Stroking Won't Boost Economy


Mother Earth

Hope Hangover

The Captive Mind

Edward Upward was one of the only writers of the ’30s to deal with Britain’s elephant in the room—fascism—but his career was forever warped by his communism.

Hitler's Co-Conspirators

New histories reveal that the Nazi Regime deliberately insinuated knowledge of the Final Solution, devilishly making Germans complicit in the crime and binding them, with guilt and dread, to their leaders.

The Sorcery of Alan Moore

How pop culture fell under a comic-book writer’s strange spell

How Historical Fiction Went Highbrow

Paperback writers pass the torch to Joyce Carol Oates and Gore Vidal

The Empty Arena

If you build it, they might not come.

Under the Maypole

Winter’s Tale


The Passion of Alec Baldwin

The blustering actor’s memoir of divorce is really a love letter to his daughter.

What I Got Yesterday (I Wish)




Postmodern Bikini Bottom

James Parker deconstructs the tormented irony and contagious optimism of a SpongeBob episode.

Alan Moore: From Hell

James Parker shares a climactic scene from the film adaptation of Alan Moore's Jack the Ripper story, From Hell

Divorce, American Style

Alec Baldwin's self-serving memoir will strike a chord with fathers struggling against a campaign of alienation

Cover to Cover

A guide to additional releases

Theirs Truly: The Lowell-Bishop Letters

The letters between Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop are one of the great poetic correspondences of all time—and became the real essence of their relationship

The Revenge of Karl Marx

What the author of Das Kapital reveals about the current economic crisis

Don’t Fear the Reaper

Learning to love the slasher-film renaissance


Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more


Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.


What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world



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