Biography

The Fox News honcho once ordered 3 entire pages of food from a room service menu.

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Roger Ailes Is Not That Powerful

We know more than ever about how vile Roger Ailes is. But he still can't elect a president.

We know more details than ever about how vile the Fox boss is. Yet we keep overstating his power. 

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Albert Camus would have celebrated his 100th birthday this week. Judging from how he documented his birthdays, it probably would not have been a particularly happy affair: his journals reveal an author ill at ease with a world that, for him, signified nothing. On his birthdays, Camus's thoughts often turned to death and, perhaps appropriately, to the works he had yet to write:November 7. [1938 - 25 years old] Character. A.M. — an invalid —both legs amputated — paralyzed all down one side. 

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Nabokov's Politics

New works alter his image as a disinterested aesthete

A newly translated play and a new biography alter his image as a disinterested aesthete.

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Self-Reliance

How Margaret Fuller Changed American Feminism

Margaret Fuller’s early death meant she never got to see the promised land.

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Isherwood's overflowing diaries are in need of a thorough edit.

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The case of Charles Dickens is an extreme example of our desire to know all the darkest details about the lives of our great heroes

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Jon Meacham has chosen storytelling over analysis, offering up a genial but meandering narrative.

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Leonard S. Marcus’s Listening for Madeleine responds directly to Cynthia Zarin’s image-distorting New Yorker profile.

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