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Feel the Illinoise
Cubs fanatic George Will takes a long stroll through Wrigley Field history
Here Comes Helen
An exhilaratingly ambitious young writer refuses to be bound by race or nationhood
Man Behind Goldman Sachs Elevator Twitter Feed Lands Another Book Deal After Losing His First
Mark Lefevre never worked for Goldman and has been accused of stealing jokes
Bludgeoned by a Curmudgeon
According to Charles Murray, the biggest thing holding back America’s next generation of professionals is their coddled upbringing
In searching for her guitar hero father, Galadrielle Allman does something seldom seen in rock bios: She tells the story of its women
Choose Your Dystopia
A spate of recent novels by prominent writers paint a bleak vision of tomorrow – and today
Cranked Up Intelligence
The latest national intelligence report on Afghanistan greases the skids for a quick exit
Who Lost the Middle East?
Only America can keep the Arab states from collapse
Let’s Get Lost: The Missing Marilyn Scrapbook
After more than 40 years a little bit of the woman no one really knew is revealed in an artifact no one’s ever seen.
Gary Shteyngart Tells the Truth
In Little Failure the novelist chronicles the neuroses of his Soviet-American upbringing
A previously unpublished letter sheds light on Papa’s unenlightened views of gay men
Why Krauthammer Is Sitting On Top of the Book Charts
The dean of conservative commentators is enjoying unlikely success with a new book made up of old columns.
Gary Shteyngart Finally Tells the Truth
In 'Little Failure,' the novelist chronicles the joys and neuroses of his Soviet-American upbringing.
You’re Only Human. That’s the Problem
Timothy Morton's new book taps into a rising collective unease about global warming and other threats that are beyond our ability to grasp.
You’re Only Human. That’s the Problem
A new book taps into a rising collective unease about global warming and other threats that are beyond our ability to grasp
Sex, Lies, and Class Politics
The Profumo Affair 50 years ago inspires a hit musical
Italian Opera's Grand Finale
The opera houses that launched Verdi, Puccini and Rossini are going bust
Inside the Greatest Upset in Sports History
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson talks about how God and a couple of frisky Japanese maids helped get him knocked out by Buster Douglas.
True Confessions From the Wolf of Wall Street
Hookers, money, and line after line of coke. A glimpse at the beginning of the hard-partying, rule-breaking life that inspired the Scorsese movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Baby You're a Rich Man, Too
The rivalry between the Beatles and the Stones was not confined to music. Above all they wanted to get rich
One of the greatest photographers may not have wanted anyone to see her work
The Syrian Women
Women escaping the civil war act out the horrors of their lives
Reviewing the Goodreads Best Books of 2013 Without Having Read Any of Them
Our resident bibliophobe reviews the GoodReads winners without actually cracking the jackets.
Goodreads Best of 2013 History & Biography Finalists
Everything you need to know about -- and vote on -- the best historical and biographical books of the year.
A Good God Is Hard to Find
While studying writing in Iowa, far from her native Georgia, Flannery O’Connor kept a prayer journal only just discovered
Goodreads Best of 2013 Historical Fiction Finalists
Everything you need to know about -- and vote on -- the best historical fiction of the year.
Reading Can Be a Lot of Work
The Labor Department is compiling a list of books that shaped labor in America, from 'The Federalist Papers' to 'The Feminine Mystique.'
North Korea is the land that time – and Mumford & Sons – forgot
One for the Books
The National Book Award winners bring literature a new currency on Wall Street.
Muzzling the Freedom of Information Act
Government to authors: We’re not showing you public records because you’re not journalists