• More than Once in a Lifetime: David Mitchell on The Bone Clocks

    More than Once in a Lifetime: David Mitchell on The Bone Clocks

    “My original aspiration was to capture something massive, to go for broke.” David Mitchell talks about psychic battles and the vision of tomorrow in his new novel.

  • Knowing Nothing Means Knowing Something: Sarah Ruhl

    Knowing Nothing Means Knowing Something: Sarah Ruhl

    The acclaimed playwright on motherhood, why theater still transfixes us, and her new book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write.

  • Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

    Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

    By MILES J. UNGER

    An accessible and lively new biography traces the mythic, disruptive life of one of art’s true icons. Review by Adam Kirsch.

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GUEST BOOKS

Stephan Eirik Clark

Stephan Eirik Clark

Delicious food stories from the author of Sweetness #9.

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HUMOR

The New Golf

The New Golf

“The hole too far away? Use our dropbox, conveniently located in the hip new nightclub located just off the 9th green.”

Posted by × September 2, 2014 ×

DAYBOOK

There Is Power in a Union

There Is Power in a Union

Reading the history of Labor Day, and of workers standing hand in hand.

Posted by × September 1, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

On Tocqueville

On Tocqueville

By ALAN RYAN

What a Frenchman of 1831 can teach us about modern America’s class structures.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Getting Schooled

Getting Schooled

By GARRET KEIZER

A teaching veteran heads — reluctantly — back to the blackboard.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Feminism Unfinished

Feminism Unfinished

By DOROTHY SUE COBBLE, LINDA GORDON, AND ASTRID HENRY

A “century’s worth of U.S.-based feminist movements”, from Alice Paul to Gloria Steinem.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

F

F

By DANIEL KEHLMANN; Translated by CAROL BROWN JANEWAY

A literary puzzle from a celebrated German novelist invites the reader into a world of games. Review by Tom LeClair.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

In the Kingdom of Ice: Hampton Sides

In the Kingdom of Ice: Hampton Sides

The author of Ghost Soldiers tracks the fate of a doomed Arctic expedition whose scientific discoveries have new urgency. A Conversation with Bill Tipper.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

LIBRARY WITHOUT WALLS

The Adventures of Rafael Sabatini

The Adventures of Rafael Sabatini

Swashbuckling with the author of Scaramouche and Captain Blood.

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GUEST BOOKS

The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

Flings author Justin Taylor on finding a sense of place in four books which whisk readers “away to a place you’ve never been before.”

Posted by × August 26, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

By RICHARD FLANAGAN

A WWII prisoner of war’s poetic quest is a love story and soldier’s saga that “dares the big revelation.”

Posted by × August 25, 2014 ×

DAYBOOK

Freedom’s Barricades

Freedom’s Barricades

This week in literary history, an occupied city is freed: “Paris broken! Paris martyred! But Paris liberated!”

Posted by × August 25, 2014 ×

A READING LIFE

Augustus

Augustus

By JOHN WILLIAMS; Introduction by DANIEL MENDELSOHN

The founder of Rome’s imperial dynasty, through distinctly modern eyes.

Posted by × August 22, 2014 ×

HUMOR

Food, Now Everywhere

Food, Now Everywhere

“Before you’ve even had a chance to milk your cow, there’s already butter. In a dish! With a knife!”

Posted by × August 22, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Bob, Son of Battle

Bob, Son of Battle

By ALFRED OLLIVANT, in a new version by LYDIA DAVIS

A classic story of sheepdogs and their masters, retuned for modern ears.

Posted by × August 20, 2014 ×