NY Times Books

Arts, Briefly: Globally Minded Books Win Bancroft Prize

6 hours 43 sec ago
Books on the international cotton trade and on the shipboard slave revolt that inspired Herman Melville’s short story “Benito Cereno” have won this year’s prize.






Mary Norris Muses on a Lifetime of Literary Vigilance in ‘Between You & Me’

8 hours 4 min ago
A copy editor at The New Yorker looks back at her unusual career in “Between You & Me,” which reflects on hyphens, commas, spelling and profanity in print.






Bookends: When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect?

9 hours 6 min ago
Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser debate whether pleasure in reading is trivial or vital.






‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

12 hours 36 min ago
A portrait of a volatile boy wonder and his path to technological vanguard.






‘The Contender,’ a Biography of Andrew Cuomo

12 hours 36 min ago
A biography of Andrew Cuomo shows how he has often defined himself in opposition to the record of his father, Mario.






Books of The Times: Review: Charles Simic Displays a Poet’s Voice and His Passions

13 hours 6 min ago
Two new books by this Pulitzer winner, “The Lunatic,” a book of poems, and an essay collection, “The Life of Images,” are intense and intensely charming.






Books of The Times: Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Focuses on Another Apple Era

March 30, 2015 - 6:25pm
“Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, focuses on the period between Mr. Jobs’s first and second stints as Apple’s leader.






Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Brothers’ and the Boston Marathon Bombing

March 30, 2015 - 1:40pm
The Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen explains how the American dream went so wrong for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers linked to the Boston Marathon bombing.






ArtsBeat: Ready Thyself for an All-Night Philosophy Jam

March 30, 2015 - 9:47am
At “A Night of Philosophy,” more than 60 philosophers will hold forth on knotty problems in logic, ethics, metaphysics and religion






‘All the Old Knives,’ by Olen Steinhauer

March 30, 2015 - 8:46am
Olen Steinhauer’s thriller takes place, almost entirely, across a restaurant table.

Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

March 30, 2015 - 8:33am
In Hanya Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.

T Magazine: Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Faves

March 30, 2015 - 8:32am
Here, the screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Dredd” on his five favorite genre offerings.






Books of The Times: Review: ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’ Delves Into Infamy in the Age of Social Media

March 29, 2015 - 1:46pm
Jon Ronson examines public missteps and the revenge they attracted, trying to grasp some sense of proportion between the two, or at least figure out the rules of the game.