With services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora, music has never been more accessible to the public. Yet, few know the riveting secret history of digital music. In his book, How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and The Patient Zero of Piracy, journalist Stephen Witt details the fascinating history of digital music […]
Like many New Yorkers, Donald Albrecht and Andrew Dolkart love the landmarks, buildings, and neighborhoods that make New York unique. For these two preservationists, this passion for the city’s architecture is the topic of their new book, Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.
Monopoly is a household name; many have played the famous board game. Yet, few know its tangled history. In her best-selling book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game, journalist Mary Pilon presents a fascinating story of greed and board game politics.
The New York Police Department has been an iconic part of the city since its official formation in 1898. NYPD Lieutenant Bernard Whalen, who has been on the force for over thirty years, set out to chronicle this history, doing research in the library during his lunch hour and writing in the evenings after a full day on the job.
As a television reporter, editor and critic for over 30 years, including 10 years as the TV critic for the New York Post, Adam Buckman has had what many would consider a dream job, watching TV for a living. In his entertaining and insightful book, Jerk: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television, Buckman offers a compelling critique of his own work.
Sheryl WuDunn and her husband, Nicholas Kristof, have traveled the globe highlighting individuals and organizations working to make the world a better place.
Coyotes in New York City? Author Ed Ricciuti discusses that and more in his new book, Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle.
Rafael Pi Roman Speaks with Father James Martin
Brian Morton is the author of five novels including Starting Out in The Evening. His latest novel is Florence Gordon, a moving, multi-layered story about a brilliant, independent and irascible self-described “old intellectual feminist” who is “unlikable as a point of pride.”