May 10, 2017
Habitués of the Seamless-ad-plastered, device-laden streets of New York City will recognize the emotional dystopia created by the author Courtney Maum in her sweet and funny second novel, Touch (Putnam).
The Myth Makers
February 8, 2016
Jean Stein was still in high school when she began interviewing members of the rarified Hollywood society in which she, as the daughter of MCA founder Jules Stein, was raised.
City of Fallen Angels
October 13, 2015
A Victorian gentleman, when in pursuit of carnal pleasure, had recourse to something called a “sporting guide,” a private guidebook to a city’s houses of vice.
How Caren Pistorius Won the West
May 20, 2015
It isn’t until the tail end of Slow West, John Maclean’s visually arresting Western fable, that a woman really comes into her own.
The Mantra of Jeff Goldblum
March 4, 2014
It would be easy enough to summarize Jeff Goldblum’s over-40-year career by calling him the most quotable movie scientist in recent memory.
February 3, 2014
A smart, snappy collection, B.J. Novak’s One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Knopf) is full of unanticipated tenderness.
Sons of War
June 18, 2013
Eleven Days (Knopf), Lea Carpenter’s debut novel, begins on May 11, 2011, as a mother waits for news of her son, Jason, a Navy SEAL who went missing during an important mission