Lie Better: David Lagerkrantz on Lisbeth’s Return
Bringing Steig Larsson's characters to thrilling life, one more time....
“The Heat, Not the Humility”
This week in history, the last swing of the "greatest hitter who ever lived."
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic
The author of "Eat, Pray, Love" wants you to unlock your creativity. And don't quit that day job. A Conversation with Michele Filgate.
REAL LIFE ROCK TOP 10
Really Loud Librarians
Carrie Brownstein's "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl" takes us into a world where the smallest gesture can set off a creative explosion. Greil Marcus reviews.
A READING LIFE
The Pope’s Daughter
Was Lucrezia Borgia one of the most sinister figures of the Italian Renaissance? Or just a woman who learned to wield power. Katherine A. Powers reviews.
A Toehold on the Dream: Angela Flournoy and Tayari Jones
The respective authors of "The Turner House" and "Silver Sparrow" on the pull of Detroit, writing about today's burning issues, and the eternal question: Michael Jackson or Prince?
The Beautiful Bureaucrat
A debut novel of dystopian data entry and a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown - or whistleblower breakthrough. Review by Paul Di Filippo.
READING IN COMMON
The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives
A teacher of fellow caregivers has written a story that stands tall among recently "moving books that help demystify illness and mortality." Review by Heller McAlpin.
A Neighbor’s Knock
This week in history: Nixon and Kennedy have our first televised debate, readying American politics for its close-up.