Books

Can Science Offer New Answers to Mental Illness?
August 15, 2014

No matter how much progress we make, mental illness is still largely a medical mystery.

Erotic Architecture: the Sexual History of Great Buildings
August 15, 2014

From Nero’s decadent Golden House in Rome to Charles Fourier’s orgiastic French “courts of love”; public toilet glory holes to Eileen Gray’s sexy Mediterranean hideway. 

The 20-Year Old Who Dated Her Dad—And Then Wrote A Book About It
August 15, 2014

Yes, they consummated the relationship.

John Updike Beautifully Explains How Difficult It Was To Read John Cheever's Tortured Journals
August 13, 2014

Cheever's life was often a mess of chaos. Updike still sees the beauty in it.

One of Liberalism's Greatest Defenders Doesn't Deserve His Obscurity
The pathos of Stefan Zweig and his overdue revival
August 09, 2014

Stefan Zweig is much more than "the Pepsi of Austrian of writing."

Dylan Thomas Is The Quintessential Poet for Adolescence
But that's not all he was
August 08, 2014

A new biography busts the myths around the Welsh poet

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
In an interview, Peter Mendulsund explains why some covers work and others fail
August 04, 2014

He explains why some covers succeed and others fail. 

Hillary Clinton's Crystal Ball
How "Hard Choices" predicts her presidential campaign
August 03, 2014

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

The Rise and Fall of a Radical Journalist
History handed Alexander Cockburn a great opportunity, but he blew it
August 01, 2014

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

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