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By ANDREW ROBERTS
Was the ruler of the first French Empire a hero, or a tyrant? The answer lies in how you read him, writes Charles Reinhardt.
The author of “The Buried Giant” talks about his novel of a medieval “never-never land” and its resonance with very real history. A conversation with Hope Whitmore.
By THOMAS McGUANE
The antic storytelling of a modest master finds mischievous fun in the romance and family life of the American West. Review by Stefan Beck.
Alexander McQueen and John Galliano were just cheeky boys, until they became defiant titans of fashion. Review by Kelley Hoffman.
An alumni of the Discover program and a newcomer to it discuss the power they both draw meditation and ritual.
A bestselling author on the carpentry skills that he applies to crafting fiction.
This week in reading history: Winston Churchill coins “the Iron Curtain”, giving name to a globe-splitting cultural divide.
The iconic musician on the cities in her head, what it means to sell out, and what still inspires to create art after the end of a thirty-year run with her former band Sonic Youth.
The “Dean of American Rock Critics” earns high marks for his frank look at the challenges and joys of self-assessment.
In his twentieth book in twenty years, a renowned writer “drills down into the strangeness of contemporary life.”
A critic’s month that was: D’Angelo, Dylan, Saul Goodman, and L.A.’s storied soundtrack.
The novelist behind “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” and “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia” takes on globalization in his first nonfiction foray.
When a psychoanalyst opens up his case files, optimistic insights on mortality and love spring forth.
How a writer’s true-life tussle with Stalin’s police became a rich novel of exile and resistance.