Kevin P. McVicker: ‘They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir’ book review

Kevin P. McVicker: ‘They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir’ book review

THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG: A MEMOIR By Carole Bayer Sager Simon & Schuster, $28, 352 pages Pop music fans may not recognize the name Carole Bayer Sager, but they have heard many of the 400 songs for which she wrote the lyrics. Songs such as “Nobody Does it Better,” “Groovy Kind of Love,” “That’s What […]

Michael Taube: ‘Vincent Van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook’ book review

Michael Taube: ‘Vincent Van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook’ book review

VINCENT VAN GOGH: THE LOST ARLES SKETCHBOOK By Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov Abrams/Editions du Seuil, $85, 288 pages We occasionally hear about the discovery of a previously unknown artifact, such as a painting or musical composition. This revelation tends to lead to vigorous debates, disagreements and denials from experts in a particular field. Which brings us to […]

Daniel Bier: 13 essential books to shape the libertarian worldview

Daniel Bier: 13 essential books to shape the libertarian worldview

By Daniel Bier / FEE There are books that every libertarian should read and books every libertarian has read, but those circles don’t perfectly overlap. Here are 13 diverse book recommendations for well-rounded thinkers. Economic Sophisms – Frederic Bastiat The great French liberal and economist Frederic Bastiat is best known for his pamphlet The Law — […]

Corinna Lothar: ‘Hag-Seed’ book review

Corinna Lothar: ‘Hag-Seed’ book review

HAG-SEED By Margaret Atwood Hogarth, $25, 320 pages What fun. A play within a play within a novel. The Hogarth Press has commissioned a series of novels retelling some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays by well-known authors. Jeannette Winterson’s “The Gap of Time” (“A Winter’s Tale”) was the first, followed by “Shylock is My Name” (“The […]