Monday, September 21, 2015



Syahirah Mokhtazar The characters in "How to Train Your Dragon" have each matured over three films,

Number one Chinese restaurant by Lillian Li: Full of flavour

Sarah GilmartinTwo brilliant novels in recent years, Stephanie Danler's Sweetbitter and Merritt Tierce's debut Love Me

Fate of the Nation

Ahmed HelalThe book, "How Guangdong Changed China" (Je Vabe Guangdong Chinke Bodle Dilo) is written by

'Adda de Poetica' held at NDUB

Notre Dame University Bangladesh English Club (NDUBEC) organised a seminar on contemporary world poetry entitled 'Adda de Poetica'

Sheikh Anwar's 4 books at book fair

Country's largest annual book festival Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela' is going on the premises of Bangla Academy and

'Lethal White': Rowling strikes again with fun, compelling read

Martin Spice Let's get this out of the way at the beginning: Lethal White is a

Humayun Ahmed's novel 'Deyal' and the surrender of educated class

Haider Mohammad JituIn the introduction of 'Deyal' Anisuzzaman said, however it got some criticism I believed

'High Flying Bird' is a dazzling examination of issues in pro basketball

Kenneth Turan When a film advertises itself, as "High Flying Bird" does, as the joint product

The Lego Movie 2: Everything is a little less awesome than last time

Tara Brady "Everything is not awesome," sing the Lego Movie collective at a late, crucial juncture

Bengali's literary venture in Canadian literature

Surajit Roy MajumderDown my university days as an out-going literature graduate in early 1990s, I once

'Meet Me At The Museum': Quietly intelligent debut novel

Martin SpiceThe bog people, and Tollund Man in particular, seem to have particular resonance at the

Remarkable book of Rabindra Sangeet

Merit Fair Publications of Dhaka, Bangladesh has brought a remarkable book on Rabindra Sangeet and its rhythm and

Escape Room: Not for serious problem solvers

Tara Brady There was a degree of nervousness about Escape Room's European release, particularly in Poland

The Burning Chambers is a rollicking historical adventure

Martin SpiceFirst the Cathars, then the Huguenots. The area of south-west France in which Kate Mosse

Finding Neverland misses Peter Pan magic

Kareb D’souza No disrespect to Tinkerbell but "Finding Neverland" never locates any magic. This formulaic Broadway

The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's wartime writing to Churchill and Roosevelt

David B. WoolnerGiven the enormous number of books that have been written about the diplomacy of

A darkly brilliant new novel from Michael Connelly

Martin SpiceMichael Connelly is not only one of the best crime writers around but also one

'Holmes & Watson': The case of the ho-hum whodunit

Ben KenigsbergIn Arthur Conan Doyle's original telling, Sherlock Holmes indulged in morphine and cocaine because the

Portrait of a romantic outlaw

John LuiThe movie "The Old Man and The Gun" is based on a true story.Forrest Tucker

The Mere Wife: Rich modern reworking of 'Beowulf'

Anna CareyIn a mountain above a town lived a monster and his mother. In a mountain

'The Upside': Odd-couple comedy

Soren Andersen "The Upside" is selling uplift. Selling it hard. Selling it so hard that at

'Varina' by Charles Frazier paints a compelling portrait of an unusual woman

Shashi KalaSome 21 years ago, Charles Frazier's debut novel, Cold Mountain, a lyrical and moving love

'Destroyer,' desperation is skin deep

Peter Keough Neither dense, distracting makeup nor confused, convoluted chronology can disguise the fact that Karyn

'Around the World in 80 Trees' by Jonathan Drori

Ornella D'SouzaParents can go to the wildest lengths to involve their children in their interests, hoping

Quondam: Travels in a once world review

Riona Judge McCormackIn 1834, armed with several letters of introduction, Englishman Henry Inglis embarked on a

'Bumblebee': Breathing new life into the transformers

Michael CheangWhen was the last time I actually enjoyed a Transformers movie? The first one in

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