For decades, reviewers and readers have eagerly compared works of fiction about young people to J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic—which is more apt in some cases than in others.
This week's "Diary of a Submissive" tries to cash in on the year's big publishing craze. But it misunderstands what made the original so popular.
The lessons of Frank Pierson's 'Cool Hand Luke' and 'Dog Day Afternoon' ring profoundly after the shootings in Aurora.
How creativity is both nurtured and thwarted when people team up
Anxiety is growing into a peculiarly American phenomenon. How did we become the world's leading exporter of worrywarts?
The newly reissued 'Harold and Maude' is funny, but it didn't treat Maude's love life as a joke.
Bashing mental health drugs has become a popular trend of late. But just because some people are taking SSRIs that don't need them doesn't mean all such drugs are bad.
A new exhibition of Richard Avedon's photography shows off the sartorial choices of activists like Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg.
Nell Freudenberger's new novel, "The Newlyweds," tells the story of a couple that marries for practical—not romantic—reasons. Is that really such a bad idea?
A new book explains humans like to spin yarns—and why we're so likely to stretch the truth when we do.
Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics.