBN 978-0465097722 Rains, rivers, and […]
April 30, 2019

Unputdownable thrillers and mystery novels

The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton, Minotaur Books, US $26.00, Pp 320, April 2019 ISBN 978-1250127815 They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall, Forge Books, US $26.99, Pp […]
April 29, 2019

“Faith is the path out of every obstacle and impossibility”

Unexpected: Leave Fear Behind, Move Forward in Faith, Embrace the Adventure by Christine Caine, Zondervan, US $22.95, Pp 240, August 2018, ISBN 978-0310351245 We live in a […]
April 29, 2019

When a dog changes your life — for the better

Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of… by Dave Barry, Simon & Schuster, US $26.00, Pp 226, April 2019, ISBN 978-1501161155 If you are reading this article, it […]
April 26, 2019

Understanding the mysteries of our universe

Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe by Steven Strogatz, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US$28.00, Pp 384, April 2019, ISBN 978-1328879981 Most of us dread mathematics […]
April 26, 2019

Fabulous novels for this spring

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad, Grove Press, US $27.00, Pp 564, April 2019, ISBN 978-0802129437 The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie, Orbit, US $26.00, Pp 432, February 2019, ISBN […]