Books

An Anti-Capitalist Woman Invented Monopoly and a Man Got All the Credit
The surprising origins of a beloved board game
February 05, 2015

The surprising origins of a beloved board game.

Creative Destruction
Is it still possible to survive as an artist in America?
February 04, 2015

Is it still possible to survive as an artist in America?

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.

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