Back in the 1970’s, Neal Pollack was living with Robert Mapplethorpe, Joey Ramone, Patti Smith and Lou Reed at the Chelsea Hotel. He remembers the old days fondly, though his memory tends to get a bit fuzzy with the details.
Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede are trying to bring hope, education and resources to Africa’s biggest slum. ‘It’s powerful to share a dream together,’ she says.47
Dennis Ross has served as a Middle East negotiator for four presidential administrations. His memoir follows the rollercoaster of American attitudes towards Israel.210
Geraldine Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The March” and “People of the Book.” But does her retelling of the story of David strike a chord with our critic. Julia M. Klein sings the book’s praises…and its shortcomings.
Garth Risk Hallberg’s debut novel starts on New Year’s Eve 1976 and ends on the July 13, 1977 New York City blackout. But is it worth the 944-page trek to get from Point A to Point B?
In May, 2015, we wondered if author Paul Beatty was the new Philip Roth. Now we know he’s not — Roth never won the Booker Prize. Beatty just became the first American to win it.
Janice Ross’s book, “Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia,” chronicles the choreographer’s fight against anti-Semitism and the backlash to his dance pieces.
A finalist for this year’s Goncourt Prize, author and psychoanalyst Tobie Nathan reflects on his career and his family’s expulsion from Egypt.
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