Carry on: What Adam Conover Can’t Travel Without Carry on: What Adam Conover Can’t Travel Without

The comedian from “Adam Ruins Everything” always takes along drawing materials, a fidget spinner and a Nintendo switch to make a cross-country flight go faster.

yesterday, 11:00
Nonfiction: Can a Self-Help Book a Month Yield a Year’s Worth of Life Changes? Nonfiction: Can a Self-Help Book a Month Yield a Year’s Worth of Life Changes?

In “Help Me!,” the British journalist Marianne Power tackles some of the classics of the genre, aiming to become happier, healthier and maybe even solvent.

yesterday, 11:00
Nonfiction: Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle Nonfiction: Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle

Edith Hall’s “Aristotle’s Way” sees in the ancient philosopher’s ethics a profound guide for living.

yesterday, 11:00
All Together Now? by Mike Carter review – taking the pulse of modern Britain All Together Now? by Mike Carter review – taking the pulse of modern Britain

Following the route, decades later, of an anti-Thatcher march, a journalist asks what became of the country his father struggled to changeIt’s not up there with Peterloo, Jarrow or Orgreave, but the People’s March for Jobs in 1981 – when 300 men and women walked from Liverpool to London in protest against Margaret Thatcher’s government – was nonetheless a key moment in working-class...

yesterday, 10:00
Acclaimed German novel banned by Nazis gets first English translation Acclaimed German novel banned by Nazis gets first English translation

Friedo Lampe’s At the Edge of Night was condemned in 1933 for its homoerotic story but has won growing renown for its magical realismA novel banned by the Nazis in the 1930s for its homoerotic content is to appear in English for the first time next month.At the Edge of Night, by Friedo Lampe, was first published in 1933. Set on a September evening on the waterfront of a German city, it is seen...

yesterday, 8:00
'An extraordinary American story' - behind an eye-opening James Baldwin exhibition 'An extraordinary American story' - behind an eye-opening James Baldwin exhibition

The life of the famed author is celebrated in a new exhibition curated by writer and theatre critic Hilton Als, who speaks about Baldwin’s significance todayJames Baldwin was always photogenic, but nobody captured him quite like Richard Avedon.The American fashion and portrait photographer took a stunning shot of the author in 1945, staring innocently into the lens, as if it were a photo booth....

yesterday, 8:00
Russell Baker, Pulitzer-Winning Times Columnist and Humorist, Dies at 93 Russell Baker, Pulitzer-Winning Times Columnist and Humorist, Dies at 93

Mr. Baker, a backwoods-born Virginian who became one of America’s most celebrated writers, spent decades at The New York Times and hosted “Masterpiece Theater” for years.

yesterday, 4:36
Jane Austen? Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity Jane Austen? Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity

Personal ‘history’ believed to have been written by the novelist’s grand-niece is ‘absolutely emphatic about the fact it’s a portrait’ of the novelistAn overlooked note that may have been written by Jane Austen’s great-niece Fanny Caroline Lefroy could put an end to the long-running question mark over an oil painting its owners believe is a depiction of the novelist as a teenager...

yesterday, 13:44
Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman

Novelist Rebecca Kauffman chooses work by authors from Ann Patchett to Zadie Smith resounding with music and musiciansMusic can reach us, surprise us, and offer a story of its own in the most unexpected places. The ways in which writers employ music vary immensely, from an entire work chronicling the life of a virtuoso to a single song serving as strategic backdrop to a scene. They may use works...

yesterday, 14:30
Guillermo del Toro leads drive to save horror bookshop Dark Delicacies Guillermo del Toro leads drive to save horror bookshop Dark Delicacies

Pan’s Labyrinth director joins Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow and other readers in crowdfunding rescue of ‘amazing quarter-century institution’A horror bookshop in California has been saved from closure after a host of high-profile fans including Neil Gaiman, Guillermo del Toro and Cory Doctorow offered their support.Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California, has been running since 1994, but...

yesterday, 15:18