My 1980s and Other Essays

Cultural critic and gay icon Wayne Koestenbaum’s collection of essays and personal anecdotes is a witty and passionate look at the history and future of intellectualism in America.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…