Viking Press

New biography challenges old views on John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Read more


In Spying on Whales, Smithsonian curator Nick Pyenson enthusiastically tells the story of seagoing mammals, the branch of terrestrial life that returned to the sea millions of years ago instead of staying put on land. Read more


British historian Dan Jones illuminates his mysterious subject with lively prose in this riveting narrative about the powerful medieval Christian holy warriors, the Templars. Read more


Witha string of novels that sell reliably in many languages, John le Carré isn’t an author whoowes his fame entirely to film adaptations. And yet, his fortune benefittedfrom those adaptations. Ten of his novels have been tra.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

 Whether or not Hollywood was really a “mom and pop”business in the 1940s as actor Robert Wagner calls it, the men who ran theindustry in those years were actually intimately connected with the business ofmovies. They e.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

For many people, watercolor paintings trigger fond childhood memories of a rectangular tin box filled with a variety of colors in perfectly shaped circles. These recollections may actually marginalize the medium, however, as viewers often a... Read more

Visual Arts

Norah Jones emerged in the early 2000s as one of jazz’s biggest crossover stars in ages, thanks to a style of jazz-pop that was both inviting (hence the title to her blockbuster debut, Come On In ) and familiar (hence the title of its Read more

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