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Edmund De Waal

50 Shades of Black, 50 Shades of White

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Hundreds of his small porcelain pots are meticulously arranged in vitrines with a very particular syncopated rhythm. The ever-changing space between them is as important in his work as the moments of silence between the words of a poem.

Review: A Story of Obsession: These People Really Love Their Rare Porcelain

The National Book Review | Posted 01.11.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following review first appeared in The National Book Review The White Road: Journey into an Obsession by Edmund de Waal Farrar, Straus and Girou...

Summer Genealogy Reads

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books
Megan Smolenyak

I'm constantly telling anyone who will listen that there's no such thing as a boring family, and many writers are discovering that their own families are a surprisingly rich source of material.

Getting Ripped for Summer Reading: My Summer Shape-Up Plan

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.09.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I've vanquished the flab in my bookshelves, oiled the joints on my bifocal sunglasses, and bulked up the piles of new reading material.

Ten Great Books You Won't Find On Every List This Holiday Season

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

If your friends and family know that you're a big-time reader, you're surely going to get books for the holidays. And if they don't know you well, y...