Marriage to a virtual stranger may not work out well in most peoples lives. But it does make for a good story.
Discoveries in winter, from an Asperger’s memoir to a poet’s rural vision.
Ward Sutton reviews Charles Glass's new history of how American citizens survived, resisted, collaborated, and sometimes died during the Nazi occupation of the French capital.
An argument for the emerging dominance of the world's economy -- and culture -- by the most populous nation on the planet.
From the award-winning author of the Mars Trilogy, an intellectual adventure that shuttles between the 17th and 31st centuries.
Dorothy Uhnak's books transformed her trailblazing experience as a woman in the N.Y.P.D. into sagas that plumb the soul of the force.
After twelve months of listening, the songs that beg to be heard again.
Fourscore (plus three) records worth remembering from a year's devoted listening.
From the Old West to imagined new frontiers, lone rangers who fire the imagination
New books collect the literature of a modern nation and listen for the lasting echoes of an ancient one.
The new book from the award-winning author of Little Brother attempts to bring new life into a foundational concern of science fiction: the social role of the technological innovator.
Michael Dirda on the books of the year that "continue to linger most vividly in my memory."
A new history of astronomy illuminates the wonders of the skies, and the contributions of those explore them with eyes, telescopes, and radio waves.
Ward Sutton looks at a new annotated and illustrated edition of the letters from one of the most famously tormented personalities in the history of painting.
Robin D.G. Kelley's new biography of Thelonious Monk inspires a reflection on a musician and composer whose gifts keep on giving.
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