Three authors of fantasy and science-fiction for young readers take on the future of motherhood.
A biblical miracle is recast as an episode in the story of a long and unusual friendship.
There was victory in Europe and the Pacific; but the big screen told the story of an anxious nation.
A dozen of our personal favorites from a year in reading fiction.
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The ways in which kitchen tools and techniques affect what and how we eat.
The revolutionary painter, in the eyes of his contemporaries, was by turns a genius and simpleton.
The world inside can seem realer than any other.
New lives of folk music legends Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.
A novelist reveals the real-life inspiration for his hard-luck fiction.
The "closest reader of our time" sets his sights on everything from Keith Moon's drumming to Paul Auster's prose.
Following Bach's music into the digital age and beyond.
A deeply sympathetic examination of the Founding Father's paradoxes.
When the menace of Stalinism knew no borders.
A former National Book Award judge casts an eye over this year's contenders.
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