A fantastical aquatic find is at the center of a mordantly absurdist eco-comedy.
An “outbreak of peace” on December 25, 1914, along the Western Front.
Cookbooks with preservation (and some advance preparation) at heart. By Greg Lauro.
By DONALD HALL
A still-vigorous U.S. Poet Laureate’s view of octogenarian life: concision, health battles, and growing a very long beard. Review by Danny Heitman.
Real talk about Frosty and Rudolph.
Twenty beloved books (and pieces) from the year that was. You may now exhale.
The Victorian world of debtor’s prison is back, and some are looking to profit.
In a year-end edition of Reading Romance, Alyssa Morris catches up with the ones that (almost) got away.
A cache of letters reveals that a family’s escape from Nazi genocide was incomplete.
In 1912, a group of British researchers found what they thought would be a historic fossil. It entered history for a different reason.
Two Russian-American writers on the strange things that happen when East meets West.
Alexander Chee on why a love story set in a Nazi concentration camp may prove a standout chapter in the novelist’s defiant career.
A trio of novellas from 2014 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature shuttles readers between Paris past and present. Review by Anna Mundow.
Heller McAlpin returns with her third annual guide to “Charmers” — books that combine substance with immediate pleasure.
Why Henderson Smith’s debut novel, a tale of suffering and the hope of rescue in the northern West, is on the critic’s short list of the year’s best fiction. By Katherine A. Powers.
Authors and artists on the stories –true and otherwise — that defined their year.
Sixty-five years ago, Chiang Kai-shek established a Chinese Nationalist government on the island of Taiwan.