Government Surveillance and Declassified Documents | Reference eReviews

THOSE OF US WHO can bear to watch the news have learned much more about the intelligence-gathering capabilities of both governments and nongovernmental entities over the course of the last year than we probably care to know. What the resources examined here tell us is that governments have been in this business for a very long time.

Raybourn’s Pick of the Month, Cleeves, Gardner, Kallentoft/Lutteman, Kepler, Shames, Siger, Nordic Noir | Mystery & Suspense Reviews

Raybourn’s intricately plotted and dramatic story features the independent, intellectual equal of the brooding Stoker; this atmospheric mystery vividly captures a diverse, contemporary Los Angeles that will still be recognizable to Raymond Chandler readers; a must-read for aficionados of golden age mysteries; the shiver-inducing Sandman will have you turning pages until the cliff-hanger ending

Kabuki Theater, Gotham by Gaslight, Louis Malle’s Paris, Night of the Living Dead, Tom Jones, Family Drama | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray |

From Batman: Gotham by Gaslight to Night of the Living Dead to classic Tom Jones

Glory, Kedi, The Madness of King George, Rebecca, Ronin | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov adroitly skewer a corrupt bureaucracy; Ceyda Torun’s purr-fect meditation on the nature of felines and the people who love them; Oscar-winning art direction reigns in this HD debut; John Frankenheimer reestablishes his chops as an action-thriller director with Ronin

German-Style Parenting, Mindfulness for Teens, Veggies for Kids, Creative Families | Parenting Reviews

EAT YOUR VEGGIES! YOU’RE ENOUGH! TAKE RISKS! CREATE! Such are the admonitions of the upcoming parenting releases as chosen by our new columnist Julia M. Reffner, replacing Julianne Smith, a longtime LJ reviewer and the parenting columnist for 11 years. Thank you, Julianne. Welcome, Julia!

Fake News & the Media | Collection Development

Fake news has deep roots in American politics and journalism, which blossomed into unprecedented distortion of facts during the 2016 presidential election. These 21 resources chronicle the history of fake news and how the public can verify what’s out there.

Amorous Anthologies and (Mis)Adventures | Erotica Reviews

This month’s column sees an abundance of anthologies: Cleis presents new offerings of the year’s best gay and lesbian erotica, as well as 69 new titillating tales of submission.

Universal Questions: An Introduction to the Stars and Sky

An intriguing way to understand physical scale within the universe; space buffs will enjoy this accessible and engaging account of human ingenuity and exploration; those wishing to learn more about becoming a stargazer will find tremendous information here—highly recommended

LJ Talks to Ruth Emmie Lang | Debut Spotlight

In her debut novel, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, Ruth Emmie Lang offers up the wondrous tale of Weylyn Gray, who was quite literally raised by wolves. She invites readers to experience his life through the perspectives of those who come into contact with this enchanting and unusually talented man.

Best Media 2017: Audiobooks

The best audiobooks of 2017 include short story collections, debut novels, memoirs, true crime, astrophysics, and poetry.