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.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
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.