Blaine Harden charts the course of fantasies that created the despotic state of North Korea.
Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans propose that Homo sapiens are in charge of evolution on our planet.
In ‘Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli,’ Daisy Hay uses the letters of the prime minister and his wife to portray a marriage.
Everything from your muffler to the Trans-Alaska pipeline are at risk, according to this engaging history
In the new issue of the American Scholar, Christian Wiman and Emily Fox Gordon offer antidotes to the predictable, narcissistic memoir.
“The Harder They Come” explores violence, heroism and anti-government sentiments.
Carola Dibbell’s “The Only Ones,” Ian Tregillis’s “The Mechanical” and Francesca Haig’s “The Fire Sermon.”
Life stories by Sasha Martin, Abigail Thomas, Sofka Zinovieff and George Hodgman.
The demand for grant money has been so strong that he’s adding $250,000 to the program he announced two weeks ago.
The unlikely heroine of Mary Louise Kelly’s novel is sucked into an unsolved double homicide
In “Unforgettable,” Scott Simon tells the story of his mother’s vivacious life and her final days.
Andrew Cockburn and Gregoire Chamayou outline how killing by robots feeds extremist groups.
Ever gone into a modern art gallery and wondered, “What’s going on here?” This slim volume offers help.
Why are so many hands missing across history -- and literature?
Like the best ensemble film, characters drift from story to story in a collection by a master of the craft.
Roy Morris Jr.’s ‘American Vandal’ focuses on the years the Huck Finn author spent abroad.
An imitator in public is eventually forced to delve into a personal unraveling to know himself again.
“Literary culture needs this,” said Morgan Entrekin. But no plans to include book reviews.
After Bigfoot carries his mother away — in matrimony — a boy spends his life looking for her.
With a senator, a sex tryst and Chinese spies, this political thriller is one for our times.
The books Washington has been reading.