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Interviews

My Mistake: Daniel Menaker on What "Nobody Knows"

A legendary editor unveils life inside publishing and The New Yorker.

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Interviews

Across the Great Divide: John Ferling on Jefferson and Hamilton

A master historian on what a bitter feud between two Founding Fathers can teach us about our own volatile era in politics.

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Reviews & Essays

The Streak

Elmore Leonard on fire.

 

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Reviews & Essays

The Discovery of Middle Earth

How the Druids charted Europe (and the Romans took the credit).

 

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University Presses

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

Rules for readers in an era when distraction is de rigueur.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Most Wanted: Critic's Picks for 2013

The finest heists, murders, capers, cops, robbers, and investigations from a year of great mysteries.

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Reviews & Essays

The Hunter and Other Stories

A fresh collection from the creator of Sam Spade and the Thin Man reveals a range that went beyond hard-boiled.

 

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The Speculator

Burning Paradise

In this Twilight Zone–esque novel, we really are surrounded.

 

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Interviews

Michael Connelly: The Gods of Guilt

The creator of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller on jazz, comparing American mystery writers to Scandinavian ones, and how crime novels report from society's front lines.

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Interviews

The Voice: Tracey Thorn's Pop Journey

Musician Tracey Thorn on punk rock, feminism, motherhood, the radical sound of quiet, and her new memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen.

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Reviews & Essays

Cow Country

Two new books chart the journey of meat and dairy from farm to table.

 

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Reading Romance

Taking Me Back: The Best of 2013

A novel approach to judging the best romance of the year.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Old Man River

"The Father of Waters" shaped more than its meandering banks.

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Reviews & Essays

The Hidden White House

President Truman confronted a postwar world in collapse -- and a collapsing home to boot.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Hawthorn & Child

A philosophical detective story finds a dream state on the streets of London.

 

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