| Jan 1, 2012
Eva Zeisel, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century who created lyrical yet practical tableware and ceramics, has died. She was 105.
Zeisel, whose deceptively simple designs first became popular in the 1940s and are still...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Noted ceramicist Eva Zeisel turns 105 years old today; the literary journal A Public Space recently published her memoirs of imprisonment in Russia under Stalin....
| Dec 23, 2009
This has turned out to be a bang-up year for literary biography, with notable new accounts of the lives of Arthur Miller, John Cheever, Arthur Koestler and, particularly, Joseph Frank's magisterial single-volume distillation of his long years of work on...
| Jun 20, 2010
Twelve: 448 pp., $26.99
With the possible exception of Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd's, Christopher Hitchens' marvelous byline is the most archly kinetic in current-day American letters. Every article, review and...
| Jan 17, 2010
The Literary and Political Odyssey
of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic
Random House: 694 pp., $35
It is clear in Michael Scammell's comprehensive biography that Arthur Koestler was an exceedingly difficult and troubled man....
| Apr 22, 2008
| 3:05 PM
April 23, 2008
Like its author -- or, more precisely, because of him -- historian and commentator Tony Judt's new book is by turns fascinating, edifying and frustrating.
As a university professor at New York University and head of that school's...