bok review

‘Alexander McQueen’ by Andrew Wilson

The specter of suicide haunts Andrew Wilson’s biography of Alexander McQueen from the start.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/biblio.jpg Story behind ‘Shakespeare, Not Stirred’

Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim met at a Shakespeare seminar both were attending.

the discovery

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Wenders-4Real_Engl_3D_kl.jpg ‘Wim Wenders: 4 Real & True 2! Landscapes. Photographs’

The German filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders presents an absorbing portfolio, enriched by his haiku-ish, sometimes humorous commentary.

A review of three books on sports

Capsule reviews of “A Game of Their Own” by Jennifer Ring, “The Year of the Dunk” by Asher Price, and “The Ugly Game” by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert.

Seven books about baseball memoirs

The baseball memoir: It’s not baseball from the stands. It’s baseball in the dirt.

Book review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Goolrick_FallOfPrinces_jkt_HR.jpg ‘The Fall of Princes’ by Robert Goolrick

New York in the 1980s was the best and worst of times, and the narrator of Robert Goolrick’s new book is one of the lucky ones — for a while.

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carl wiens

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‘Purity’ by Jonathan Franzen

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‘Dome of the Hidden Pavilion’ by James Tate

The 108 poems of “Dome of the Hidden Pavilion,” assembled just before James Tate’s death, continue to twist his seemingly simple narrative arcs into surrealist loops.

bibliophiles

Lee Child reads ‘anything’

Lee Child talks about how he developed a love of reading and about the type of books he reads, likes to read and his reading habits.

Photos from “Barnyard Kids: A Family Guide for Raising Animals” by Dina Rudick.

new england literary news

Globe photographer publishes book on caring for farm animals

In “Barnyard Kids,” Dina Rudick has fun with rhymes while providing a serious overview of the time and resources needed for farm animals.

bookings

Greater Boston Aug. 31-Sept. 3

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

Special section

summer arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Sandcastle%20fin2_150-3748.jpg The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

Book Club

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Match Book

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