Five Good Reads for 2014

...flipped to the end). Still, a really great sampler. "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, which actually came out in 2014, a graphic memoir about aging parents. Might not sounds like...
Recent Alaska books

...digression, mutation, and syntactical and typographical experimentation." To read a review recently published in The New Yorker, visit"Sailing by Ravens" by...
In the Stacks: New nonfiction for adults

New nonfiction for adult readers includes "The Big New Yorker Book of Cats" as well as the titles below. "Bibliocraft," by Jessica Pigza, photographs by Johnny Miller. Pigza, a dedicated...
Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

...biography of the playwright by Lahr, theater critic for The New Yorker. Williams' upbringing, his talent, his affairs Atul Gawande. Gawande, a superb writer for the New Yorker who is also a surgeon, examines the realities of aging...
No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

...including keeping pot away from minors. Obama, an acknowledged pot smoker in his younger days, subsequently told The New Yorker magazine that he doesn't view marijuana as any more dangerous than alcohol and explained his acceptance of the Colorado...
Would the world be better off without pro football?

...won't be watching football anymore. The continuing violence of football is what prompted President Obama to tell a New Yorker reporter earlier this year that if he had boys, he would not support their playing pro ball. The sustained violence...
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...dictator. "It's very hard for Americans to accept that we are not the root cause of all the world's good or evil," New Yorker columnist George Packer wrote in his recent analysis of Obama's efforts to combat ISIS. He referred to this as "a...
Empire Editorial: We can fix Juneau's homeless problems

...create a healthier, more productive population.In February 2006, economist Malcolm Gladwell wrote an essay in the New Yorker about a man named Murray Barr. Barr lived on the streets of Reno, Nevada until he died in 2005.Before he died, Barr...
"In Pursuit of Alaska" offers early adventurers' views of the state

...seekers. Narrators include John Muir, Charles Hallock (founder of Forest and Stream), Mary Hitchcock (a wealthy New Yorker who came quite stocked with luxuries), and Henry Allen (an explorer who mapped three major rivers in the interior...
Five Good Reads

...One" is a masterpiece."What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm GladwellA collection of Malcom Gladwell's articles from the New Yorker. Topics range from ketchup to criminal profiling, and every single article is fascinating in a new, unexpected way...


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