Are we living through a “crisis of attention”? The answer may lie in how we still learn from one another.
Reviews & Essays
In an age of new connectivity online and beyond, a reporter finds empathy for those who’ve faced mortifying infamy.
Hope for redemption and the devotion of dutiful families, in short stories from in and around New Mexico.
Grabbing a mystery of zoology by its horn.
A tenor digs into the history of the momentous song cycle that he’s performed over one hundred times.
Why a double agent of the Vietnam War is one of the most surprisingly likable characters in recent fiction.
Fifty years of biting wit and fearless honesty from a rogue journalist.
Two unconventional approaches to publishing personal diaries, from candid women willing to print their deepest inner workings.
An iconoclast film director takes on his strangest adventure yet: charting his family’s heritage, with a dose of magic along the way.
A novel of life in a Pakistan gripped by violence, from the daughter of one of its political dynasties.
A master of political intrigue crafts a thriller of extortion and revenge on Peru’s northern coast.
A troubled young man heads off the grid in the California woods — but has he gone wild or gone mad?
In this month’s edition of his column, Greil Marcus stays in the moment – from a Baltimore club in 1951 to a Minneapolis stage with Sleater-Kinney.
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.