In an age of new connectivity online and beyond, a reporter finds empathy for those who’ve faced mortifying infamy.
Articles by: Stefan Beck
Why one piercing satirist “has written a book to shock all of us into reexamining what we think we know about race in America.” Review by Stefan Beck.
The antic storytelling of a modest master finds mischievous fun in the romance and family life of the American West. Review by Stefan Beck.
A thrilling tale of an undercover New York cop may be the most timely American novel of recent memory.
What does Mark Twain’s cherished — and contentious — work of fiction teach us about about the nation it still fascinates?
Meet one early explorer of America: a Moroccan slave aboard a ship of ruthless gold hunters in 1527.
In the wake of a worldwide pandemic, a search for what might endure.
When excellence in theater, painting, and filmmaking wasn’t enough, a German iconoclast took up writing novels.
About Chris F. Westbury’s debut novel, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, there is good news and bad. The bad news is that it is not quite the comic novel that its jacket copy promises. Like many novels […]
A novelist shines mercilessly comic light on the insular world of literary prizes.
What happens when a salty Brit becomes the writer-in-residence aboard the USS George H. W. Bush?
A dark comedy captures the tension and suspense of seventh grade conformity.
Comic fiction from the actor and writer unveils a restless mind at work.
The undercover private eye who took on organized crime in the Wild West.