Worry, exhaustion, menstruation: Ferrante writes about all the subjects we’re scared of
A novelist of the counterculture finally has his moment
Gore Vidal was an insatiable egoist who had everything, and lost it all
The artist and author had a Los Angeles face, but a New York mind
The rise, and rise, of literary annotation
In these turbulent times, he's gained mass appeal with a simple message
A new wave of food bloggers optimize our favorite recipes
Women are always forced to think about looking good—even while revealing their greatest flaws
Witold Rybczynski’s new book skewers the avant garde, but overlooks prisons and urban shrinkage
Most writers have no choice but to bend the rules
Timothy Snyder's new book identifies the conditions that allowed the Holocaust—conditions our society today shares
The influence of the academy made Saul Bellow’s fiction insufferable.
Literary speculation begun by Harper’s Magazine is traced to an author in Hawaii—A.J. Perry
Why are books about visiting heaven so boring—and popular?