Archive: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

Ur New York

Back in 1971, the New York Times hired Jean-Claude Suares, who goes by "J.C.," as a freelance art editor for its op-ed pages. For seven months, he suggested various images, and the Powers-That-Were rejected them all. Then one day an op-ed piece compared living in New York to living on...

By Alan Cooperman | February 13, 2009; 7:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Five Best From My 'Book World' Past

My first review for Book World appeared in Style on Christmas day, 1978; a few weeks later, I made my first appearance in Sunday's Book World, by then a section of its own. As most of you know by now, we are now merging with the rest of the paper,...

By Denny Drabelle | February 12, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Book Consumption (Literally)

"Give me the little book." And he said unto me, "Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter." -- Revelation Goaded into action by alarming stories of Chinese-made toys containing high levels of lead, Congress passed sweeping new regulations that went into effect yesterday. While...

By Ron Charles | February 11, 2009; 8:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reader Spotlight: The Birchmere's Michael Jaworek

Michael Jaworek, promoter of The Birchmere in Alexandria, and originator and co-founder of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA, host of the Wammies, DC's version of the Grammys), and long-time Book World reader, is one of our community's voracious readers. "I usually have several books going at the same time,"...

By Mary Ishimoto Morris | February 10, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (2)


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