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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

Amy B.    May 26, 2015    Comments Off on Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

Award winning food writer and cookbook author Anya Von Bremzen interprets a tumultuous century of Russian history, from the fall of the Nicholas II to the rise of Putin, through the lens of food. In Mastering the Art of Soviet …

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Amy B.    May 11, 2015    Comments Off on So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Journalist Jon Ronson takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the frightening, confusing world of public shame.

Stocks and pillories may have gone out of style, but social media (Twitter in particular) have given the rabble an effective new way …

Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman

Amy B.    April 14, 2015    Comments Off on Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman

In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, the youngest son of Nelson Rockefeller and an heir to the Rockefeller family fortune, was on a expedition to purchase “primitive” art from New Guinea’s Asmat ethnic group when he went missing. After an extensive manhunt …

My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

Amy B.    March 24, 2015    Comments Off on My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

In 1996 recent M.A. graduate Joanna Rakoff lands an English major’s dream job: assistant at a legendary New York City literary agency. It doesn’t take long for the glamor to wear off. Joanna’s unnamed boss runs the unnamed Agency (always …