New York is getting more out of the domestic oil boom than North Dakota ever will.
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Sam Sifton’s exciting, but daunting, invitation to improvise
In his life as in his fiction, the author pursued the shameful, the libidinous, the repellent.
Kazuo Ishiguro returns to masters and servants with a story of love between a machine and the girl she belongs to.
Adored guru and reviled provocateur, he dropped out of sight. Now the irresistible ordeal of modern cultural celebrity has brought him back.
Patricia Lockwood’s debut novel explores the mind, and heart, of an internet-addled protagonist.
Understanding America in the giant company’s shadow
For Britain’s leading postwar playwright, virtuosity and uncertainty go hand in hand.
Chang-rae Lee’s My Year Abroad is a sprawling study of consumption—and how far people are willing to go to satisfy their hunger.
The cause produced undaunted trailblazers, Black and white, who continued to pursue social reform.
Rebel historians chronicle a past that the Chinese Communist Party grows ever more intent on erasing.
What can hunter-gatherer societies teach us about work, time, and happiness?
In Inside Story, his final novel, the comic master delights, infuriates, and secures his legacy.
How the preeminent photographic record of the period excluded people of color from the nation’s self-image
Praised by W. H. Auden as neat and modest, she vowed to be passionate and radical instead.
How to talk about race in the classroom
Understanding the humanity, and the communities, that shaped the brilliant, troubled, selfish, generous, sincere radical
Adam Neumann is out of his WeWork job, but entrepreneurs will surely imitate him.
The president preferred Jesus’s teachings to his supernatural acts—and edited his copy of the New Testament accordingly.