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Pok Pok

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Pok Pok

by James Mustich ×

Celebrity restaurateur Andy Ricker shares his love of Thailand's culture and food, in this sumptuous banquet of recipes and travelogues from his voyages to that bright "Land of Smiles".

The New York Nobody Knows

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The New York Nobody Knows

by James Mustich ×

In the genre of "books tallying mammoth heroic self-imposed feats" comes William B. Helmreich's engaging account of how he logged 6,000 miles on foot through all the boroughs of NYC,...

Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell

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Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell

by James Mustich ×

Hawaii sometimes seems a tropical maiden affianced to the staid and temperate continental United States.  But as surfing journalist Chas Smith makes clear, the beautiful maiden's moods...

Sorry!: The English and Their Manners

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Sorry!: The English and Their Manners

Reviewed by Heather Havrilesky ×

A history of etiquette suggests its spiritual dimension.

Galateo: Or, The Rules of Polite Behavior

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Galateo: Or, The Rules of Polite Behavior

by James Mustich ×

This new English translation of Della Casa’s 1558 treatise on Renaissance politesse delights and informs with its enduring relevance – i.e., not clipping one’s nails at dinner - and its...

Gun Guys

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Gun Guys

Reviewed by Stefan Beck ×

A reporter's quest to learn of arms, and the varied Americans who bear them.

Masscult and Midcult

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Masscult and Midcult

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

A new collection revives the voice of the most trenchant cultural critics of the twentieth century.

Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past

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Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past

Reviewed by Adam Hanft ×

A music critic sees too much of the past in our present.

At Home

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At Home

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The celebrated travelwriter turns his gaze on the world inside.

The Subtle Body and The Great Oom

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The Subtle Body and The Great Oom

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

Two new books unfold the improbable journey of yoga from Hindu practice to global obsession.

Reality Hunger

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Reality Hunger

Reviewed by Scott Esposito ×

A manifesto from David Shields urges a literature of the remix.