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How Robert Altman foretold an era when political reality and entertainment would converge. By Janet Steen....
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My Mother Would Have Written It Differently
The author of "My Father Before Me" on the sacrifices a memoirist asks his family to make....
Tess Taylor: Apple Picking Against the Apocalypse
The author of "Work and Days" talks about what interning on a small farm taught her about writing and life in 21st-century America. A conversation with Adam Fitzgerald....
In the Name of Love
Dancing turned to defiance at New York City's Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, when a police raid triggered the riots that are regarded as the beginning of the Gay Pride movement....
How the Post Office Created America: A History
Winifred Gallagher looks at how the innovations, abuses, obstacles and dogged reliability of the postal system helped shape the development of a sprawling democracy into a global power. Review...
In the Darkroom
The author of "Backlash" reconnects with the father she hadn't seen in a quarter-century, and faces a momentous and complex change. Review by Barbara Spindel....
Rising Tide on a Steel Beach: SF Dreams the Anthropocene
Paul Di Filippo looks at the ways speculative fiction has imagined a future planet made in our image....
Lost in the Pyramids: Searching for Pulp Fiction’s Mummies
What did Bram Stoker, Louisa May Alcott and Arthur Conan Doyle have in common? They all loved their mummies. Michael Dirda on pulp fiction's Egyptomania....
“You Want to Know You Have a Home”: Eddie Huang on “Double Cup Love”
The author of the new memoir "Double Cup Love" talks about courtship, travel, cooking in China and the paradox of the immigrant experience....
“The Rich World Has Turned Its Back”
Fifteen years ago this week, the United Nations designated June 20th as an annual marker of concern for the world's refugees, currently numbering 60 million....
Emma Cline's chilling debut conjures up the febrile atmosphere of late 1960s California, as a teenage girl undergoes a fateful initiation. Review by Anna Mundow....
Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
The author of "Listening to Prozac" returns to the question of how best to treat a seemingly implacable malady. Review by Julia M. Klein....