A family whose lives are choreographed by the demands of an illness find their dance interrupted.
Essays from the author of Austerlitz offer clues to the inner life of a beloved but often enigmatic writer.
As the Arab Spring catches fire, a murdered diplomat's widow looks for answers amid the chaos.
A selection from the Pulitzer Prize finalist's new novella that will keep you awake tonight.
A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.
Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.
Why three lost tales of an amateur sleuth are among the best detective stories ever written.
The acoustic engineering professor on how we hear, preserving our ears, and the pursuit of aural wonders.
Laying down the track for a pivotal moment in Gilded Age innovation.
What have we learned from the tarnished legacy of one of baseball's greatest talents?
The Irish novelist brings Raymond Chandler's cynical paladin back for an encore.
Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?
The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp -- but that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying.
Two of today's best young fiction writers on soldier's stories, the Delta blues, and walking the tightrope between terror and hilarity.
The long-awaited final volume of an epic memoir of pedestrian travel.
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