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on As Lie Is To Grin, a novel by Simeon Marsalis (Catapult)

Simeon Marsalis’ debut novel, As Lie Is To Grin, is told in the voice and writings of David, an African-American freshman at the University of Vermont in the fall of 2010. He makes an appointment to see a psychologist at school: “I felt like a boy in a man’s body.

on Art Can Help by Robert Adams (Yale University Press)

In 2011, the Yale University Art Gallery published The Place We Live, a three-volume retrospective of Robert Adams’ photography. In a brief introduction, Adams begins by quoting three poets.

on New Music Titles by Jas Obrecht, Will Friedwald, Fred Hersch, and Lilian Terry

This year has been rich with engaging, insightful music titles – Ben Ratliff’s Every Song Ever, Robbie Robertson’s Testimony, Ted Gioia’s How To Listen to Jazz, David Yaffe’s Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell, Elaine Hayes’ Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan, and Anthony DeCurtis’ Lou Reed: A Life come

In Brief: on Edan Lepucki’s WOMAN NO. 17, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Feminism, Domenico Starnone’s TIES, & newly found photos by Weegee

“I’m keenly interested in the ways in which parents and their children don’t understand each other,” said Edan Lepucki in an interview at the time her rewarding second novel, Woman No. 17, was published earlier this year.

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