Books

Even Kim Gordon Doesn't Have It All
When a riot grrrl grows up
February 04, 2015

I used to think she did—until I read her memoir.

Will Harper Lee's New Book Be Any Good?
February 04, 2015

Lee's non-Mockingbird work does not inspire much confidence. 

Mommy Meanest
Can the most hated novelist in Britain redeem herself?
February 03, 2015

Rachel Cusk, the famously ambivalent mother, is back.

Who Was the Real Lewis Carroll?
January 28, 2015

Can you ever really know an author? Should you need to?

It's Easy to Murder a Black Man in America and Get Away With It
A journalist's ten-year investigation of inner-city violence
January 28, 2015

The problem of "black-on-black" violence.

Irving Howe Turned Tardiness Into an Intellectual Stance
January 17, 2015

For Howe it was precisely by remaining between politics and literature that one became an intellectual.

Found in Translation
Arthur Goldhammer is America's finest bridge to French culture
January 13, 2015

Arthur Goldhammer brought us Piketty—and so much more.

The Real 'American Sniper' Had No Remorse About the Iraqis He Killed
January 13, 2015

Clint Eastwood's film gives Chris Kyle too much credit.

The Best Fiction of 2014
December 31, 2014

Ian McEwan, Lydia Davis, and a little-known Canadian genius.

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