Why an Indie Press in Brooklyn Is Publishing the Pope
August 04, 2015
Following its successful edition of the Senate Torture Report, a Brooklyn publisher has rushed the Pope's Encyclical into bookstores.
Sex, Lies, and the Internet
August 03, 2015
Jonathan Franzen’s reckoning with his literary inheritance.
What’s David Foster Wallace Doing in a Bromance Movie?
July 31, 2015
The End of the Tour is mostly about candy and male-bonding.
For a year, Yan Lianke has been feted by the Chinese government—at the same time that he’s been punished.
A new book stitches together the public and private lives of France's first Jewish Prime Minister.
A Passion for the Void
July 27, 2015
Understanding Clarice Lispector’s strange and surreal fiction.
He was addicted to entertainment but thought it caused “a sort of emptiness.”
Is Worrying a Modernist Invention?
July 24, 2015
A new book delves into the history of this singular, overpowering emotion.
How Joan Didion Became the Ultimate Literary Celebrity
July 21, 2015
It’s been years since The White Album. But our interest in Joan Didion’s personal life—and her personal belongings—has only grown.
What's the Next 'Go Set a Watchman'?
July 16, 2015
The lost works of Joan Didion, Marilynne Robinson, and other great writers.