New York Times book reviews

Insider Podcasts: How Does the Book Review Treat Books by Authors From the Times? Carefully

June 24, 2016 - 8:24am
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks about the measures she takes to ensure objectivity in reviews of works by authors who work for The Times.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now?

June 24, 2016 - 8:22am
Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

June 24, 2016 - 7:32am
Walter Mosley’s mellow private eye, Easy Rawlins, is back in “Charcoal Joe.”
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Nonfiction: Why the War on Terror May Never End

June 24, 2016 - 7:20am
How the war on terror fuels its own continuance.
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Open Book: Populism’s Origin Story

June 24, 2016 - 7:19am
A look back at books that have attempted to tell the story of populism in the United States.
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Nonfiction: Why Are Whites So Angry?

June 24, 2016 - 7:16am
A history of white resentment of blacks since the Civil War.
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Nonfiction: Finance Is the Master Technology — and It’s Funded the World

June 24, 2016 - 7:16am
An economist argues that civilization’s rise hangs on the power of finance.
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Inside the List

June 24, 2016 - 6:58am
Bobby Brown’s memoir, at No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. And dance moves: “Break dancing, pop locking — man, I was unbelievable.”
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Editors’ Choice

June 24, 2016 - 6:57am
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

June 24, 2016 - 6:57am
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

June 24, 2016 - 6:57am
Readers respond to a recent review of Paul Tough’s “Helping Children Succeed” and more.
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Fiction: In a New Novel, a Secular Muslim American Rejects the Burden of Labels

June 24, 2016 - 6:56am
A novel explores questions vital to our national discourse around Islam.
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The Shortlist: First Novels

June 24, 2016 - 6:50am
New books by Elizabeth J. Church, Tracy Barone, Tracy Farr and Miroslav Penkov.
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Nonfiction: Calvin Trillin Looks Back on 50 Years Covering Black Life in America

June 24, 2016 - 6:48am
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
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Nonfiction: A Look at America’s Long and Troubled History of White Poverty

June 24, 2016 - 6:46am
The history of white poverty in America takes in race and class, stereotype and exploitation.
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By the Book: Annie Proulx: By the Book

June 23, 2016 - 3:00am
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
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Children’s Books: ‘Birdsong,’ by James Sturm

June 22, 2016 - 7:31am
A wordless picture book about two naughty children is inspired by the Japanese “paper theater” tradition.
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Bookends: Is the Idea of ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ a Sign of Social Privilege?

June 22, 2016 - 6:52am
Pankaj Mishra and Rivka Galchen discuss who gets to make art for art’s sake.
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Nonfiction: Opening the Door to a Conservative Court

June 22, 2016 - 1:30am
Under Warren Burger’s leadership, the Supreme Court halted the rights revolution of the 1960s.
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