Performing Arts Essentials: Books by Cumming, Dunham, Lear, & Poehler | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 3

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Cumming, Alan. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir. Dey: HarperCollins. Oct. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780062225061. $26.99. MEMOIR A star of stage and screen who broke our hearts with his Tony Award–winning portrayal of the Emcee in 1998’s Cabaret—and is doing so again on Broadway now—Cumming here offers a totally unexpected memoir. At the time he […]

From Stage Essentials to Biogs of Novels to Soccer Matters, “Crystal-Lit” Poetry, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Read Outside the Box and enjoy cartoon history; Radiant Truths is eclectic, in the best sense; Di Piero’s Tombo strikes a perfect balance; Powers’s Letter Composed captures life in the war zone

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 15, 2014

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Reviews of Alex Beam’s American Crucifixion, Patricia A. DeMaio’s Garden of Dreams, Maxine Kumin’s And Short the Season, Turner Classic Movies & Richard Corliss’s Mom in the Movies, and a list of titles from the March 15 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Blake Bailey’s The Splendid Things We Planned, Teresa Leo’s Bloom in Reverse, William Logan’s Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure, Detlef Mertins’s Mies, Dina Santorelli’s Daft Punk, Charles Wright’s Caribou, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | February 1, 2014

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Reviews of Colin Mackenzie & others’s The Chinese Art Book, Patience Bloom’s Romance Is My Day Job, Linda Bierds’s Roget’s Illusion, and a list of titles from the February 1 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | January 2014

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Reviews of Edmund White’s Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris, John Suchet’s Beethoven, Evelyn Barish’s The Double Life of Paul de Man, and a list of titles from the January issue.

Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: A Dozen Arts Titles, from Mozart to Norman Rockwell to the Spider-man Musical

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Berger, Glen. The Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. S. & S. Nov. 2013. NAp. ISBN 9781451684568. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781451684582. MUSICALS Chosen by Julie Taymor to collaborate on the book of the Spider-man musical, Emmy Award–winning television and theater writer Berger saw the entire musical unfold […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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