Best New Books: Week of 11/2/21

Janet Evanovich, Mitch Albom, Gary Shteyngart, Elif Shafak, Wanda M. Morris, Kal Penn, MIchael Eric Dyson, Sam Quinones, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/26/21

Lee Child & Andrew Child, Beatriz Williams, Tamron Hall, Alan Cumming, Paul Auster, Cherie Priest, Jenny Colgan, David Chang & Priya Krishna, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/19/21

John Grisham, Elizabeth Strout, Jamie Foxx, Anthony Horowitz, Billy Porter, Rebecca Solnit, Jane Goodall & Douglas Abrams, N.K. Jemisin & Jamal Campbell, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/12/21

Hillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penny, John le Carré, Susan Orlean, Alice Hoffman, Ron & Clint Howard, Nick Offerman, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 9/28/21

Anthony Doerr, Joshua Ferris, Richard Osman, Catriona Ward, Steven Pinker, Anita Hill, Ellen Datlow, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 9/14/21

Liane Moriarty, Colson Whitehead, Mary Roach, Gabrielle Union, Gayl Jones, Joy Williams, T.C. Boyle, and more.

Book Review: “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert

Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert’s 2014 book chronicles the 5 mass extinctions that have occurred on Earth over the last half billion years or so, providing fascinating insights into what exactly caused such large numbers of lifeforms to vanish so quickly and exactly how we know what we do about these events.

Book Review: “Pandora’s Lab” by Paul A. Offit, M.D.

The question at the center of this fascinating and well-researched book is pretty straightforward: what happens when science is misused? Dr. Offit presents us with 7 stories about times that large groups of people became convinced of a so-called scientific “fact” that turned out to be anything but, how they came to be convinced of it, and what the consequences were.

Explainer: Why Does the Shower Curtain Blow Into Me While I’m Showering

It’s one of life’s great mysteries. You’re in the shower, shampooing your hair and thinking about your day, when you suddenly feel something brush against your leg. You quickly turn around to discover that it’s only the shower curtain, billowing in towards you. But why is it doing that?

Explainer: Phantom Vibration Syndrome

Imagine you’re going about your day as normal when you feel your phone vibrating in your pocket. You reach down to retrieve it and discover that it isn’t even there. If you spend a large part of your day with your phone in your pocket, the odds are you’ve experienced it. It’s called Phantom Vibration […]