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Best Arts & Culture Books of 2020

  • NONFICTION

    THE AGE OF FOOTBALL

    FEB. 18, 2020

NONFICTION

THE AGE OF FOOTBALL

by David Goldblatt

Superb: Essential reading not just for fans of the sport, but also for students of geopolitics. Full review >

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    WARHOL

    APRIL 21, 2020

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WARHOL

by Blake Gopnik

A fascinating, major work that will spark endless debates. Full review >

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    COUNTERPOINT

    FEB. 18, 2020

  • NONFICTION

    THE BIGGEST BLUFF

    JUNE 23, 2020

NONFICTION

THE BIGGEST BLUFF

by Maria Konnikova

A smart and subtle delight—highly recommended for fans of cards and brain-hacking alike. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CHASING CHOPIN

    AUG. 11, 2020

NONFICTION

CHASING CHOPIN

by Annik LaFarge

A seamless blend of the musical and literary verve, with just enough research to ground and elucidate. Full review >

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    FUNNY WEATHER

    MAY 12, 2020

NONFICTION

FUNNY WEATHER

by Olivia Laing

Vibrant commentary on art and society by a writer with a sharp eye for the offbeat. Full review >

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    CULTURE WARLORDS

    OCT. 13, 2020

NONFICTION

CULTURE WARLORDS

by Talia Lavin

Righteous indignation meets techie magic to shine light on one of America’s most malignant warts. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THREE RINGS

    SEPT. 8, 2020

  • NONFICTION

    WORLD OF WONDERS

    SEPT. 8, 2020

  • NONFICTION

    DOLLY PARTON, SONGTELLER

    NOV. 17, 2020

NONFICTION

DOLLY PARTON, SONGTELLER

by Dolly Parton with Robert K. Oermann

A splashy, entertaining guide to the lyrics of one of the most popular musicians of our time. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BRING THAT BEAT BACK

    APRIL 28, 2020

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BRING THAT BEAT BACK

by Nate Patrin

No one wants a dry hip-hop book, and Patrin’s work is thoroughly engaging from first needle drop to last. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CAN'T EVEN

    SEPT. 22, 2020

NONFICTION

CAN'T EVEN

by Anne Helen Petersen

A well-researched and -rendered analysis of why so many millennials feel overwhelmed despite their best efforts. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    RECOLLECTIONS OF MY NONEXISTENCE

    MARCH 10, 2020

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