Category : Week

NYT / Week - 1 day ago

Stuff Your ‘Rules’

She had been trying to pass on her philosophies about dating for years, and to sum up her rules, they were this: Don’t. Don’t look at a man. Don’t acquiesce to him. Don’t let him touch you. (She would not have considered a world in which a woman touc...

NYT / Week - 1 day ago

Nonfiction: The First Presidential Impeachment

The reign of racist terror hardly troubled Johnson, for he was to his very bones a vicious racist. “This is a country for white men,” Johnson had been heard to say, “and by God, as long as I am president it shall be a government for white men.” He sc...

NYT / Week - 1 day ago

Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103

Like “War and Peace,” whose sweep and ambition served as a model, “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” jumped back and forth from the battlefield to the home front. Historic events and domestic life intersected in the experiences of one Ameri...

NYT / Week - 1 day ago

Knopf Fires High-Profile Editor Over Policy Breach

Alfred A. Knopf has fired a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy in what it called a breach of company policy.On Friday, a spokesman for the New York-based publisher confirmed that t...

NYT / Week - 2 days ago

Nonfiction: Singing the Praises of ‘Big Business’

Some of his defense of business is more nuanced and less certain than his positive headline message suggests. He devotes a chapter to refuting accusations that Big Tech companies are evil, only to confess to worrying about the threat they pose to per...

NYT / Week - 2 days ago

Nonfiction: What to Do When You’re a Country in Crisis

Then the generalizations: hoo boy. At one point during World War II, Diamond says, the people of Finland, facing Soviet bellicosity, “were unanimous in refusing to compromise further.” A whole nation, unanimous! We learn of another instance of 100 pe...

NYT / Week - 2 days ago

New in Paperback: ‘Florida,’ ‘Robin’

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.FLORIDA, by Lauren Groff. (Riverhead, $16.) Groff, the author of “Fates and Furies,” is a master storyteller, and the 11 stories in her new collection dive into darker sides of the titular state: Panthers, tr...