Get away from holiday stress and crummy weather with our romance picks for December. We’ve got great contemporary stories and a charming inversion of that classic Regency trope, the forced engagement. (Image credit: )
“Fearless Girl” is on the move. The sculpture, which once stared down the “Charging Bull” statue, has officially moved a few blocks over to face an even bigger beast, the New York Stock Exchange.
Fresh Air‘s book critic recommends the ten best books of the year, including The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai’s sweeping story about the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.
Autonomous vehicles could be the “most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car,” says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz. (Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
Performance artist Marina Abramovic is the still point at the center of Heather Rose’s new novel, as a motley cast of characters come to see her sitting at a table in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. (Image credit: Emily Bogle/NPR)
Biographer Linda Gordon chronicles Morath’s escape from Nazi Germany, her boundary-breaking career and her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller. (Image credit: Lefevre/AP)