Do our memorials to the dead do more harm than good?
After the revolution, former slaves and native populations were forced to segregate from the new Republic.
A review of Margaret Mitchell's bestseller
There are far more conservatives being driven around in limos these days than liberals.
The same fracking bosses are the heroes of one book and the villains of another.
Luke Mogelson's 'These Heroic, Happy Dead' illustrates the perils of writing war fiction.
Before the word processor, perfect copy was the domain of the typist—not the literary genius.
Adam Hochschild's book is a post-Cold War history of the Spanish Civil War.
Don DeLillo’s techno-prophetic novel hungers for tradition.
Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on one of Marvel's iconic superheroes, reinvigorating the Black Panther for a new generation.
In “Ladivine,” the French writer promises a perfect psychological novel—before blazing a new path entirely.
We need collective political action, not "marketplace feminism."
How the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop created a new space for gay New Yorkers.
A new book argues that every other country is better at bringing his plays to life.
Children’s books are finally taking on a pressing subject: mass incarceration and how it affects families.
In a new memoir, an obsession with the Bard and spanking transforms what it means to live a sensual life.
Jill Lepore uncovers racism and sexual harassment in the life of a Greenwich Village hero.
Blanche Knopf built the reputation of the legendary publisher, but her name was left off the masthead.
Olivia Laing's new book traces the creative power of being alone through the lives of artists.
Cleary's books may feel outdated today, but their appeal lives on.