FROM Pamela Paul
NYT best books of the year The New York Times has put out its picks for the 10 best books of 2017. They range from a dystopian novel in which women have developed the ability to release lethal electrical jolts from their fingertips, making them the dominant gender to a science book about how sexual selection shapes our world.
Summer Books Summer is finally here. It is, after all, 8 million degrees out. Perfect weather to stay inside and read a book. Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review has a great list of beach books and more. Photo Photo: Anne Adrian 1. Noah Hawley, “ Before the Fall ” 2. Emma Cline,” The Girls ” 3. Cathleen Schine, “ They May Not Mean To, But They Do: A Novel " 4. Susan Faludi, “ In the Darkroom ” 5. Hisham Matar, " The Return " 6. Yaa Gyasi, " Homegoing " 7. Siddhartha Mukherjee, “ The Gene ” 8. Charles Foster, " Being a Beast "
Essential Summer Reading Summer officially began this week. So with all that extra daylight - why not stay inside and read a book? Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, offers her picks for the best reads of summer. Photo: Ed Yourdon
Spring and Summer Books Some of the biggest names in literature are dropping new releases in the coming months: Toni Morrison, Milan Kundera and even Harper Lee with a prequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” But, there are some pretty amazing opening acts you should check out as well. We take a look at the latest great reads and the books you should keep an eye out for this spring and summer.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.