With $100 billion in revenue in sight, Amazon’s terrifying logistical takeover of the world may soon be complete.
Two professors attempt to answer the question: Are commercial novels really more sentimental than literary fiction?
In Maria Konnikova's new book no one is safe from the con artist.
Michael McConnell and Jack Baker applied for their first marriage license 40 years ago, beginning a lifelong battle.
Levi's experience as a partisan—and the execution of two teenage boys—showed him humans' capacity for extreme violence.
Ten writers reconsider Nabokov’s novel, page by page.
The scholar of nationalism and author of ‘Imagined Communities’ has died at the age of 79.
Immerse yourself in a huge novel and you will start to find its timeline competing with the plot of your daily life.
Hannah Rothschild’s new novel, told from the point of view of a Watteau painting, skewers the art world.
Hughes Allison was a black mystery writer with a promising future. What went wrong?
A guide to books the critics loved and hated in equal measure.
A new cookbook aims to do for weed what Julia Child did for French cuisine.
Should writing be an art or a career?
The radical courage of silent movie stuntwomen.
Can record-breaking race times ever represent the glory of sports?
Edmund de Waal’s new book is an odyssey into an obsession with porcelain.
America’s game is a fun-house mirror for our national character.
Forty years after it was written, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” has spawned a radical new movement.
An interview with author Matthew Gavin Frank on the drawbacks of everyone's favorite food-centered holiday.