How the Rich Profit from Natural Disasters
October 05, 2015 9:26 AM

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.

The Secrets of Hitler’s Vacation Homes
September 29, 2015

The Nazis created a wholesome, nature-loving image for Hitler at his mountain retreats. We've never fully dismissed it. 

400 Years of Nonsense About Don Quixote
September 28, 2015

Ilan Stavans's new book, Don Quixote: The Novel and the World, examines Don Quixote's legacy, 4oo years later. 

Elena Ferrante’s Unruly Bodies
September 28, 2015

Worry, exhaustion, menstruation: Ferrante writes about all the subjects we’re scared of. 

Gary Indiana Takes the Glamour Out of Serial Murder
September 25, 2015

A novelist of the counterculture finally has his moment.