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'Green Book' review: Crowd-pleasing but quaint take on racism
Pleasing, too, is “Green Book,” a cloying drama about an unlikely 1960s mixed-race bromance between an Italian bouncer and a black pianist. But pleasing has its limits when it comes to thoughtful meditations on historical racism, as does director Peter ...

The Internet, Warts and All, book review: How to regulate a messy system
The Evolved Executive, book review: Banishing fear from the workplace · Click Here to Kill Everybody, book review: Meeting the IoT security challenge · Bad Blood, book review: The rise and fall of Theranos · Hello World, book review: Algorithms, and ...

Former NY Times book critic: I take back my positive review of Jeff Flake's book
book. In a column published Tuesday, Jennifer Senior, who is now an opinion columnist for the paper, writes that Flake is “a class act with a faint heart.” Senior writes that in her review of “Conscience of a Conservative,” Flake's 2017 book, she ...

Michelle Obama's Becoming is a master class in walking the First Lady Tightrope
It must create a case for the first lady as a compelling figure in her own right, someone who is worth reading a whole book about — but it must also reckon with her marriage and her presidential husband, because after all, that's generally the reason ...

Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 Tries to Do Too Much, Fails
From its kickstand to its keyboard cover, the Galaxy Book 2 is a Surface Pro knockoff. Like the Surface Pro, it wants to be a lightweight, go everywhere productivity machine for busy people. It's been jammed with features and add-ons that should ...

Book review: You get money's worth with 'Farming While Black'
Although it's a little pricey, as paperbacks go, “Farming While Black” is absolutely one of those books where you get your money's worth. Starting with the illustrative story of Soul Fire Farm's beginning, author Leah Penniman offers statistics to ...

Review: Superbly acted 'Green Book' makes its case for being a new holiday classic
In "Green Book," based on a real-life episode in 1962, Italian-American tough guy Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Mortensen) is one of the best bouncers in New York City, doing odd jobs to provide for his family in the Bronx. Because of his reputation, he ...

Book Review: Legal Thriller Hits Mark, Exudes Jewish Vibe
She's working as an appellate lawyer in New York City's Public Defender's Office, but has lost passion for her job — looking for legal errors (not proving innocence) that might help unsavory characters win a new trial has made her jaded. Her boss has ...

A 'Talented Mr. Ripley' pursues literary fame in 'A Ladder to the Sky'
Millions know Boyne from his young-adult book about the Holocaust, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” and the film adaptation directed by Mark Herman. But this new novel for adults — his 11th — is written in an entirely different register. “A Ladder ...

Book Review: An anti-passenger-rail manifesto
“Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need.” By Randal O'Toole. Published by the Cato Institute. Reviewed by David Peter Alan. It was a sunny Friday morning on the Colorado prairie. Amtrak Train #3, the ...

Book review: How does he do it? John Sandford's 'Holy Ghost' is another winner.
Virgil Flowers, an agent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is one of the few series detectives to have a Homeric epithet -- no, make that a bawdy Chaucerian epithet. "F---ing Flowers," his colleagues call him, in honor of his ability to ...

For the Duration, a book review
by Libby James. For the Duration by Nancy Phillips will launch in December 2018. Seen through the eyes of Claire, as a young girl during the tension in the U.S. prior to entry into World War II, and later as mother, grandmother, and eventually a widow ...





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