It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, and that means holiday season for many of us.
I’m a pretty voracious reader at any time of year, but I squeeze in one or two extra books when the days run longer and vacations slow the pace of people’s work emails. And a trip to the movies takes you out of the heat and out of your head, with an air-conditioned spell in the world of someone else’s projected dream.
My summer recommendations are two very different works of art about New York, one old and one new, both offering prisms through which to look at how we live together today. Read more