Steve Donoghue reviews Martyn Lyons's Books: A Living History for The National, 25 November.
Elizabeth Weingarten, "The Mystery of the Little Norwegian Chessmen," Slate, 23 November, introduces "The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis," an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum's The Cloisters in Manhattan. "An Angsty Queen, A Deadly Elephant and Other Early Chess Pieces From the Cloisters Collection," Slate, 23 November, is a slide show of chess pieces from the Cloisters' collections.
Elisabeth Luard, "Clarissa Dickson Wright's culinary England," TLS, 23 November, reviews Wright's A History of English Food.
Julian Bell, "Leonardo in London," TLS, 23 November, reviews Luke Syson, et al., Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan and "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan," an exhibit at London's National Gallery. See also: Luker, "Leonardo da Vinci – Painter at the Court of Milan," Cliopatria, 18 November.
A. Y., "Angelo Soliman: An exceptional life, an ignominious death," Prospero, 23 November, reviews "Soliman: An African in Vienna," an exhibit at Vienna's Wien Museum.
A. O. Scott, "Taming Unruly Desires and Invisible Monsters," NYT, 22 November, and Dana Stevens for Slate, 23 November, review David Cronenberg's film about the break between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method. It's based on John Kerr's A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein.
Jana Prikryl, "Erosion: On Errol Morris," Nation, 21 November, reviews Morris's Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography. Francis Reynolds's "Warring Impulses: Photography's Documentary and Artistic Strains," Nation, 23 November, is a video history of photography narrated by Prikryl.
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