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.
An acclaimed travel writer and history explores the enduring religious inheritance of India through fascinating portraits of nine individuals.
The correspondence of an Roman administrator reveals the mind of the ancient world's consummate "insider."
Retracing the young French thinker's steps, and thoughts, as he met a brave New World.
A young heroine navigates post-apocalyptic Africa in an ambitious hybrid of fantasy and science fiction.
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.
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