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matt-beynon-rees's picture
Feb.14.2010
My new Palestinian crime novel THE FOURTH ASSASSIN is one of five "This Week's Hot Reads" on The Daily Beast, which also happens to be the hot read of the web these days. The Beast writes of the book and its Brooklyn setting: "Rees paints a meticulous portrait of the post-9/11...
sam-barry's picture
Aug.01.2009
Normally I maintain strict control over the content of The Daily Sam, because, well, I have standards. However, today is the on-sale date for my new book, and I thought it would be ethical to have someone else write the review. Samantha Dreadnought is one of the most renowned—and feared—book...
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
May.26.2009
Book reviews all over the country have been bemoaning, and rightfully so, their dwindling pages. The New York Times is no different. "Dear New York Times" is a semi-regular feature focusing on some things that particular paper could do, in my opinion, to be more culturally relevant. Dear...
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Jan.13.2009
In the December 21 issue of the NYTBR there was a backpage essay by Henry Alford, "You Never Know What You'll Find in a Book," about the odd physical objects people find stored in books: strange correspondence, a lipstick-smeared napkin (the lipstick smear coming from actress Vanessa...
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Oct.28.2008
During my 11 years as an independent bookseller/buyer, the New York Times used to regularly drive my staff bonkers. Our Westport customers were the sort that expected us to be able to tell them how well a book was reviewed in the daily and Sunday editions, so they could then decide if a book was...
delia-cabe's picture
Oct.02.2008
Here's a wonderful essay that appeared in The New York Times Book Review, September 28, 2008, which celebrates a great editor:  "What My Copy Editor Taught Me." Dorothy Gallagher writes, "I wasn't a total fool, and I caught on: what Helene offered was vital to anyone who cared about...