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Speaking Volumes: Portrait of a Poet: The natural world as it affects human nature

When The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz appeared five years ago, I wrote that the central moment in the poet's life - as well...
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Speaking Volumes: (Not So) Star Struck: On ‘Baby Doll’s and spaghetti westerns

If you're in the mood for a treatise on the fine art of acting, with frequent asides about the history of the Actors Studio...
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The Breast Sort of Book

A Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon and his wife — who says it’s none of your business whether she has implants — collaborate on a book...
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Speaking Volumes

My Life in the Middle Ages, critic James Atlas’ new memoir, is the most frustrating book I’ve read recently — though I stayed with...
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Love to Hear It …

Disco Sucks!   Remember those two endearing words that capped off the "Me Decade" of the 1970s and brought some solace to the hearts of rock-music...
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A Fresh, Young Addition to Jewish Lit at Temple

Author Adam Wilson paid a visit to the Temple University students who finished out their American Jewish literature course with his first novel. Eli Schwartz,...
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BOOKed: December Distractions

When it's too cold to even think of going outside, why not curl up with a good read? Senior Editor Bob Leiter has a...
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A Book for Rebooting

  A University of Pennsylvania grad hopes her memoir will inspire women to fight back when faced with unpleasant midlife surprises.    Marcy Miller is a survivor...
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Ghost Writer

  My father got into computers 20 years after he died,” claims Esta Cassway. “I was not particularly a believer in spirits,” says the local...
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Making Book

Top off your weekend with a trip to the Katz JCC in Jersey for a star-studded line-up at the annual Bank of America Festival...