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ArtsBeat: Snowed In? Here’s What to Watch, Read or Listen To

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:55am
Streaming TV, movies, music and books to help you through a winter storm.

Bookends: Is Being a Writer a Job or a Calling?

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:00am
Benjamin Moser and Dana Stevens discuss whether being a writer is just a job or a loftier ambition.

ArtsBeat: Strong Sales for ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:19pm
John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role he created in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” sparking strong sales. “Honeymoon in Vegas” saw modest sales after strong reviews.

The New York Times Book Review: Back Issues

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:32pm
Complete contents of the Book Review since 1997.

‘Modernity Britain: 1957-1962,’ by David Kynaston

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:06am
David Kynaston’s multivolume history of postwar Britain continues in this tapestry of political, socioeconomic and cultural change.

Open Book: Immersive History

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:06am
David Kynaston’s method of recapturing Britain’s past includes quoting from the diaries and letters of average citizens.

The Shortlist: ‘The Greatest Knight,’ by Thomas Asbridge, and More

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:05am
New books about the Plantagenets and the Tudors, Thomas Cromwell and more.

Esther Freud’s ‘Mr. Mac and Me’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:05am
In Esther Freud’s novel, an artistic boy befriends the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914.

Ben Metcalf’s ‘Against the Country’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:04am
Ben Metcalf’s novel, set in Virginia, takes issue with the American idealization of the back-to-the-land life.

‘The Season of Migration,’ by Nellie Hermann

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:39am
A novel of van Gogh’s anguished time in Belgium.

‘Van Gogh,’ by Julian Bell

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:39am
Julian Bell looks at van Gogh’s brief, explosively creative life.

‘Offcomer,’ by Jo Baker

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:38am
The protagonist of Jo Baker’s first novel is an Oxford graduate working at a Belfast pub.

Casey Walker’s ‘Last Days in Shanghai’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:37am
In this first novel, a young congressional aide navigates a minefield of graft and corruption in present-day China.

Critic's Take: Somebody’s Watching Us

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:37am
Today, Richard Hofstadter, who wrote “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” might target not just right-wing radio hosts but also the aggrieved left.

‘When Books Went to War,’ by Molly Guptill Manning

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
In World War II, books helped lift the spirits of the troops.

‘The Match Girl and the Heiress,’ by Seth Koven

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
A story of activists and unlikely soulmates in Victorian London.

‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary,’ by Anita Anand

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
The life of a suffragist daughter of an exiled maharajah.

‘There Was and There Was Not,’ by Meline Toumani

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:32am
An Armenian-American moves to Turkey to investigate a history of tense relations.

‘Once Upon a Time,’ by Marina Warner

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:32am
Marina Warner explores the history and enduring power of fairy tales.

‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:31am
Mourning her father’s death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan’s great Buddhist temples.