In verde, there is veritas: a new book explains how one hue can illustrate greed, royalty, envy, and the splendor of the natural world. Review by Peter Lewis.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lila (and 2014 National Book Award finalist) on the benefits of loneliness, how characters come to her, and the most important advice she gives to aspiring writers. A conversation with Michele Filgate.
By MATT BAI
How the 1987 scandal of would-be presidential candidate Gary Hart gave us the political news cycle of today. Review by Graeme Wood.
By EDWARD O. WILSON
Mankind – origins, our unique place in the universe, and what the future of the species holds – in about two hundred pages. Review by Danny Heitman.
A young woman’s journey into a world of torment, rendered with Joycean invention.
Why are families of young Afghani women disguising them as boys? The author of The Underground Girls of Kabul has the whole incredible story.
The author of Steve Jobs returns with a collaborative history of the Digital Age.
This week in history: MLK wins the Nobel, John Brown raids Harpers Ferry, and Lincoln declares slavery immoral.
“Do not read this to anyone who may, even without planning to, make someone pregnant.”
A novel of strange attractors and disturbing tomorrows from the director of Crash and A History of Violence.
The star of stage and screen on her favorite roles, maple tree poetry, and Lady Parts.
The author of Wolf Hall opens doors into alternate worlds in her new collection of short fiction.
Two acclaimed authors discuss reporting shocking stories of inner-city children in peril, and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.
The author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning A Thousand Acres goes back to the farm.
A “Guide to the Formerly Funny” garners present-day laughs, while examining some shocking subjects that no longer seem comic.
How a politically charged debut novel of emigration was born from a true story of the author’s family.
“Philip Roth is ranked #1 for the sixth straight year on my list. But after years of picking him, I’ve learned my lesson.”