Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, February 15, 2013


Globetrotting travel, a very personal look at the U.S. health-care system, helping your teens, women’s evolutionary biology, the truth behind online dating, and theater pieces that deserve a wide audience

Reference: Short Takes | January 2013


Reference short takes from the January issue

Video Reviews | December 1, 2012


Reviews of Shadow of Afghanistan 1959-2012, 65_RedRoses, and [antoine], plus a full list of video reviews from the December issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 30, 2012


Brush up on your British Secret Service intelligence with Corera’s history of the M16. Learn the latest in business model trends–customizing a nation. Keyes offers her Reiki wisdom in a new healing health guide. The many faces of Christmas are revealed in Plaut’s new investigation of how secular and religious American Jews interpret holiday tradition. May music be with you, in all its complex constructs as you revel in movement with Rahaim. Richard Burton’s Diaries doth not protest too much!

Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Aciman, Margulis, Roach, Tremain, Wolitzer


  Aciman, André. Harvard Square. Norton. Apr. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780393088601. $25.95. LITERARY FICTION From vivid, scalding Alexandria (Out of Egypt: A Memoir) to the sensuous Italian Riviera (Call Me by Your Name) to snow-crusted Manhattan during Christmas (Eight White Nights), Aciman has transported us far and wide in his acutely observed works, whether fiction […]

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 […]

Yoga Culture Reviews, September 15, 2012

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Reviews of Brian Leaf’s Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi and Benjamin Lorr’s Hell-Bent.

Science & Technology Reviews, September 15, 2012


Reviews of Tim Flannery’s Among the Islands, Nora Jacobson’s Dignity and Health, and Peter A. Ubel’s Critical Decisions, plus a full list of science and technology reviews from the Sept 15 issue.

Breast Cancer: Blessing & Curse | Breast Cancer Roundup, September 1, 2012


In preparation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, a roundup of cancer-related book and dvds.

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Animals, Food, and the Arts


Arnot, Bob. The Aztec Diet. Morrow. Feb. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780062124050. $25.99. HEALTH/DIET What has eight times the omega-3s of salmon, six times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, four times more selenium than flax, and five grams of fiber in just 70 calories? The […]