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Starving Amidst Plenty

DAYBOOK

Starving Amidst Plenty

36 years ago this week, 24-hour cable news became a reality.
The Feeling of Yes: Rob Spillman on “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

INTERVIEW

The Feeling of Yes: Rob Spillman on “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

The editor of Tin House and author of the memoir "All Tomorrow's Parties" talks about the challenge of turning a life into a story. A conversation with Amy Gall.
Zero K

FICTION

Zero K

In Don DeLillo's fiction, words are the last line of defense. Review by Christopher Byrd.
Anatomy of a Soldier

FICTION

Anatomy of a Soldier

Can fiction capture the experience of 21st-century war? Heller McAlpin looks at Harry Parker's unconventional new novel.
“That Bridge which stands up like God”

DAYBOOK

“That Bridge which stands up like God”

This week in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge joined Gilded Age Manhattan with its less polished neighbor to the east.
Nothing Doing: On the Art of Procrastination

HUMAN NATURE

Nothing Doing: On the Art of Procrastination

When doing nothing is an essential part of making something. By Jessica Ferri.
Topic Assignment

GRIN & TONIC

Topic Assignment

Homework for the fiction writer.
Dan Vyleta: Neglected Gems

GUEST BOOKS

Dan Vyleta: Neglected Gems

Six well-kept literary secrets, whispered in your ear by the author of "Smoke."
Summer Scouting Report 2016: Your Seasonal Reading Guide

SUMMER READING

Summer Scouting Report 2016: Your Seasonal Reading Guide

Seeking warm-weather amusement or a seasonal challenge? Why not both? Summer reading, redefined. By Heller McAlpin.
“I’m Just This Body”: Lindy West on the Writing of “Shrill”

INTERVIEW

“I’m Just This Body”: Lindy West on the Writing of “Shrill”

The author of "Shrill" on discovering the truth about her body, living with trolls, and becoming one of the funniest people on the Internet. A conversation with Maris Kreizman.
Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency

AMERICAN HISTORY

Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency

Charles Rappleye looks at the tenure of the 31st president and the limit of good intentions. Review by Michael O'Donnell.
The Romanovs

ROYALTY

The Romanovs

Simon Sebag Montefiore's group portrait of Russia's long-reigning dynasty captures a family whose crowned heads included both despots and disasters. Review by Katherine A. Powers.