“I knew that all the things we’d gathered there so many years would be scattered and gone. All that had held it together would come apart and be gone as if it never was.”
A new biography of the icon shows that saints should be judged guilty until proved innocent.
Beverly Cleary’s body of work shows why topicality derails great literature.
Questioning the moral heroism of India's most revered figure
The godless charm of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In Misurata, fighters turn to Pink Floyd in their war against Qaddafi.
The calculating, pseudo-classy Katharine Hepburn; estranged lovers in Rome; and more
Often spot-on, sometimes creepy, David Thomson’s masterwork is the most influential book ever written about the movies—and the most infuriating.
The writings of the martyred socialist Rosa Luxemburg give a plaintive view of history’s paths not taken.
The secret formula of Animal Planet: it’s all about us.
A filmmaker maps Austin’s shifting ethnic landscape.
A story and puzzle in 76 clues
New fiction from Stephen King
Dark and disturbing, the music is honest about human nature.
HBO’s Mildred Pierce is based on James M. Cain’s book that has to go down as one of the great failures of American fiction.