25 April 2010

The peculiar generation

Those Americans born from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, the pre-Boomers, have never had a “generation” to call their own. Richard Pells mourns this oversight […]
24 April 2010

Curious George: The war years

“It feels ridiculous to be thinking about children’s books.” wrote Hans A. Rey, co-creator of Curious George, in September 1939. He and his wife and co-author […]
23 April 2010

From Rushmore on down

Has the Library of America jumped the shark? When volumes on “Rushmore-sized” authors such as Melville, Twain, and Faulkner give way to volumes on H. P. […]
22 April 2010

What would Gutenberg say?

Kindle or iPad. Apple vs. Google vs. Amazon. Will publishing — and bookstores, and libraries — perish? The diligent Ken Auletta tries to sort it all […]