Storyteller Keillor, Photographer Felver, Composer Schwartz, World Cup Roundup, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

Keillor Reader

Keillor finds the small kernel of humor that makes life enjoyable, a visually stimulating American Jukebox, Laird’s definitive musical analysis of Schwartz’s incredible career, Who Invented the Bicycle Kick looks at the lighter side of soccer

20th-century Art, Memoir by Jones, Opera Divas, On Tocqueville & Democracy | Arts & Humanities Reviews

A History of Silence

Encounters with and portrayals of The Image of the Black in Western Art, Jones reconstructs a story of his ancestry, On Tocqueville‘s life and thought, fans of Jessye Norman will find her book essential

Wilder Bio, New Ehrenreich, Essays by Jamison, Robbins, & More| Arts & Humanities Reviews

Living with a Wild God

Berger explores Joe Wilder’s life Softly, with Feeling, Ehrenreich’s deeply personal Living with a Wild God, Jamison’s provocative Empathy Exams, and Tibetan Peach Pie is a cultural experience

Last Stanza: Poetry and Prose | What We’re Reading

Going Clear

As National Poetry Month draws to a close, we share a few more treasured poems (and some novels and nonfiction) with you.

Poetry in Our Pockets | What We’re Reading

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Be they odes, lyrics, rants, chants, or sonnets, LJ and SLJ staff is getting well versed in poetry for this week’s Poem in Your Pocket day.

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

Republic of Letters

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

Books in the Family | What We’re Reading

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This week the LJ/SLJ staffers are in a family way, reading about acting dynasties, hand puppets, loss, strained marriages, and even a family curse.

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.