Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, the Last Roundup: From Mary Beard to Eileen Rockefeller

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Beard, Mary. Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780871407160. $28.95. HISTORY Described by the New York Times as “the closest thing, if it exists, to a celebrity classics professor” in a story about her having stood up to some naysayers who abused her on the Internet, Cambridge scholar […]

Audio Reviews | March 15, 2013

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Reviews of Lynda LaPlante’s Prime Suspect #1, Michael Schofield’s January First, and Rod Stewart’s Rod: The Autobiography, plus a full list of audio reviews in the Mar. 15 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 1, 2013

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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.

Video Reviews | March 1, 2013

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Reviews of Downton Abbey Season 3, Manufactured Landscapes, and Searching for Sugar Man, plus a full list of video reviews in the Mar. 1 issue.

Video Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of Call the Midwife Season One, The Tempest, and Shut Up and Play the Hits, plus a full list of video reviews in the Feb. 15 issue.

Video Reviews | February 1, 2013

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Reviews of Sing Your Song: Harry Belafonte, Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, and The Longoria Affair, plus a full list of video reviews in the Feb. 1 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, January 25, 2013

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Lots of rock and roll stuff, cheap travel, protecting children against concussions, a social history of “The Violin,” “making nice” in business, traveling like Thoreau, and Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” in audio

Best Sellers: Music and Art, January 24, 2013

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Before the Line, the Lyric | Wyatt’s World

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Forthcoming titles with direct musical ties, a Joy Division biography, Elvis in the south, keep your eyes and ears alert with Woody Guthrie’s “new” novel.

Video Reviews | January 2013

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Reviews of Chely Wright: Wish Me Away, Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete, Jesse Owens, and Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, plus a full list of video reviews in the Jan. issue.

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