George W. Bush paints PORTRAITS OF COURAGE, an art memoir by George W. Bush | Penguin Random House - A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans
"Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, a historical novel by George Saunders - “Saunders is the most humane American writer working today.”—Harper’s Magazine
THE MAGICIAN, a novel by Lev Grossman (Time magazine book critic) - Did you know? This New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world is now an original series on Syfy.
2 Fantasy Books | THE ERSTWHILE + THE VORRH, fiction by B. Catling - By Randy Gener The Erstwhile By BRIAN CATLING The Vorrh By BRIAN CATLING Penguin Random House  | 480 Pages + 512 Pages Fantasy | Historical Fiction | Literary Fiction READ AN EXCERPT BUY HERE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NEW YORK CITY |  Two fantasy books for your summer reading: The Erstwhile brings readers back… Read More
THE WORLD REMADE EXPECT GREAT THINGS: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau, by Kevin Dann - Other historians have skipped past or undervalued these aspects of Thoreau’s life. Not this one.
THE WORLD REMADE THE WORLD REMADE: AMERICA IN WORLD WAR I, a revisionist history by G.J. Meyer - This revisionist hsitory interweaves the many strands of his story into a gripping narrative that casts new light on one of the darkest, most forgotten corners of U.S. history.
Nixon RICHARD NIXON: THE LIFE, a biography by John A. Farrell - Defining portrait of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left us a darker age. We live today, John A. Farrell shows, in a world Richard Nixon made.
NO MAN’S LAND, a novel by Simon Tolkien (Penguin Random House) - “No Man’s Land is a page-turner, an opera, a costume drama to binge watch. Simon Tolkien knows how to keep a story moving, and he does it well.” — NPR
The Loyal Son by Daniel Mark Epstein THE LOYAL SON: THE WAR IN BEN FRANKLIN’S HOUSE, a biography by Daniel Mark Epstein - Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America’s founding fathers. This book concerns his complex and confounding relationship with his illegitimate son William.
Time for Spring Cleaning | CLEAN MY SPACE, apartment therapy by Melissa Maker - The book is filled with eco-conscious housekeeping tips and DIY-style aromatherapy recipes to cheer up both your home and headspace.
A SHORT STORY | “Letter from Kentucky” by J.D. Daniels - J. D. Daniels’s essays reveal a sharp, ironic intelligence and a keen sense of rhythm. His work has an exhilarating nimbleness, the ability to pivot or shift within a sentence and open up new territory.
Poetry Matters e.e. cummings POETRY MATTERS | A gentle poet gives a timely, passionate defense of the poetic. - Author Jay Parini argues that poetry offers a way to sanity and clarity, helping us to see ourselves and our world.
DISSENT VS. DIPLOMACY | Did the US exact revenge against Bulgarian-German writer Ilija Trojanov for his critique of America’s NSA surveillance powers? - Ilija Trojanov, a Bulgarian-German author, was on his way to a Denver conference of the German Studies Association, and had been issued an invitation to appear at the Goethe-Institut’s "New Literature From Europe" Festival in November. “Barring Mr. Trojanov, an outspoken critic of America’s controversial surveillance powers, from attending an academic conference in the United States will hardly calm the anxiety our colleagues around the world are feeling about America’s electronic spying,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American Center.
JOURNALS | Feminist art journal tackles Pussy Riot case, Occupy LA, Venice Biennale, post-dictatorship Argentinian women artists - n.paradoxa continues its mission to publish in-depth critical articles on contemporary women artists from around the world drawing on feminist theory in each volume.
"24 Gun Control Plays" (NoPassport Press) edited by Caridad Svich, Zac Kline NOPASSPORT BOOK | New play collection supports gun control, calls for action - The question of guns is a serious theatrical issue and not just a political one, because guns are frequently a crucial feature in drama. This play collection support gun control.
"Marco Anelli: Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramovic " “Marco Anelli: Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramovic” - After becoming an internet sensation, Marco Anelli's powerful portraits of sitters in the historic 2010 Marina Abramovic performance at the Museum of Modern Art, New York are now collected and available in their entirety in this volume
Portrait of "Virginia Woolf" by Roger Fry, 1912 A festival of her own: Cambridge celebrates Virginia Woolf novel “To the Lighthouse” with myriad events - CAMBRIDGE, U.K.:  To the Lighthouse has just come out of copyright. Fans of this enduringly popular novel by Virginia Woolf are being invited to come to Cambridge for two weeks this autumn to attend a series of Woolf-themed events that draw on this wonderful novel and its author. University of Cambridge’s Corpus College and Fitzwilliam Museum… Read More
Iran’s Fajr International Theatre Festival releases book of criticism - TEHRAN, IRAN:   The 29th edition of the Fajr International Theatre Festival has just wrapped up this past February, with the majority of the awards going to Iran, Germany, Italy and Estonia.  The international discussions continue though with the March publication of “About the Phenemenon of Theatre,” a book of critical essays and scholarly articles from this annual festival held in… Read More
Book Review: Actor Martin Moran comes to terms with abuse in “The Tricky Part” - THE TRICKY PART: A BOY’S STORY OF SEXUAL TRESPASS, A MAN’S JOURNEY TO FORGIVENESS. By Martin Moran, Anchor Books, New York City. 304 pp, $14 paper.   You can rage against the bastard. You can name the pervert’s name, unloading years of hurt and secrecy and disgust, and dredge up the feelings of righteous anger… Read More