Sittenfeld’s alternate history is the story not of “What Happened” but of “What Could Have Happened.”
  • May 18
  • Review
The novelist affectingly plumbs the mind-bending hugeness of losing a parent.
  • 13 hours ago
  • Review
“Sing Backwards and Weep” is a masterpiece of self-loathing and score-settling.
  • 23 hours ago
James Gardner traces its evolution from a 12th-century fortress to the world’s largest museum.
  • 3 days ago
Zachary Carter’s biography offers a rich portrait of the economist and his enduring ideas.
Thomas Piketty argues that it’s time for a new vision of society.
  • 3 days ago
William Drozdiak outlines the French president’s vision and the challenges it faces.
  • 3 days ago
  • Perspective
It always takes a little time for novelists to shape a real-life nightmare into a story.
  • 4 days ago
  • Review
“The Poster,” edited by Gill Saunders and Margaret Timmers of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, is a beautiful survey of the medium.
  • 4 days ago
  • Review
“Discovering Cyrus,” “The Road to Oxiana,” “The Nature of Alexander” and more.
A snapshot of popular books.
  • 6 days ago
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