Ward Sutton's illustrated review of Miguel Syuco's dazzling new tale of an author's mysterious death.
Before Bob Marley was a visionary and culture hero, he was a musician.
Eloisa James is surprised—and delighted—by the winning innocence of the heroines of five new romance novels.
Cro-Magnon interlopers displaced the Neanderthals who once roamed over prehistoric Europe. What made them different?
Originality, plagiarism, and creativity—Andrew Keen on Helene Hegemann, Reality Hunger, and The Authenticity Hoax.
In a new history of the American Revolution, an esteemed historian shifts the focus from the Founders to ordinary people.
Stieg Larsson's unlikely heirs to the mantle of Sherlock Holmes.
Ward Sutton's illustrated review of Daniel Okrent's new history of America's singular experiment in mass sobriety.
Robert Christgau on the enduring power of Louis Armstrong's horn -- and voice.
A collection of essays on a reading life from the author of A History of Reading and The Library at Night
Brooke Allen on the therapeutic joys of mystery and espionage discoveries from Felony & Mayhem Press.
This month in Reading Romance, Eloisa James celebrates less-than-perfect lovers.
A. C. Grayling on the quest to find the seat of wisdom in the brain.
Ward Sutton on Yann Martel's intriguing follow-up to Life of Pi, in which a writer wrestles with a seemingly impossible subject.
Four new literary adventures suggest that the hybrid genre of steampunk is still on the boil.
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