Lust for Learning
September 07, 2015

The vulnerabilities of a college's most fragile members shouldn't be the benchmark for everyone else’s sexual choices.

Where the Dead Refuse to Vanish
September 02, 2015

Eka Kurniawan's fiction reckons with a bloody inheritance.

Salman Rushdie's Baffling Arabian Nights
September 02, 2015

Rushdie’s new novel aims to skewer superstition and belief—but gets lost in its own games

The People’s Obituary of Henry Kissinger—Before His Death
September 02, 2015

Greg Grandin's new book shows Kissinger compulsively drawn towards action for its own sake.

Silent Reading Doesn't Exist
August 31, 2015

In the wake of disaster, a writer listens to the voice in his head.

The Mystery of Patrick Modiano
August 27, 2015

The Nobel Laureate is known for his stories of missing persons—and even in his new memoir remains, himself, elusive. 

Amy Klobuchar Wrote the “Lean In” of Political Memoirs
August 25, 2015

The Minnesota Senator's book doesn’t follow the “Woman Candidate” script.

This Surreal Novel Captures the Weirdness of Modern Relationships
August 25, 2015

The characters in Alexandra Kleeman’s eerie debut novel don't know what they want. 

Is Today’s Literary Culture Macho Enough for Kingsley Amis?
August 21, 2015

The author of Lucky Jim didn’t want his work to be seen as pretentious and lazy.

In a Land Before iTunes
August 20, 2015

How the phonograph helped create a world revolution.