Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Realism | Pop Culture Advisory

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Novels, films, and television shows that demonstrate magical realism

Marshmallow Tests and Swimming Puppies | More Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2014, Pt. 5

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Aptowicz, Cristin O’Keefe. Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. Gotham. Sept. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9781592408702. $27.50. BIOGRAPHY/MEDICINE Whether you know it or not, you are deeply indebted to Thomas Dent Mütter, a plastic surgeon in mid-19th-century Philadelphia who pioneered the use of anesthesia and the sterilization […]

Pop Culture Advisory: Orange Is the New Black

With the success of Orange Is the New Black, take a look at other tales of women in prison.

Nonfiction Previews, Pt. 5: On Johnny Carson, Charlie Parker, and Masterpiece Theatre

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Bushkin, Henry. Untitled on Johnny Carson. Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780544217621. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544217737. MEMOIR/TELEVISION Johnny Carson’s attorney for nearly two decades, at a time when the Tonight Show was at its height and Carson went through two divorces, Bushkin ultimately served as his “counselor, partner, employee, business advisor, earpiece, mouthpiece, enforcer, […]

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.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of Blake Bailey’s Farther & Wilder, Carol Burnett’s Carrie and Me, and Donald Lopez Jr.’s From Stone to Flesh, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Feb. 15 issue.

Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | March 1, 2013

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Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases of note.

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.

Trailers | What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | January 2013

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The latest releases on dvd and Blu-ray.

Nonfiction Previews, Jul. 2013, Pt. 1: Klosterman, Kurlansky, and Conversations with Orson Welles

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Biskind, Peter, ed. My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles. Metropolitan: Holt. Jul. 2013. 240p. ISBN 9780805097252. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780805097269. CD: Macmillan Audio. AUTOBIOG/ENTERTAINMENT Back when, the inimitable Orson Welles recorded a series of private conversations while lunching with director Henry Jaglom, a good friend. In the recently rescued tapes, […]

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