Spanish On-Screen | Spanish-Language Media: Collection Development, May 1, 2015


In homes where Spanish is the predominant language spoken, movies on-disc are still a popular item. These 33 releases, plus apps and a list of vendors, will go a long way to helping Spanish-speaking viewers “see” what libraries have to offer.

Barsanti on Film, Liebman on Health & Fitness, U.S. Birth & Death Rates | Reference Reviews


­Liebman’s no-nonsense title goes back to the basics, educating users on how to do specific exercises; Vital Statistics of the United States is a core title that is ideal for ready-reference collections.

Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Realism | Pop Culture Advisory


Novels, films, and television shows that demonstrate magical realism

Pop Culture Advisory: Cloning

In honor of Dolly, the cloned sheep, LJ looks at clones in fiction.

Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | June 1, 2013


Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases of note.

Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: Ten Books for Foodies and Six Star Memoirs; A Bibliographic Listing


Cookbooks, Food Memoirs, and Eating Advice from Chopra Choi, Roy & others. L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food. Anthony Bourdain Bks/Ecco: HarperCollins. Nov. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780062202635. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062202642. COOKERY.MEMOIR Chopra, Deepak. What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul. Harmony, dist. […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | April 1, 2013


Reviews of One Place, Jonathan Goldberg’s Strangers on a Train, and Elizabeth Winder’s Pain, Parties, Work, plus full list of arts and humanities reviews from the Apr. 1 issue.

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 4: Capturing the Kommandant of Auschwitz and Playing Chopin During the Revolution


Bacon, John U. Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. S. & S. Sept. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9781476706436. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476706443. SPORTS College football is currently beset with scandal and sanctions, so one can be forgiven for expecting this report from Bacon to be a downer. And, indeed, drawing on […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 15, 2013


Reviews of Lucien Jaume’s Tocqueville, Thomas Doherty’s Hollywood and Hitler, and Greg Bellow’s Saul Bellow’s Heart, plus a full list of Arts and Humanities reviews in the Mar. 15 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 1, 2013


Reviews of Living with Shakespeare, Jonathan Cott’s Days That I’ll Remember, and Ian Condry’s The Soul of Anime, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Mar. 1 issue.