PW Picks: On Sale the Week of January 9, 2012

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'Paterson,' '20th Century Women' and more critics' picks

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-30

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Click title for full review. Arrival Amy Adams stars in this elegant, involving science-fiction drama that is...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, January 9, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-01-06

This week: Dumas's sequel to "The Three Musketeers," plus Ayelet Waldman on microdosing.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, January 16, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-01-13

This week: Han Kang's follow-up to "The Vegetarian," plus true stories of imaginary illnesses.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, January 23, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-01-20

This week: the book that changed America, and an early candidate for the best graphic biography of 2017.

Metro picks controversial contractor to build the next phase of the Westside's Purple Line

Los Angeles Times – 2017-01-27

Local transportation officials on Thursday hired one of the more controversial names in California construction to build a $2.4-billion section of the Westside subway, which will connect Century...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, January 30, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-01-27

This week: the oddly musical mysteries in the motion of the planets, plus love and art in 1950s Manhattan.

MLB fines Cardinals $2 million, strips them of draft picks in hacking scandal

Los Angeles Times – 2017-01-31

The St. Louis Cardinals were fined $2 million and stripped of their two top draft picks Monday, the long-awaited punishment by Major League Baseball after their former scouting director repeatedly...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 6, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-02-03

This week: new novels from John Darnielle and Viet Thanh Nguyen, plus how medicine changed the end of life.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 13, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-02-10

This week: the first novel by George Saunders, plus a history of cannibalism.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 20, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-02-17

This week: a girl begins receiving letters from her dead sister, plus the violent mutiny on the HMS "Hermione."

WATCH: Good Housekeeping magazine's top picks for leggings

ABC News – 2017-02-21

Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto shares the magazine's top picks for the best leggings.

Rights Watch: An Israeli Agency’s Picks for Young Readers

Publishing Perspectives – 2017-02-23

Literary agent Stephanie Barrouillet is preparing her rights list of French, Spanish and international children's books to showcase at the Bologna Book Fair The post Rights Watch: An Israeli...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 27, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-02-24

This week: a powerful thriller for fans of Ruth Rendell, and a stellar Angela Carter biography.

Kennedy Library picks Obama for 'Profiles in Courage' award

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-02

Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday was named this year's winner of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library's "Profile in Courage" award, an annual honor for leaders who stand up to...

Literary agents' LBF top picks 2017

The Bookseller – 2017-03-03

Literary Agents tell us about the titles they will be bringing to London Book Fair 2017. 

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 6, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-03-03

This week: Dan Chaon's terrifying masterpiece, plus an espionage novel set during the October Revolution of 1917.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 13, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-03-10

This week: new books from Hari Kunzru, Elif Batuman, and more.

Picador picks up second book from Stevens

The Bookseller – 2017-03-16

Picador has acquired a new book by Nell Stevens, author of forthcoming Bleaker House.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 20, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-03-17

This week: a historical novel about the first female Pinkerton detective, plus a brilliant true-crime epic set during the reign of Louis XIV.

McDermid picks her ‘New Blood’ authors

The Bookseller – 2017-03-18

Fiona Cummins, Jane Harper, Joseph Knox and Kristen Lepionka have been revealed as the four debut authors picked by crime writer Val McDermid for her influential “New Blood” panel at the...

IOC sets up group to look at double 2024 and 2028 Olympic picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-18

The International Olympic Committee has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year. IOC President Thomas Bach has...

Sarah MacLean picks the best romance novels to read this month

The Washington Post – 2017-03-24

New books by Kit Rocha, Jennifer L. Armentrout and SarahTitle

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 27, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-03-24

This week: Hannah Tinti's excellent new novel, inspired by the 12 labors of Hercules, plus Emma Donoghue's new children's book.

N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton,' Eagles 'Greatest Hits' make Library of Congress' 2016 picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-29

Judy Garland’s 1939 recording of “Over the Rainbow,” the Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits” album, N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” and David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy...

A treasure trove for book lovers: Michael Dirda picks books about books

The Washington Post – 2017-03-30

A selection of titles that celebrate the art of book making, collecting and just loving books

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee picks his candidate in the 2018 governor's race

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-29

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 29, 2017, 12:24 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, April 3, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-03-31

This week: an absorbingly creepy debut novel set in a decaying old mansion, plus Mary Gaitskill's excellent essay collection.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, April 10, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-04-07

This week: the genius of the music of Prince, plus a madcap thriller full of hidden identities.

UCLA's Ike Anigbogu picks an agent and is headed for the NBA draft

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-21

Ike Anigbogu presumably wasn’t trying to be ironic when he wore a UCLA basketball shirt in a photo that was posted on Twitter on Thursday. The Bruins center smiled as he stood next to NBA agent...

NFL draft preview: What to expect when AFC and NFC South teams make their picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-24

The NFL draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Chicago. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, in the second of four daily parts, the South divisions: AFC...

NFL draft preview: What to expect when AFC and NFC North teams make their picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-25

The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, in the third of four daily parts, the North divisions: NFC...

NFL draft preview: What to expect when the NFC and AFC West divisions make their picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-26

The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, in the final of four daily parts, the West divisions: NFC...

Rounding up some unusual suspects: Michael Dirda’s mystery book picks

The Washington Post – 2017-04-27

“Death in the Dark,” “The Rumble Murders” and other cat-and-mouse tales you might have missed.

Rams pick their spots, then spot their picks in Day 2 of the draft

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-29

There was no splash factor this year, no attempt to become the story of the NFL draft. The Rams, without a first-round pick, finally got their chance in the second round Friday — and then decided...

Chargers send a message they're ready to compete now with draft picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-30

Philip Rivers, who in the eyes of so many people, himself probably included, is the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers, took the stage at his team’s new home Saturday morning to a massive amount...

All the free comics available on Free Comic Book Day, and our top picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-07

Our picks on Free Comic Book Day.

France's Macron angers ally with parliament picks

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-12

Tensions over French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's bid to redraw France's political map burst into the open Friday as a key ally was left furious ahead of crucial parliamentary elections next...

Sarah MacLean picks the best romance books to read this month

The Washington Post – 2017-05-16

‘The Girl Who Knew Too Much,’ ‘The Thing About Love’ and ‘You May Kiss the Bride’

10 best books of May: the Monitor's picks

The Christian Science Monitor – 2017-05-20

A journalistic tour de force tracing the movements of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. An achingly beautiful novel about interracial adoption. The story of the Russian revolution. They're very different...

How to read like Bill Gates: Billionaire's top book picks for 2017

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2017-05-27

Bill Gates has each year releases a list of his good summer reads. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist this year unveiled his reading list in time for a sunny Memorial Day weekend in...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 29, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-05-26

This week: David Sedaris's diaries, plus the complete Jack Reacher stories.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 22, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-05-19

This week: a wonderful biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, plus the controversial novel that inspired last year's hit movie 'Elle.'

5 Picks: Gay Caesar, Standing Rock and opera with an edge

Los Angeles Times – 2017-06-04

Mark the calendar: As we roll deeper into June, here are some of the performances and exhibitions that have caught the curiosity of Times critics, staff writers and contributors. 1. 'Young Caesar'...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 5, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-02

This week: Anthony Horowitz's brilliant Agatha Christie–like mystery, plus an investigation into the Donner Party.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 12, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-09

This week: new books from Roxane Gay, Teju Cole, and more.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 19, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-16

This week: Don Winslow's latest novel, plus what happens between life and death.

Later picks bring Lakers shooting, defensive skills

Los Angeles Times – 2017-06-23

The average Lakers fan was probably satisfied with the team’s selection of Lonzo Ball at No. 2 overall. But with control over the Brooklyn Nets’ No. 27 pick thanks to their trade of D’Angelo...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 26, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-23

This week: the true story of the year-long quest to catch a Greenland shark, which can live up to 400 years.

10 best books of June: the Monitor's picks

The Christian Science Monitor – 2017-06-30

June books are summer books, but that doesn't mean they're not intelligent. Here are 10 new titles that the Monitor's book critics found to be good blends of entertainment and smarts.

Bill to create panel that could remove Trump from office quietly picks up Democratic support

Yahoo! News – 2017-06-30

A bill sponsored by Rep. Jamie Raskin to create a panel that could remove President Trump from office under the 25th Amendment is gaining support from Democrats, including Rep. John Conyers.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 3, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-30

This week: a thriller featuring a creepy DVD, plus an excellent essay collection about the beauty of everyday mundanities.

'Baby Driver,' 'Okja,' 'The Ornithologist' and more movie picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-07-03

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Baby Driver Edgar Wright's exuberant, one-of-a-kind vehicular-action-thriller-musical-romance stars Ansel Elgort...

Kings hope they scored big with top draft picks Gabe Vilardi and Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Los Angeles Times – 2017-07-06

There might come a day when Gabe Vilardi walks into the Kings’ dressing room as a man among boys. On this day, though, Vilardi, was a wide-eyed boy wonder when he toured the Kings’ practice...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 10, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-07-07

This week: an oral history of Bob Marley, plus an existential mystery in which a couple's neighbors strangely stop speaking to them.

Lakers' three first-round picks all sit out

Los Angeles Times – 2017-07-11

As the Lakers took the court Monday night, fans began chanting for the player who has drawn record crowds to the Las Vegas Summer League. “We want Lonzo!” came a chorus from somewhere around...

Pearson picks up $1bn from Penguin – but no treat for investors | Nils Pratley

The Guardian – 2017-07-12

The education business sold nearly half its stake in the publisher to Bertelsmann, but much of the proceeds will be reinvestedPearson is still going to own a quarter of Penguin Random House, so...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 17, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-07-14

This week: what if there were a machine that could reveal your deepest secret? Plus: a definitive Thoreau biography.

Writing advice and F.L.O.W.: This week's picks from the literary Web

Los Angeles Times – 2017-07-27

Don't you want to know what's happening online and in Los Angeles in the world of books?

Hollywood picks Gavin Newsom over Antonio Villaraigosa in California's race for governor

Los Angeles Times – 2017-08-04

As mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa built relationships in Hollywood: He sought the counsel of studio heads, fought for state tax credits to keep film and television production in the city...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, August 7, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-08-04

This week: a mother abandons her family with $40,000 in a backpack, plus what science says about UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 31, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-07-28

This week: Proust's letters to his neighbor, plus a brilliant and claustrophobic novel from Lizzie Borden's perspective.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 24, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-07-21

This week: a utopian society gone wrong, plus the brilliant short stories of Fleur Jaeggy.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, August 21, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-08-18

This week: Knausgaard's latest, plus the novel that won the Irish Book Award’s Crime Novel of the Year.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, August 14, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-08-11

This week: an absorbing account of the case of Willie James Grimes, plus Paul Yoon's beautiful story collection.

Uber picks up new CEO from Expedia

Los Angeles Times – 2017-08-28

Uber has chosen Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of travel booking website Expedia, to be its new chief executive, according to a source unauthorized to comment publicly. Khosrowshahi’s...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, August 28, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-08-25

This week: an eerie, dilapidated former orphanage, plus the Portuguese masterpiece 'The Book of Disquiet.'

PW Picks: Books of the Week, September 4, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-09-01

This week: new books from John le Carré, Jesmyn Ward, Salman Rushdie, and more.

'The Wound' and more movie picks for Sept. 8

Los Angeles Times – 2017-09-09

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Baby Driver Edgar Wright’s exuberant, one-of-a-kind vehicular-action-thriller-musical-romance stars Ansel Elgort...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, September 18, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-09-15

This week: new books from Toni Morrison, Alice McDermott, and Nelson DeMille.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, September 11, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-09-08

This week: Lisbeth Salander's latest case, plus new books from Celeste Ng and Nicole Krauss.

Hyperloop One Picks 10 Best Possible Routes In Worldwide Locations

Yahoo! News – 2017-09-14

Hyperloop One has chosen 10 best possible routes for its high-speed transportation in locations around the world.

Mission Viejo picks off a victory against Long Beach Poly

Los Angeles Times – 2017-09-16

It was halftime of a physical, demanding football game matching public school powers Mission Viejo and Long Beach Poly. USC coach Clay Helton was on the sideline Friday night admiring the intensity. ...

Trump picks fights with the NFL and the NBA — and top athletes fight back

Los Angeles Times – 2017-09-24

President Trump has picked fights with two of the nation’s most popular professional sports leagues, setting off a Twitter war with top athletes who were quick to fight back in an extraordinary...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, September 25, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-09-22

This week: a new story collection from James McBride, plus an excellent Scandinavian crime thriller.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Apart The Science Of Iconic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Scenes

Yahoo! News – 2017-09-25

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has some good news and bad news for the creative team behind “Game of Thrones.”

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Bookseller Picks

Publishers Weekly – 2017-09-29

Our favorite booksellers pick their favorite books.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, October 2, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-09-29

This week: new books from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jennifer Egan, and more.

FBF 2017: agent picks

The Bookseller – 2017-10-02

A memoir from Rose Tremain, a slew of upmarket psychological thrillers and arguably the highest-ever representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic authors are some of the major highlights...

Picks are in for Week 6 of college football season: Times experts are like-minded

Los Angeles Times – 2017-10-06

Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results,...

Sam Farmer's NFL Week 5 picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-10-06

The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 9-7 (.563); season 38-25 (.603). Using point spreads with...

Hot Key cherry-picks Italian YA début

The Bookseller – 2017-10-11

Hot Key has acquired The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Italian débutant Paola Peretti.

Australian woman casually picks up stranded shark with her bare hands  

Yahoo! News – 2017-10-11

An Australian woman has found online fame after a clip of her casually picking up a stranded shark was posted on Facebook. Melissa Hatheier, a Sydney-based estate agent, rescued the lost shark from a...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, October 9, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-06

This week: Alice Hoffman's prequel to 'Practical Magic,' the man who captured Lincoln's ghost, and more.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, October 16, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-13

This week: Walter Isaacson's biography of Leonardo da Vinci, plus Amy Tan's wise and profound memoir.

Picks are in for Week 8 of college football season: Should be a close call in South Bend

Los Angeles Times – 2017-10-20

Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results,...

USC cornerback Iman Marshall is injured and Notre Dame picks on his replacement

Los Angeles Times – 2017-10-22

Iman Marshall sat on the trainer’s table in the first quarter of USC’s loss to Notre Dame with his head down and welcomed a procession of teammates and coaches. Marshall’s left knee was propped...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, October 23, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-20

This week: Oliver Sacks's new book, plus a look inside the world of an undercover Muslim FBI agent.

In the clash of American cultures, John Kelly picks his side

Yahoo! News – 2017-10-24

Some military heroes make the transition to civilian office easily; others' military mindset makes them a bad fit for high government office. John Kelly, the four-star Marine general serving as...

Papa John's Picks Laundry Service as Its New Creative Agency

Advertising Age – 2017-10-31

Grey, the incumbent creative agency, was participating, and so was Grey's parent company WPP.The win comes a few weeks after Laundry Service signed a deal with ESPN to collaborate on branded digital...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, October 30, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-10-27

This week: Isabel Allende's new novel, plus what we think about when we think about soccer.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 6, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-03

This week: Banville’s sequel to Henry James’s "The Portrait of a Lady," plus chef Nobu Matsuhisa's memoir.

BiblioBoard, PW Team Up to Support 'Popup Picks' Library Reading Program

Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-02

The program will officially kick off on November 7, with a collection of geolocated, unlimited-use e-books selected by librarians and editorial partners, including Publishers Weekly.

Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 10

Los Angeles Times – 2017-11-10

The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 8-5 (.615); season 81-51(.614). Using point spreads with...

Subscription-Based Car Buying Picks Up Steam

Advertising Age – 2017-11-14

Join us in New York this Wednesday and Thursday for Ad Age Next, a new event where top marketers and innovators such as Procter & Gamble, Amazon, Wayfair, Google, Walmart, The Washington Post, Burger...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 13, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-10

This week: Kevin Young's history of American hoaxers and liars, plus Andy Weir's latest novel.

Sam Farmer's NFL Week 11 picks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-11-17

The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 10-4 (.714); season 91-55 (.623). Using point spreads...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 20, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-11-17

This week: an essential biography of Stevie Nicks, and more.

The Times' college football experts make their picks: Everyone likes Bruins over Bears

Los Angeles Times – 2017-11-22

Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results,...

'Call Me by Your Name,' '1945' and other movie picks for Nov. 24

Los Angeles Times – 2017-11-23

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang. Battle of the Sexes This enjoyable and entertaining film, with the gifted and innately likable actors Emma Stone and Steve Carell...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, December 4, 2017

Publishers Weekly – 2017-12-01

This week: the horrifying realities of America’s nuclear-weapons apparatus, plus a novelist's guide to revision.

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