Sleater-Kinney return and Viv Albertine looks back without illusions in Greil Marcus’s latest Real Life Rock Top 10.
Reviews & Essays
A fantastical aquatic find is at the center of a mordantly absurdist eco-comedy.
Cookbooks with preservation (and some advance preparation) at heart. By Greg Lauro.
A still-vigorous U.S. Poet Laureate’s view of octogenarian life: concision, health battles, and growing a very long beard. Review by Danny Heitman.
Twenty beloved books (and pieces) from the year that was. You may now exhale.
The Victorian world of debtor’s prison is back, and some are looking to profit.
A cache of letters reveals that a family’s escape from Nazi genocide was incomplete.
Alexander Chee on why a love story set in a Nazi concentration camp may prove a standout chapter in the novelist’s defiant career.
A trio of novellas from 2014 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature shuttles readers between Paris past and present. Review by Anna Mundow.
Have faith and fanaticism been at the heart of our global history of war?
Hearing our own questions when the writer dares to ask. By Michelle Dean.
Can we understand an American cataclysm without experiencing the reek of death and the roar of cannon? Review by Adam Kirsch.
A new life of the poet who gloried in the mundane. Reviewed by Troy Jollimore.
In a prequel to his novel Umbrella, the novelist follows his psychiatrist hero on a dive into war and its aftermath.