Men Need to Lean Out
October 06, 2015

For gender equality, husbands need to play a supporting role.

J.M. Coetzee's Therapy Session
October 06, 2015

What a Nobel-winning novelist and a clinical psychologist taught each other about storytelling

Mary Gaitskill Makes the Superficial Bearable
October 05, 2015

Her new novel “The Mare” finds hidden truths in ordinary moments.

Is an Amy Schumer Essay Collection Worth $10 Million?
October 05, 2015

The logic behind publishers’ massive celebrity book deals 

How the Rich Profit from Natural Disasters
October 05, 2015

A geophysicist explains earthquakes, cyclones, floods inflict most damage on the poorest in society. 

Margaret Atwood's Wonderfully Trashy Dystopia
October 02, 2015

The Heart Goes Last is a tale of marriage and surveillance.

There's a New Movement in American Poetry and It's Not Kenneth Goldsmith
October 01, 2015

Writers of color are not bit players in this man’s drama.

Ferrante Fever Hits New York City
September 30, 2015

A night at New York's Symphony Space with Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. 

Addicted to Altruism
September 30, 2015

Larissa MacFarquhar’s new book profiles “extreme do-gooders,” people who have devoted their lives to good works. But do they go too far? 

Mourning the Loss of an Attention Span
September 29, 2015

Sven Birkerts's new book laments our diminished attentiveness to art and friendships.