March 20, 2019

Performing from muscle memory

     Wedding Storyteller, Volume 2: Wedding Case Studies and Workflow by Roberto Valenzuela, Rocky Nook, US $49.95, Pp 414,      March 2019, ISBN 978-1681983547 Weddings are […]
March 20, 2019

Slimmer and healthier

Bare: A 7-Week Program to Transform Your Body, Get More Energy, Feel Amazing, and Become the Bravest, Most Unstoppable Version of You by Susan Hyatt, BenBella Books, US […]
March 18, 2019

The Vatican — the largest gay community in the world

In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by Frederic Martel, Shaun Whiteside (Translator), Bloomsbury Continuum, US $ 30.00, Pp 556, February 2019, ISBN 978-1472966148 The Catholic priests […]
February 27, 2019

A recipe for living happily

Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You by Lisa Leonard, Zondervan, US $22.99, Pp 254, January 2019, ISBN 978-0310352303 When Lisa Leonard said her marriage […]
February 21, 2019

Indians who died defending Western democracy

Army of Empire: The Untold Story of the Indian Army in World War I by George Morton-Jack, Basic Books, US $40.00 Pp 582, December 2018 ISBN 978-0465094042 […]
February 21, 2019

Difficult-to-put-down novels

The Cassandra by Sharma Shields, Henry Holt and Co., US $28.00, Pp 280, February 2019, ISBN 978-1250197412 Willa & Hesper by Amy Feltman, Grand Central Publishing, US $26.00, Pp […]
February 20, 2019

The remarkable story of destroyer-class warships

Tin Cans and Greyhounds: The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars by Clint Johnson, Regnery History, US$29.99, Pp 416, February 2019, ISBN 978-1621576471 One of the weapons that […]
February 19, 2019

Rediscovering the great 16th-century Netherlandish painter

Bruegel: The Master by Elke Oberthaler, Sabine Pènot, Manfred Sellink, Ron Spronk, and Alice Hoppe-Harnoncourt, Thames & Hudson, US $60.00, Pp 304, December 2018, ISBN 978-0500239841 Four hundred and fifty […]
February 18, 2019

Media in the age of Trump

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts by Jill Abramson, Simon & Schuster, US $30.00, Pp 534, February 2019, ISBN 978-1501123207 Mainstream media in […]
February 14, 2019

How the electric guitar was born

  The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll by Ian S. Port, Scribner, US 28.00,   Pp 352, […]
February 12, 2019

Must-read novels for this winter

Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley, Harper, US $26.99, Pp 272, January 2019 ISBN 978-0062476692 The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib, St. Martin’s Press, US $27.99, […]
February 12, 2019

Trump’s victory was a throbbing middle finger in the face of America’s ruling class

Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution by Tucker Carlson, Free Press/Simon & Schuster, US $28.00, Pp 304, October […]
February 7, 2019

Are we living in late capitalism?

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties by Paul Collier, Harper, US $29.99, Pp 248, December 2018, ISBN 978-0062748652 Every time capitalism faces a serious crisis, […]
February 7, 2019

Must-read thrillers and crime novels for this winter

Scrublands by Chris Hammer, Atria Books, US $26.99, Pp 384, January 2019, ISBN 978-1501196744 Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken, Ecco, US $27.99, Pp 372, February 2019, ISBN 978-0062862853 The Stranger […]
February 6, 2019

The untold story of the United States

Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America by Brian F. Haara, University of Nebraska Press, US $28.95, Pp 184, November 2018, ISBN 978-1640120853 Most of us have […]