The Power of Silence, Social Gospel, Environmentalism, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, May 15, 2015


This season offers an immense variety of experiences in spirituality, which range in gravity and quality. There are also memoirs and calls to action, for readers of various persuasions.

Video Reviews | November 15, 2012


Reviews of Toxic Tears, The Innkeepers, and As a Young Girl of Thirteen, plus a full list of video reviews in the Nov. 15 issue.

Video Reviews | November 1, 2012

swan lake

Reviews of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, The City Dark, and Too Big To Fail, plus a full list of video reviews from the Nov. 1 issue.

Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Inspiration, Recipes, and Advice from Henry Cloud, Daphne Oz, and Others


Blum, Susan with Michele Bender. The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease. Scribner. Apr. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9781451694970. $27.99; eISBN 9781451695007. HEALTH An assistant clinical professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Blum herself suffered from an autoimmune condition, increasingly common owing […]

Viewing the Environment: Green Documentaries | Collection Development


Scientific evidence is essential to discovering, monitoring, and mitigating the pervasive human impact on the environment, so scientists in relevant fields appear on-screen frequently, making sense of diverse situations and complex topics. A good environmental video collection can support critical thinking about mainstream ad campaigns, global warming denial, or greenwashing (positive PR spin that is not necessarily justified; think “whitewashing”).

Nonfiction Previews, March 2012, Pt. 2: From Allman to American Art to AIDS


Nonfiction Previews, March 2012, Pt. 2: From Allman to American Art to AIDS