Yunte Huang's new study of the fictional detective yields far more than the history of a stereotype.
Memoir, history, and personal journey, this book about poetry and the Second World War is a telling, poignant, and singular testament.
An illustrated review of Lewis Hyde's new treatise about creativity in the public sphere.
The grown-up anthems of Arcade Fire.
An urgent moral fable set in Nazi-occupied Holland, Keilson's novel proves that even death guaranteed no escape from the terror of the war.
The life, times, and seductions of James Lees-Milne (1908-1997), England's greatest 20th-century diarist.
Is it time to resume our imaginative flights to other planets?
Four new romances that twist old plots—from Cinderella to Cyrano, Pygmalion to Jane Eyre—to fit these times.
Alison Gopnik pulls profound questions out of the minds of babes.
A true-life tale of madness, scandal, and murder in Gilded Age New York.
Ward Sutton's illustrated review of Michael Koryta's new thriller about an old hotel, a long-dead local tyrant, and one strange bottle of water.
A new translation of a little-known classic helps remind us of Jules Verne's genius.
The boundary-eroding music of M.I.A. mashes the personal and the political with toughness, wit, and beats.
Works of detection and suspense for young readers who crave a thrill.
Eloisa James on great love stories for younger readers.
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