Latest from Michael Dirda
Our critic’s picks include a new edition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and a biography of Whistler.
  • Dec 2, 2020
Two recently published and appealingly idiosyncratic memoirs reflect this week’s autumnal spirit.
  • Nov 25, 2020
New works by Anthony Grafton, Peter Burke, Richard Ovenden quench many a curiosity.
  • Nov 18, 2020
With “Moonflower Murders,” Horowitz adds layers of mystery to a richly plotted tale.
  • Nov 11, 2020
The new book “Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music” reminds us that the divisive composer could supply our era with its big-screen soundtrack.
  • Nov 3, 2020
These tales of imaginary monsters, ghosts and goblins offer frightful delights.
  • Oct 27, 2020
Rosanna Warren’s enlightening book is rich with anecdote and cameos by early 20th-century intellectuals
  • Oct 21, 2020
Tocqueville’s masterpiece is a reminder of the strengths and weaknesses of the American political experiment.
  • Oct 14, 2020
Escape again into the worlds created by George R.R. Martin, Ray Bradbury, Lewis Carroll and more.
  • Oct 6, 2020
I suppose I knew a greenhouse wasn’t the ideal place for some of my most treasured possessions.
  • Sep 30, 2020