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Bill Tipper is Co-Editor of the Barnes & Noble Review. His reviews have appeared in the Washington Post Book World and elsewhere.

On Becoming the Becky Sharp of Science: Hope Jahren

INTERVIEW

On Becoming the Becky Sharp of Science: Hope Jahren

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The author of "Lab Girl" on why scientific writing is like poetry, and how William Thackeray's unstoppable heroine gave her a model for her career in research. A conversation with Bill Tipper.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmic Perspective

SCIENCE

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmic Perspective

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The director of the Hayden Planetarium goes from the Big Bang to the search for alien intelligence in just over two hundred pages. Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with us about "Astrophysics for...
Joshua Ferris on the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Interviews

Joshua Ferris on the Stories We Tell Ourselves

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

"Fictions get put into people," says the author of "Then We Came to the End" and "The Dinner Party." A conversation with Bill Tipper.
The Case of H.P. Lovecraft: Paul La Farge on “The Night Ocean”

FICTION

The Case of H.P. Lovecraft: Paul La Farge on “The Night Ocean”

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

In his eerie new novel, Paul La Farge spins an episode from the life of the creator of the Cthulhu mythos into a hypnotic tale of literary possession. A conversation with Bill Tipper.
An Atmosphere of Madness: Jeffrey Toobin on Patty Hearst and “American Heiress”

AMERICAN HISTORY

An Atmosphere of Madness: Jeffrey Toobin on Patty Hearst and “American Heiress”

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

"The kidnapping of Patricia Hearst," writes Jeffrey Toobin, "is very much a story of America in the 1970s." Does it contain a lesson for America in a similarly feverish 2016? A conversation with...
The Monumentalists

CLASSICS

The Monumentalists

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Every now and again, a writer comes along with an immense talent, concentrated in a single enduring work.
Making the Bear Dance: Alexander Chee on The Queen of the Night

FICTION

Making the Bear Dance: Alexander Chee on The Queen of the Night

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The author of a dazzling new work of historical fiction talks about "Falcon" sopranos, courtesans, spies, and how writing a novel of 19th-century opera divas was also writing about himself.
After the Flood: Lauren Redniss on Thunder and Lightning

INTERVIEW

After the Flood: Lauren Redniss on Thunder and Lightning

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

“Talking about the weather” — code for the innocuous, nearly meaningless chat that forms the backbone of many of our everyday exchanges. But the idea that the elemental forces...
John Grisham: Don’t Look Back

INTERVIEW

John Grisham: Don’t Look Back

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The author of "Rogue Lawyer" hates to read his own prior work-- and hates mistakes even more. A conversation with Bill Tipper.
The Coven of the Country: Alex Mar on Witches of America

WITCHCRAFT

The Coven of the Country: Alex Mar on Witches of America

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

How a documentary filmmaker's journey into contemporary occult societies became the story of her own quest for a spiritual home.
Spectral Evidence: Stacy Schiff on the Mystery of Salem’s Witches

AMERICAN HISTORY

Spectral Evidence: Stacy Schiff on the Mystery of Salem’s Witches

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian on the "locked-room mystery" of Salem, and why it still haunts us today.
Sloane Crosley’s Treasure Hunt

FICTION

Sloane Crosley’s Treasure Hunt

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The author of "The Clasp" on how a classic short story from 19th-century France inspired a comic romp through 21st-century lives.