Black Friday explained: a long time ago, a galaxy far, far away proved to be immensely lucrative.
Reviews & Essays
Home for the holidays: a daughter’s tribute to her mother, Laurie Colwin, the writer whose graceful observations of food and family made her an icon.
The new novel from the author of Waiting is based on a true story of a Chinese mole among American spies. Review by Donna Rifkind.
Introducing Greil Marcus’s lively column of everyday culture and found objects “Real Life Rock Top 10″ to the Review.
Introducing “Chef’s Notes”: Dispatches — from our source in a restaurant kitchen — on new cookbooks.
The author’s return to the town of Gilead, Iowa, and one woman’s entry into a new life. Review by John Freeman.
Is the Ebola outbreak a harbinger of epidemics to come? Review by Peter Lewis.
How Weimar culture gave birth to a sexual revolution. Review by Jessa Crispin.
A philosophy professor’s life of the mind founders on earthier ground.
An essayist pursues harsh reality head-on, and finds candor to be more complicated than she’d thought.
Looking for escape artists on this year’s short list.
“History isn’t a museum store. It’s a junk yard guarded by a fat old dog who’s meaner than hell.”
From Altair-4 to the Eighth Dimension.
The garrulous hero of The Sportswriter and Independence Day returns. What’s left to say?
Peter Jackson’s true-crime tale of 1950s New Zealand still casts a subversive spell.