- In 2007, with the record business well into a seemingly bottomless free fall, Doug Morris, the chairman and chief executive of the Universal Music Group, was interviewed by Wired magazine. He insisted it was a “misconception” that the labels were caught unaware by the digital revolution that had led to compact disc sales plummeting by 50 percent in seven years.
- “Only a flurry. A thin blanket of white, something to take the gray mounds of snow and make them new.” So begins Mary-Beth Hughes’s third book, “The Loved Ones.” It is 1969, and Jean Devlin is leaving her house on … More >
- As “The Hand That Feeds You” opens, Morgan, a 30-year-old graduate student, returns home to her 68-step Williamsburg walk-up to find that her fiancé has been mauled to death by her dogs. It’s a terrifying scene, relayed with gripping frankness.
- If, while sprawled in a deck chair or on the beach this summer, you crave a book whose tone and emotional landscape mirror your own state of torpor and cosseted relaxation, such a book would not be “Imperium.” Although this … More >
- An 18th-century question matters for 21st-century foodies: “Are human beings perfectible?” If our species can improve itself, if we can learn to consume less, have fewer children and wean ourselves off meat, the planet might yet flourish. If not, the … More >
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