The Japanese Literature Trend That's Half Cupcake, Half Decapitation
August 05, 2014

A new novel shows the darker side of cute.

Knopf Book Designer Hates the Classic 'Great Gatsby' Cover
August 04, 2014

He explains why some covers succeed and others fail. 

Hillary Clinton's Crystal Ball
August 03, 2014

How "Hard Choices" hints at Hillary's presidential campaign

The Rise and Fall of a Radical Journalist
August 01, 2014

History handed Alexander Cockburn a great opportunity, but he blew it.

The Man Who Corporatized Our National Museums
August 01, 2014

How J. Carter Brown transformed the American art world.

Is Modern Culture Making Us Crazier?
July 31, 2014

The science behind America's deepening disturbance.

Was Louis XVI Overthrown by Ideas?
July 31, 2014

Jonathan Israel and Lynn Hunt's debate Hunt's revent review of his Revolutionary Ideas.

How Ronald Reagan Rode America's Delusions to the White House
July 30, 2014

Did Ronald Reagan unite the nation by dividing it? 

Ira Glass Is a Philistine for Saying Shakespeare Sucks, But He's in Good Company
July 30, 2014

There's a long list of famous writers (Tolstoy!) who insulted Shakespeare's work.