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.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
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.