A Southern Bookstore Serving Up a Little Bit of Everything

For bibliophiles with plenty of time to browse, Richmond’s Chop Suey Books offers a feast of “gently used” books packed into its two-floor store. By J. D. Biersdorfer RICHMOND, Va. — “The joke was that when we opened up, we had three Civil War books,” said Ward Tefft, owner of Chop Suey Books, “But we’re in Richmond […]

In ‘Spring,’ Ali Smith’s Series Takes Its Most Political Turn

By Dwight Garner “How’re you doing,” a character asks in “Spring,” Ali Smith’s new novel, “apart from the end of liberal capitalist democracy?” “Spring” is the third novel in a projected seasonal cycle that began with “Autumn” in 2017 and continued last year with “Winter.” This is the most political book thus far in this earthy and humane series. Its […]

The True-Crime Story That Harper Lee Tried and Failed to Write

By Michael Lewis FURIOUS HOURSMurder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper LeeBy Casey Cep Harper Lee was funny and profane and hard-drinking and seemingly uninterested in the role she created for herself: the famous writer who refused to write. She’d been 34 years old when she published “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It had sold several […]

Four Design Books to Spruce Up Your Home

By Eve M. Kahn The Italian designers Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi, who partnered in a Modena practice from the 1960s until the ‘80s, spent their spare time obsessively sketching trees in all seasons for editions of “The Architecture of Trees” (Princeton Architectural Press, $125, 424 pp.). The book is newly available in English, and expanded […]

Gabriel García Márquez, Journalist? A Book Revives the Novelist’s First Calling

By Dwight Garner Gabriel García Márquez, “Gabo” to his friends, lived for journalism. He wrote for newspapers and magazines his entire life, and he founded six publications himself. He once said, against the wisdom of the ages, “I do not want to be remembered for ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude,’ nor for the Nobel Prize, but […]

Christian Yelich Returns With Homer to Cap Brewers’ Sweep of Mets

By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich homered in his return to the lineup, and Zach Davies pitched into the eighth inning, leading the Milwaukee Brewers past the Mets, 3-2, on Sunday for a sweep of their three-game series. The teams were coming off an 18-inning game on Saturday night, the longest in Miller Park […]

N.H.L. Playoffs: Blues Knock Out Stars Goalie and Force Game 7

By The Associated Press DALLAS — Colton Parayko did not score for the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, but he still delivered a stunning blow to the Dallas Stars. Parayko’s hard shot from the slot hit Ben Bishop’s left shoulder, knocking the Stars goalie onto his back and deflecting the puck to deep in the circle. […]

N.B.A. Playoffs: Nuggets Rebound From 4-Overtime Loss to Top Blazers

By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — The Denver Nuggets have been good at bouncing back all season. Not even a draining four-overtime defeat could keep them down. Nikola Jokic had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second straight triple-double and fourth of the playoffs, and the Nuggets evened their Western Conference semifinal […]

Yankees Top the Mariners as C.C. Sabathia Bests Felix Hernandez

By The Associated Press The Yankees pounced on Felix Hernandez, building a big cushion for C.C. Sabathia in a showdown of acclaimed veteran pitchers, and defeated the Seattle Mariners, 7-3, on Monday. Luke Voit, Brett Gardner and Thairo Estrada homered off Hernandez, giving Sabathia a 6-0 lead after two innings, and the Yankees held on for […]

Bucks One Game Short of Conference Finals After Beating Celtics

By The Associated Press BOSTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 39 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 113-101 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series on Monday night, moving Milwaukee within one win of its first trip to the conference finals since 2001. The Bucks have won […]