Latest from Ron Charles
Many fiction writers have tried and failed to find comedy in the current administration. Finally, we have something to laugh about.
  • Jul 6, 2020
A look at how people have engaged with “Huck Finn” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” over time offers a snapshot of who we were and are.
  • Jul 3, 2020
J. Courtney Sullivan focuses on the culture of privilege that works so effectively to maintain class distinctions while erasing any acknowledgment of them.
  • Jun 30, 2020
Marisel Vera’s historical novel revisits the 1899 hurricane that decimated the island.
  • Jun 22, 2020
The story rages along, bright and scalding, illuminating three intertwined lives in contemporary India.
  • Jun 15, 2020
Given monster stories by Mary Shelley, Stephen King and other masters of the macabre, Brooks is trying to fill some awfully big shoes here.
  • Jun 9, 2020
Ron Charles tracks the Sasquatch legend that won't die in Max Brooks's "Devolution"
  • Jun 8, 2020
Readers are reaching for “White Fragility” and “How to Be an Antiracist,” among other titles.
  • Jun 4, 2020
The Library of Congress’s annual event usually draws hundreds of thousands of attendees.
  • May 28, 2020
As soon as people discovered the pleasures of a diverting novel, some starchy scold swooped in to make them feel bad.
  • May 27, 2020