Baby Drivers, Hippo Farms, Former Manhattans | What We’re Reading & Watching

Coast into the Labor Day weekend with romanticized cityscapes, superheroes and superheroines, mythical creatures, and reading outside our comfort zones.

Summer Travels | Classic Returns

Travel back in time, forward to the future, inside the minds of literary lights. Also, a “Classic Returns Cinema” memoir starring actress Gloria Grahame.

Geniuses & Gods, Podcasts & Presidents, “Mene” Moms, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

Books, movies, TV…it’s not quite enough for the LJ/School Library Journal “What We’re Reading & Watching” team. Now we add podcasts and menus to the menu.

MILFs, Monarchs, Miller, Makers, Murder, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

The “What We’re Reading & Watching” crew covers a lot of ground this first week of May, with gladiators, queens, playwrights, golden girls, animators, and MILFs, plus Giancarlo Esposito & Roxane Gay!

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

After Best Books, Dampness, Rants, Ferrante, & Apps | What We’re Reading

After Best Books selection and Halloween, some breathing space for new books and new ideas

Wins & Loss | French on Fridays

Countering horrible news with good; bar-hopping with Bertha Cool and Donald Lam

Late-Night Reading | French on Fridays

What to do when the neighbors yowl and prowl? Read!

Violence & Femmes | French on Fridays

Taking a break from dead dames, murdered mamas, and slain sisters—or trying to!

Family, Friends, Farewells | French on Fridays

Last week I went to my friend Carrol’s memorial service in Indiana and took many books with me—but found no time to read any of them.