Historical texts on black progress: Your weekly guide to the best in books
How to assess an artist who was ruthless—and revealing—in work and life
In 1965, two American titans faced off on the subject of the country’s racial divides. Nearly 55 years later, the event has lost none of its relevance, as a recent book attests.
The places that make us and the places we make our own: Your weekly guide to the best in books
Dexter Palmer’s third novel, about a fantastical medical hoax, doubles as an exploration of the age-old desire to believe the unbelievable.
Examining how we farm, sell, and consume our food: Your weekly guide to the best in books
On the virtues of splitting up for the night
Some points of view on point of view: Your weekly guide to the best in books
The 1952 film exemplifies the key elements of a beloved Hollywood genre.
The University of Virginia was supposed to transform a slave-owning generation, but it failed.
Tracking how we got from there to here: Your weekly guide to the best in books
Over the course of her writing career, she has explored the power and limits of personal testimony in times of crisis.
Karolina Pavlova’s A Double Life examines internalized oppression—and insists on the independence of the unconscious mind.
The follow-up to a beloved novel of gay romance continues André Aciman’s exploration of desire that tests convention: “It’s not a subject that has ever interested me, ethics,” the author says.
Putting mortality in perspective: Your weekly guide to the best in books
The novelist Jami Attenberg shares a poem that helped her understand her own relationship to isolation.
In his new memoir, Acid for the Children, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist exhibits virtuosic vulnerability.
ABC’s Black-ish spin-off joins a new memoir by Thomas Chatterton Williams in presenting a seemingly enlightened but ahistorical view of race.
In Agent Running in the Field, the celebrated spy novelist takes on a chaotic international landscape.
Witches and werewolves and clowns, oh my! Your weekly guide to the best in books.