Will Cummings

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Perfume's Scents Of Subversion? Sweat, Musk And Patchouli

Barbara Herman has spent the better part of the past six years taking a deep nosedive into the world of vintage fragrances. Her quest has been to find the bold, sexy and downright odd smells that have defined women over the decades.<p>The result is a book called <i>Scent And Subversion: Decoding A Century</i> …

Book Review: 'Trieste,' by Dasa Drndic

Alan Cheuse reviews <i>Trieste</i>, a novel by Croatian writer Dasa Drndic.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>It's been nearly 70 years since the end of World War II, but Croatian writer Dasa Drndic makes the war and its countless horrors feel fresh and urgent in her latest novel "Trieste." Ellen Elias-Bursac …

The Lost City of Z

• <b>Author:</b> David Grann<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson.</b><p>In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. …

Coda to "Piano Man"

<i>(To the tune of “Piano Man”)</i><p>Now Paul is a real-estate novelist<p>Who never had time for a wife<p>His first novel, <i>Mortgaging Murder</i>, was released to little …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

10 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

<i>Photo Courtesy Michael Mohr. Article by Ian Crouch, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Just what is travel writing? Sometimes it tells the story of a journey -- the initial excitement of a ship leaving port or the joy of watching the sun rise in a brand-new place. Often it celebrates the act of …

Literature

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Take a Dip<p>Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.<p>09.02.13 4:45 AM ET

William Faulkner Resigns From His Post Office Job With a Spectacular Letter (1924)

Working a dull civil service job ill-suited to your talents does not make you a writer, but plenty of famous writers have worked such jobs. Nathaniel …

Mystery Series' Portly P.I. Peels Back The Layers Of Delhi Society

For an introduction to India's cultural and culinary delights, you might hop a flight to Delhi or book a trip to Mumbai. But to meet the country sans passport free of airport indignities, you could just curl up with the crime novels of Tarquin Hall.<p>Vish Puri, Hall's opinionated private …

“People ask a lot of their books. They want them to be amazing, they want them to be cheap, they want them the moment they walk through my door. I often feel like a kind of carnival showman, flashing bright colors in front of the customer, hoping something catches their eye.” The latest installment of Kelly McMaster’s Notes from the Bookshop: http://tpr.ly/17kqkJb.

Swallowing rivals outweighs brand innovation in global beer business

In early October, Labatt Breweries of Canada bought up Toronto-based Mill Street Brewery, one of Canada's largest independent beer makers.<p>A week later, Labatt's foreign parent, Belgian-based beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, struck a $104-billion (U.S.) deal to acquire its nearest rival, South …

Pack Your Bags: 3 Books About Coming To America

Can there be any experience more kaleidoscopic in its emotions, more full of hopes and fears and just plain confusions, than that of coming to America? I'm no expert, certainly — but my research on immigration for my recent novel, as well as my own family history, points to a process of continual …

Follow Favorite: dguttenfelder

David Guttenfelder’s iPhone photos give a rare and intimate glimpse into a backwards, enigmatic world—he photographs North Korea at cell-phone camera …

10 of Literature’s Most Unreliable Narrators

It was 55 years ago today that Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel <i>Lolita</i> was first published in the US. Nabokov’s remarkable prose is as evocative …

Literature

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …