The legendary cartoonist talks about turning one of his most irascible protagonists into someone who could be the hero of his own film.
The memoirist Melissa Febos discusses how an Annie Dillard essay, “Living Like Weasels,” helped refocus her life after overcoming addiction.
The fallen archangel and antagonist of the epic poem Paradise Lost was a self-made, individualistic iconoclast.
The prolific cookbook author, who introduced ciabatta to Americans, died at age 76.
Discovered 70 years after it was written, Claude McKay’s Amiable With Big Teeth depicts an overlooked time in African American history when communism and black nationalism found themselves entangled.
Mohsin Hamid’s striking, lyrical new novel explores how lives can be upended in the blink of an eye.
Dissecting a line from the author’s story “The Embassy of Cambodia,” Jonathan Lee questions his own myopia as a novelist.
How to challenge Islam while defending its adherents
Julianne Pachico’s remarkably inventive debut navigates what it means to grow up wealthy amid the reality of conflict in Colombia.
In her new book, the author Lauren Elkin discusses the forgotten history of women artists who wandered the city and fought back against the masculine notion of the drifter.
Neil Gaiman’s remarkable new book has triggered a debate about who, exactly, owns pagan tales.
In only now canceling the Breitbart editor’s book deal, the publisher is left with no goodwill, no payday, and no valid reason for working with him in the first place.
A new history of the most famous lynching in the country provides context on how racism continues to work in the present.
In a dazzling, abstract new novel, the Scottish author experiments with time, history, and art to respond to a tumultuous moment.
The Lincoln in the Bardo author dissects the Russian writer’s masterful meditations on beauty and sorrow in the short story “Gooseberries,” and explains the importance of questioning your stance while writing.
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The veteran author John Rechy discusses the powerful enigma of William Faulkner and the beauty of the unsolved narrative.
The children’s author’s early works have been finding a new audience among those opposed to the “America First” policies of President Trump.
When it was published in 1947, Gerard Reve’s The Evenings was considered shocking for its portrayal of youth in a postwar Netherlands. Now beloved in its home country, the novel is arriving stateside for the first time.
Nato Thompson’s new book explores the history of how music, TV, games, and advertising have been used to influence consumers.