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Reviews & Essays
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.
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.