Why does Steven Pinker insist that human life is on the up?
The essays in “The Rub of Time” defend careful thought and use of language.
His novels “Crash” and “Super-Cannes” depict a world of tech-enhanced luxury and crushing malaise.
For centuries, doctors dismissed the suffering of female patients. After years of illness, author Abby Norman decided to fight back.
As a British royal wedding approaches, a new biography of the Duchess of Windsor shows a life of fury and prejudice.
The writer talks about his new book, “Conspiracy,” an in-depth look at the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that brought down the gossip website.
Ahmed Saadawi’s brilliant novel imagines a monster, pieced together from the dead of Iraq's civil war.
The tradition of conspiracy theories and hate groups behind the alt-right
The protagonist of Akwaeke Emezi's autofiction is a font of different voices, some of whom hail from the spirit world.
The generational shift that made tech companies a cultural and political force
Can today’s liberals hope to match the achievements of LBJ’s presidency?
More art is being produced and sold than ever before, at ever higher prices.
Sandra Allen’s “A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise,” which incorporates a memoir of mental illness, is a breakthrough in meta-biographical writing.
The forgotten theory of dreams that inspired Vladimir Nabokov
The varieties of individuality in “Feel Free”
Across the continent, racist groups have used the war on terror to gain a new platform.
A conversation with historian Elizabeth Catte, author of a new book that upends narratives about a region that has been dubbed Trump Country
Ursula Le Guin’s fiction explored the ultimate fantasy—of self-discovery and the power that comes with it.
Lisa Halliday’s "Asymmetry" presents two worlds in deeply ironic tension.