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Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, Martina Mondadori Sartogo, and Markus Langes-Swarovski Host the Book of Dreams Party in Milan

Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Markus Langes Swarovski, and Giovanna Battaglia EngelbertPhoto: Stéphane Feugère Milanese aristocratic families are notoriously averse to showing off their possessions, privacy being of utmost importance here, ingrained in a culture of elegant discretion. Yet behind the closed doors of imposing palazzos, one can often find rarefied magnificence and exquisite artistic treasures worthy […]

Living the American Dream — in Hiding

Jose Antonio Vargas comes from a family of gamblers, and in his new book, “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen,” he’s upping the ante — or maybe, given the current executive’s predilection for travel bans and family separations, he’s going all in. Vargas recalls the enormous wager his family made 25 years ago, when […]

Do Babies Dream When They’re in REM Sleep?

During sleep the mind is a “remarkable engine of problem solving.” In the 1960s, as the journalist Alice Robb explains in her forthcoming book Why We Dream, the psychologist David Foulkes theorized that children seldom remember their dreams before age 9. Foulkes continued his research into pediatric dreaming over the decades and in his 2002 […]

This New Book Writes About People That Not Many Others Do

Abdullah Khan (47) was helping his younger brother study for his exams, when he first chanced upon a copy of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Khan was flipping through the groundbreaking dystopian allegory when he discovered that Orwell was born in Motihari—a sleepy town and capital of Bihar’s East Champaran district—which also happened to be where […]

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Dream Country,’ by Shannon Gibney | Film, Music Reviews

“Dream Country” by Shannon Gibney; Dutton (335 pages, $17.99) When refugees of Liberia’s civil war began arriving in Minnesota in the 1990s, they encountered the typical challenges of new immigrants, along with some unexpected resentment from U.S.-born blacks. Minneapolis writer Shannon Gibney’s new novel, “Dream Country,” traces the roots of this conflict, following five generations […]