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The German sociologist Jens Beckert argues that literary theory can help explain what economics fails to.
In Jesse Ball’s new novel, an angry young narrator adds to the pantheon of tortured but brilliant protagonists.
The 1974 science-fiction novel by D.G. Compton predicted a future where even the most private moments are broadcast as entertainment.
Readers complain about the imagery that adorns the author's highbrow novels. But there's value in embracing the oft-scorned "women's fiction" genre.
In an era fixated with science, technology, and data, the humanities are in decline. They’re more vital than ever.
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s popular book series championed emotional restraint—an approach I’ve come to both question and appreciate in adulthood.
New fiction collections from Abigail Ulman and Rebecca Schiff feature young female narrators finding their way through a mass culture where individuality is everything.
The Colorado politician John Hickenlooper got his start over a controversy related to his brewing company.
For The Cursed Child play, J.K. Rowling wants fans to #KeepTheSecrets in a way they rarely have before.
The scrappy Belgian reporter was my childhood hero. Reading his books as an adult is a little more complicated.
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Arnold Lobel’s beloved books taught children to understand and appreciate their individuality.
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