The journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson reveal the committed, passionate writer at work.
In the unusual crime novels of David Carkeet, the bad deeds are almost beside the point.
Why Lil Wayne resides in a musical universe all his own.
Robert K. Merton's classic work of comic scholarship is a uniquely witty, digressive entertainment for the mind.
The penultimate volume in a collection that traces the career of one of science fiction's most eclectic voices.
Ever inventive, writers of romance alter old forms to map fresh approaches to the heart.
"Father Knows Books" returns to cast a cartoonist's (and parent's) eye over a new book for children, about a royal family and an uplifting scenario.
A new work from a Nobel laureate may be the best account of how the global economy crashed -- and how it needs to be repaired.
Toxicology meets forensics in Jazz Age New York, giving birth to the first modern crime lab.
Vampire Weekend’s second outing is no sophomore slump.
Arresting and magical tales from a little known master of German literature.
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.
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