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Books of The Times: ‘Hope: Entertainer of the Century,’ a Bob Hope Biography 
  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:50:55 GMT 
    Richard Zoglin’s new biography, “Hope: Entertainer of the Century,” follows Bob Hope through vaudeville days, Hollywood films, the Oscars, the U.S.O. tours and seeming irrelevance.

ArtsBeat: New Jonathan Franzen Novel, ‘Purity,’ Coming in September 
  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:55:29 GMT 
    Mr. Franzen’s publisher described “Purity” as a multigenerational American epic, centered on a young woman named Purity Tyler.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Napoleon: A Life’ 
  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:12:03 GMT 
    Andrew Roberts talks about his new biography of Napoleon, and Yochi Dreazen discusses “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War.”

ArtsBeat: Gillian Flynn’s Comic-Book Story 
  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:08:23 GMT 
    “Masks,” by Gillian Flynn, will be published by Dark Horse Comics in February.

Books of The Times: ‘Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones,’ a Biography 
  Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:20:36 GMT 
    Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones but largely airbrushed from that band’s history, is now the subject of a biography by Paul Trynka.

ArtsBeat: Dreamy Collections of Little Nemo and Moomin 
  Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:34:27 GMT 
    “The Complete Little Nemo” and “Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition” are vast and enchanting collections of vintage comic strips.

Bookshelf: A Bar for Whitman and Other Adventurers 
  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:06:26 GMT 
    New books take a look at Walt Whitman and his fellow bohemians, writers on their love for New York, and Hurricane Sandy’s power.

ArtsBeat: New York Public Library Names New Chairman 
  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:12:41 GMT 
    Evan R. Chesler, the chairman of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, will take over as the library chairman from Neil L. Rudenstine.

Crime: Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Flesh and Blood,’ and More 
  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:09:22 GMT 
    In Cornwell’s new thriller, Kay Scarpetta’s expertise is needed with a murder victim, a man once accused of being a terrorist.

‘The Deluge,’ by Adam Tooze 
  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:08:57 GMT 
    Between the Great War and the Depression, the world was remade by American economic and military power.
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