NY Times Books

Books: Review: Paul Offit’s ‘Bad Faith’ Explores Casualties of Doctrine

1 hour 16 min ago
Dr. Paul A. Offit writes about the costs of substituting prayer for medical care, especially in the cases of those without a voice — children.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Women of Will,’ by Tina Packer, a Look at Shakespeare’s Feminine Side

1 hour 33 min ago
Ms. Packer, the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., examines Shakespeare’s heroines in this book, which grew out of her play.

Charlie Hebdo Award at PEN Gala Sparks More Debate

1 hour 58 min ago
The debate over a literary honor for Charlie Hebdo may take on greater urgency after the shootings outside a Texas conference.

‘Look Who’s Back’: Germans Reflect on the Success of a Satire About Hitler

3 hours 16 min ago
The book’s success is evidence of a generational shift, a sense that after 70 years after the Nazis, it’s time to use dark humor to address Germany’s past.

T Magazine: Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

5 hours 38 min ago
Urban fiction, or street lit, has been snubbed by the publishing industry and scorned by black intellectuals. Yet these authors may just be the most successful literary couple in America.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Wright Brothers’ by David McCullough

7 hours 35 min ago
This concise, exciting and fact-packed book gives a portrait of the aviation pioneers with detail so granular you may wonder how it was all collected.

Rhapsody, a Lofty Literary Journal, Perused at 39,000 Feet

May 3, 2015 - 5:53pm
For its front-cabin passengers, United Airlines is turning Rhapsody into the Paris Review of the air, attracting authors like Joyce Carol Oates and Anthony Doerr.

Ex-C.I.A. Official Rebuts Republican Claims on Benghazi Attack in ‘The Great War of Our Time’

May 3, 2015 - 5:15pm
Michael J. Morell says there is “no evidence” to support the charge that “there was a conspiracy between C.I.A. and the White House to spin the Benghazi story.”

Ruth Rendell, Novelist Who Thrilled and Educated, Dies at 85

May 2, 2015 - 6:20pm
Ms. Rendell was a prolific writer of intricately plotted mystery novels that combined psychological insight, social conscience and teeth-chattering terror.

Bookshelf: Books on the History of the Police, the Landmarks Commission and the Waldorf Astoria

May 2, 2015 - 11:31am
A look at the first 50 years of the Police Department and of New York City’s landmarks law, and a fact-filled book about the Waldorf Astoria.

Books of The Times: Review: Zachary Leader’s ‘The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964’

May 1, 2015 - 6:12pm
Mr. Leader brings an evenhanded approach to Bellow’s life in this biography, the first of two planned volumes, but the book takes time to find its feet.