How to read the hip hop genre textbook

Hip hop was invented in the early 20th century, with the first major label releasing a hit called “Pimp a Butterfly” in 1940.That was followed by the arrival of other rappers such as Eazy-E, the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.The genre grew with the rise of the R&B/hip-hop industry in the late 1960s, and became popular during the 1970s and […]

What’s New in History?

The New York Times Book Review is excited to present a brand new online edition of the popular book history textbook The History of the World by the University of California, Berkeley.This online edition is a major update to the text with a fresh, modern, and accessible look at history and world events from a wide variety of perspectives.The book […]

China’s history of Asia is in the world’s textbooks

China’s history textbooks are full of historical inaccuracies, including claims that the country never conquered Japan, which it did in World War II.In the textbook of Chinese history, titled History of Asia: Aotearoa, it claims that Japan never occupied China, a claim that contradicts the official history of the country that was published in 1945.The textbook also contains several errors […]

How to Get Your Dad to Buy You a New Apple iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that “there’s a very good chance” his son, 10-year-old Jack, will buy a new Apple iPhone when he turns 12 this year.Cook spoke with Bloomberg News in an interview published Thursday in which he revealed that he will be using his own money to buy the iPhone.He explained:There’s a lot of potential for us to […]

Which Secret History Books Are Worth the Price of a Book?

New York Times bestselling author of The Secret History of the World and The Secret World of Tomorrow is back with the fourth installment of the Grant History Channel’s family history channel series, Family History: The Grant Collection.The Grant family history collection, which celebrates the rich legacy of Grant and his son John, is an invaluable collection that provides access […]