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.
Reviews & Essays
Introducing Greil Marcus’s lively column of everyday culture and found objects “Real Life Rock Top Ten” 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.
When disaster strikes a secluded island, the locals question all they’ve come to trust in one another.