“I want something more for my kids. I want them to grow up to be closely held corporations.”
By LAILA LALAMI
Meet one early black explorer at the dawn of America: a Moroccan slave aboard a ship of ruthless gold hunters in 1527. Review by Stefan Beck.
By PATRICK HOFFMAN
A woman finds her courage on the run from vengeful gangsters and a heist gone awry. Review by Anna Mundow.
With Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the story of a woman’s life finds epic dimension in an interior landscape. Essay by John Freeman.
How the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt happened — against the odds.
If you’re a servant of the unspeakably wealthy, are you responsible for what you help them do? Review by Katherine A. Powers.
One of Spain’s most acclaimed novelists traces his development in both fiction and memoir.
Trips to Tibet, North Korea, Palestine, and Afghanistan with the acclaimed writer-cartoonist.
“[Wikipedia] has rejected a photographer’s request to remove a set of photos of a crested black macaque because the photos were taken by the monkey.”
This week in history: Magellan and the Mayflower set sail, inspiring stories of courage, exotica, and flying cows.
A lost master’s reissued gems balance grime and luster on the mean streets of Los Angeles.
Can neuroscience, meditation, and pharmaceuticals open the door to nirvana?
Talking the difference between writing novels and short stories, Hollywood, and secret pizza recipes with the author of 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas.
Imagining the trip to Bharat — and sexual awakening — that inspired E. M. Forster to write A Passage to India.
Prosecutor Bell Elkins returns for her third mystery set in small-town West Virginia.
With Acceptance, a three-volume expedition into the uncanny reaches its climax.
In the wake of a worldwide pandemic, a search for what might endure.
A compassionate, “unembedded” report from Afghanistan’s front lines.