The First Pilgrims
April 12, 2012

In his new book on Latino Catholicism, Matovina argues that American Catholics must reclaim Latino Catholic history not only because it is true, but a

China Hoops
April 11, 2012

As Jim Yardley writes in Brave Dragons, a narrative of the year he spent with a team from the coal-belt city of Taiyuan, the Chinese basketball league

Poems and Persons
April 10, 2012

Being Numerous takes up the long and quixotic history of poets with ambitions as outsized as Yeats’s, such as George Oppen, Frank O’Hara, and a big gr

He's Back!
April 09, 2012

What has been missing until now, in the English-speaking world, is a clear, comprehensive, and well-grounded introduction to Herodotus, designed for t

The Conductor
April 05, 2012

In this new biography, Peter McPhee is quite right to point out that Robespierre was in no sense a pathological freak. He was perfectly capable of ord

For Midnight's Children
April 04, 2012

There is the countervailing widespread public opinion in India that children’s books should be utilitarian, printed in functional English, and crammed

Who Really Rules?
April 03, 2012

Rebecca MacKinnon's new book offers a persuasive history of recent global protest movements, and serves as a primer on the role that Internet technolo

April 02, 2012

From all the fawning over Mad Men, you’d think that Andrew Cracknell would at least discuss the wider role of advertising in popular culture, which fo