Evan Hughes on Literary Brooklyn

A time-traveling journey through an urban landscape and the writers it's sustained.

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Hugh Ambrose on The Pacific

The author of The Pacific talks about the book, the HBO series, and the dark side of the "Good War."

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David Brooks

In his latest book, The Social Animal, New York Times columnist David Brooks explores who we are and how we got that way. He discusses his findings in a conversation with James Mustich.

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Stacy Schiff

A conversation with Stacy Schiff about her new biography of the woman who once held the fate of the Western world in her hands.

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Oliver Sacks

A conversation with neurologist and bestselling author Oliver Sacks about his latest book, The Mind's Eye, an exploration of the mysteries of vision.

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Amitava Kumar

The novelist and critic discusses the "ecology of terror" and the challenge of writing with honesty.

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Talkin' Bob Dylan

A joint interview with historian Sean Wilentz (Bob Dylan in America) and music critic Greil Marcus (Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968-2010) on Dylan's career and the courses through history it traces.

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Gay Talese

An interview with the legendary reporter on the occasion of the publication of The Silent Season of a Hero, collecting six decades of his sports writing.

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J.C. Hallman: In Utopia

Modern day adventures in Utopian living.

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Nicholas Carr: The Shallows

A video interview with the author of The Shallows on the perils posed by our immersion in a world of online distractions.

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Talking with Rob Sheffield about Duran Duran

A conversation (with videos) with the author of a new memoir about youth, heartbreak, and the music of the MTV generation.

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Clay Shirky

A conversation with the author of Cognitive Surplus on the past, present, and future of books, and other matters of culture and technology.

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Jaron Lanier

The virtual reality pioneer and author of You Are Not a Gadget talks with Andrew Keen about the problem of "digital humanism."

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David Mitchell

The author of the celebrated Cloud Atlas on his new novel, the allure of history, Charles Dickens, and Star Trek.

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Dan Ariely

Adam Hanft talks to the author of Predictably Irrational about The Upside of Irrationality.

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Video Interview: Daniel Pink

Andrew Keen interviews the author of the bestselling Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

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Video Interview: Bruce Sterling

The novelist, thinker, and cyberpunk legend chats about history and favela chic, and tells us "The future is where we go to die." Read more...

Daniel Okrent

James Mustich talks with Daniel Okrent about his new book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Read more...

Scott Turow: Innocent

Sarah Weinman interviews Scott Turow about his new novel Innocent, a long-awaited sequel to Presumed Innocent.

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Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald on writing the book she wished was there when she turned forty.

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Diane Ravitch

A talk with Diane Ravitch on testing, accountability, and The Death and Life of the Great American School System.

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Duff Goldman: How to Cook a Wookiee

An excerpt from The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Read more...

Hugh Ambrose on The Pacific

The author of The Pacific talks about the book, the HBO series, and the dark side of the "Good War."

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Chang-rae Lee

The author of The Surrendered on war, fiction, and the poetry of survival. Read more...

Judith Warner

A conversation with the author of We've Got Issues about children, pharmaceuticals, mental illness, and mythology. Read more...

Don DeLillo

The author on his new novel Point Omega, time and loss, Teilhard de Chardin, and Alfred Hitchcock.

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Joshua Ferris

The author of The Unnamed speaks about science, medicine, and the unknowable aspect of being human. Read more...

Anne Tyler

An email conversation with the author about her new book, the work of planning a novel, and what books she'd leave behind if she could. Read more...

Table Talk with Thomas Keller

The chef famous for the French Laundry and Per Se speaks about the comforts of family food, the grace of repetition, and his bestselling new book, Ad Hoc at Home.

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Stewart Brand

The legendary creator of The Whole Earth Catalog speaks about his new book, and his evolving ideas about the relationship of humanity with the planet. Read more...

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).