In her inventive new memoir, Rebecca Mead shows that returning to your homeland can be as daring as leaving.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu has been compared to chess, philosophy, even psychoanalysis. But its real appeal is on the mat.
In Earthlings, Sayaka Murata incubates ideas that strain the bounds of realism.
In her third novel, the writer again explores women’s quests for control over their own stories.
Kiley Reid’s debut novel is a funny, fast-paced, empathetic examination of privilege in America.
Ido Portal teaches famous athletes how to use their bodies in entirely new ways. But is it all snake oil?
The experimental novelist’s newly translated work tackles assumptions about the genre—with surprising results.
Unlike George W. Bush and Barack Obama before him, Trump doesn’t seem to care about working out or eating healthy.
In one study, college students who had substantive conversations were more content than their peers who exchanged mere pleasantries. But don’t write off chitchat just yet.
Alcohol makes people impulsive, vain, and uncharitable—and it just might help them maintain committed relationships.
What a 30-year-old novel reveals about hidden biases
Kids learn from podcasts, so why aren’t adults making more for them?
The professional benefits of using curse words
Reviewing the first of the six books on the literary prize’s shortlist.