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After a Homecoming, a Son Finds His Muse 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:36:20 GMT 
    A book editor is downsized out of a job, but finds salvation and inspiration for a memoir when he returns home to care for his mom.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake’ 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:00:02 GMT 
    Mr. Larson discusses his new book about the Lusitania, and Orlando Patterson talks about two new books by black conservatives.

‘There’s Something I Want You to Do,’ by Charles Baxter 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:44:23 GMT 
    Charles Baxter’s stories hinge on “request moments,” when taking action involves a suggestion or a demand.

Nina Stibbe’s ‘Man at the Helm’ 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:44:21 GMT 
    Two sisters living in an English village seek out suitors for their single parent in this comic novel.

‘To Explain the World,’ by Steven Weinberg 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:44:20 GMT 
    A physicist surveys the misguided and evolving methods used to decipher scientific phenomena.

Robert Christgau’s ‘Going Into the City’ 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:44:15 GMT 
    The rock critic Robert Christgau calls himself an “opinionated bigmouth.”

ArtsBeat: MoMA to Host Wikipedia Editing Marathon, to Improve Coverage of Women in the Arts 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:15:01 GMT 
    The group Art + Feminism is organizing its second edit-a-thon to address gender imbalance on Saturday, with tutorials at the Museum of Modern Art and satellite sessions around the world.

ArtsBeat: Whiting Awards Celebrate 30 Years With 10 Winning Writers 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:50:14 GMT 
    This year’s winners include the playwrights Lucas Hnath and Anne Washburn.

The Shortlist: Dominique Fabre’s ‘Guys Like Me,’ and More 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:54:47 GMT 
    New books by Dominique Fabre, Romain Puértolas, Denis Thériault and Michel Déon.

Paperback Row 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:54:46 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.

‘The Tusk That Did the Damage,’ by Tania James 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:54:41 GMT 
    A rogue bull is one of the narrators of this novel.

‘Gods and Kings,’ by Dana Thomas 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:54:35 GMT 
    The designers Alexander McQueen and John Galliano pushed boundaries.

‘The Last Good Paradise,’ by Tatjana Soli 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:54:34 GMT 
    Tatjana Soli’s jaded characters converge on a South Pacific atoll.

Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:54:26 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Inside the List: Inside the List 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:54:26 GMT 
    The crime novelist Joanne Fluke, whose “Double Fudge Brownie Murder” is No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, wrote thrillers in a darker vein before she added desserts to the mix.
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