FROM Pamela Paul
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.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.