Edmund de Waal’s new book is an odyssey into an obsession with porcelain.
The history of tap dancing in America is a joyful and troubled story.
The psychology of a hip house plant.
The long history of gender variance in culture and medicine.
A pair of academics reconstruct the life of a Victorian bachelor.
Mary Beard writes the people’s history of Rome in her new book “SPQR.”
How the former slave and abolitionist became the most photographed man in America.
Two new books chronicle the changes on St. Marks Place and rue des Martyrs
The Nazis created a wholesome, nature-loving image for Hitler at his mountain retreats. We've never fully dismissed it.
The travels and travails of Johnny Appleseed
A writer returns to the city where he was raised—and exiled—to find what was lost when gay life entered the mainstream