Reading Thanksgiving Day: the riches of nature in autumn, and the gratitude of those who have too little.
Home for the holidays: a daughter’s tribute to her mother Laurie Colwin, the writer whose graceful observations of family and the domestic made her an icon.
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The new novel from the author of Waiting is based on a true story of a Chinese mole among American spies. Review by Donna Rifkind.
A writer who faced down love and consequences in fact and in fiction. Essay by Heller McAlpin.
Introducing Greil Marcus’s lively column of everyday culture and found objects “Real Life Rock Top Ten” to the Review.
The author’s favorite novels about challenges of faith, and the struggle to understand the divine.
“We all made it this far in evolutionary history. So scientifically, we are all in this together.”
Introducing “Chef’s Notes”: Dispatches — from our source in a restaurant kitchen — on new cookbooks.
This week in history: the smartphone debuts, forever changing language, commerce, and those at data’s helm.
The author’s return to the town of Gilead, Iowa, and one woman’s entry into a new life. Review by John Freeman.
Is the Ebola outbreak a harbinger of epidemics to come? Review by Peter Lewis.
How Weimar culture gave birth to a sexual revolution. Review by Jessa Crispin.
A philosophy professor’s life of the mind founders on earthier ground.
A fictional portrait of the coal strike that threatened to tear 1980s Britain apart.
An essayist pursues harsh reality head-on, and finds candor to be more complicated than she’d thought.