Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
New York Times’s Arts section
covers more than you might expect. Of course it features comprehensive
coverage of the traditional arts scene — such as current museum and gallery listings
and the latest ArtsBeat news —
but it also serves as a handy jumping-off point for a wider world of
Today, for instance, you’ll find an insightful appraisal of
folk icon Pete Seeger’s
musical and social legacy, a timely look at the next version of the Madden NFL video
game, a backstage peek at a new opera based
on a popular story of hidden love, an homage to a noted collector
of New York graffiti art, and an examination of a controversy involving
elderly fast-food patrons.
P.S. While you’re there, take a moment to make your pick for Best
Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards.