A primer of fascinating information about the rapport between man and man’s best friend, from Melissa Holbrook Pierson’s guide to “Learning from How Dogs Learn”.
Reviews & Essays
A portrait of a writer who specialized in finding great characters, real and imagined.
Via personal anecdotes, the late 20th century’s most famous composer asks why we score our lives need soundtracks.
Orson Welles – born 100 years ago today – and his hoax that shocked the world. Plus: Colin Fleming’s list of five must-hear radio performances from Welles’s classic Mercury Theater productions.
The author of “Into Thin Air” and “Under the Banner of Heaven” looks at a national problem through one city’s history of sexual violence. Review by Melissa Holbrooke Pierson.
In this month’s Real Life Rock Top 10, War on Women, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and other voices rising above the din.
The next chapter of a Norwegian memoir-turned-phenomenon finds the author as a young substitute teacher craving sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll.
How did an angry Florida misfit become a brutally violent dictator of Liberia? Nepotism.
In the wake of a terminal diagnosis, one of neurology’s greatest visionaries leaves behind a legacy of voracious research, loyalty, and “violent enthusiasms”. Review by Daniel Menaker.
The author of “Orhan’s Inheritance” on wrestling with the memory of the Armenian genocide.
The creatures who’ve fostered civilization, from the court of Julius Caesar to your own backyard. Review by Melissa Holbrook Pierson.
The series of London crime novels famously adapted for Michael Caine, and a rediscovered gem from its creator.
In her eleventh novel, the Nobel Prize winner continues to create beauty from the anger and defining wounds of her characters.
Are we living through a “crisis of attention”? The answer may lie in how we still learn from one another.