A new book that names a Jewish notary as a suspect made headlines. Now that World War II and Holocaust experts have had time to review its claims, many doubt the methods and conclusion.
In plain language, he answered many burning questions: How do you catch a fly? What do animals do the day they’re born? How loud is a lion’s roar?
Rosemary Sullivan’s new book chronicles the emergence of a new suspect who might have informed the authorities of Frank’s whereabouts.
“Most Dope,” a biography by Paul Cantor, offers a tender remembrance of a precocious talent.
Christoper Leonard’s “The Lords of Easy Money” takes aim at the Fed’s decision to inject new money into the banking system.
Our critic recommends old and new books.
Why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?
He called himself a “well-informed amateur,” and he wrote about everything from bluegrass to ballet.
The Icelandic novelist, poet and Björk collaborator is a surrealist for our time.
Christie’s will auction the personal Americana collection of William Reese, which carries an estimate of $12 million to $18 million.
Gottlieb talks about his own new biography and the work of Sinclair Lewis, and Carl Bernstein discusses “Chasing History.”
The antiheroine of the moment, in movies like “The Lost Daughter” and novels like “I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness,” commits the mother’s ultimate sin: abandoning her children.
“Just Pursuit,” by Laura Coates, a former federal prosecutor, and “The Rage of Innocence,” by Kristin Henning, a longtime juvenile defense lawyer, detail the moral quandaries and bias they encountered in their work.
I’m all for undoing racist impulses, but I wonder how useful it is to sit with my daughter and scold myself with clunky prose.
“I became a photographer because of ‘The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson,’ which was published when I was a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. I was studying painting. Maybe it was something about the word ‘world,’ as well as the pictures, that seduced me.”
Emily St. John Mandel talks about the pandemic novel she wrote years before Covid-19 and the HBO Max adaptation that some viewers have found oddly life-affirming.
Richard K. Rein’s book tells the story of William H. Whyte, a sociologist who wrote “The Organization Man” and helped to rethink how cities look and feel.
The composer John Adams reviews a new book by Jed Perl, “Authority and Freedom: A Defense of the Arts.”
In “Mala’s Cat,” Mala Kacenberg describes her time hiding out in the forest during World War II after losing her family.
Jessamine Chan’s “The School for Good Mothers” takes up themes of autonomy and technology in imagining an experimental facility where parents go through mandatory retraining.
In “The Zen of Therapy,” Mark Epstein weaves together two ways of understanding how humans can feel more settled in their lives.
In “I Came All This Way to Meet You,” the novelist reveals how far she’s traveled — and how many obstacles she’s cleared — to get where she is now.
“You Don’t Know Us Negroes,” edited by Genevieve West and Henry Louis Gates Jr., is a collection of nonfiction by the author of “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”
Many of us are taught that if we work hard enough we’ll be able to get over our losses. The social scientist Pauline Boss sees it differently.
“Aftermath,” by Harald Jähner, recounts Germans rebuilding their country while avoiding any reckoning with what the Nazi regime had done in their name.
“To Paradise” spans centuries and continents with a dizzying array of themes, situations and motifs.
Bernstein’s memoir “Chasing History” is a personal and affectionate look at the past, when journalism was thriving.
Mr. Jose’s writing, rich in themes drawn from his rural upbringing, amounted to a continuing morality play about poverty and class divisions in the Philippines.
A collector’s passion for Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is on display in “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects.” But can he solve the case of the pirate signature?
Critics, reporters and editors answer your questions about all things literary.
She was murdered after the publication of her first novel, “Dictee,” a challenging exploration of Korean history and immigrant life that inspires Asian American writers today.
It’s hard to imagine. But so is democracy’s salvation.
In her debut novel, “The School for Good Mothers,” Jessamine Chan imagines a future where parents (mostly women) get sent to government-run reform school.
In “Something to Hide,” Elizabeth George delivers another intelligent, intricate mystery starring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley of New Scotland Yard.
“Sympathy and solidarity are qualities that people do need.”
Filippo Bernardini, an Italian citizen who worked in publishing, was charged with wire fraud and identity theft for a scheme that prosecutors said affected hundreds of people over five or more years.
“Chasing History” tells the story of his journalistic apprenticeship at The Evening Star in Washington, D.C., when he was in his teens and early 20s.
Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.
In “Emotional,” Leonard Mlodinow examines the effect of feelings on our thought processes and mental lives.
The independent press acquired the title after Random House, the writer’s longtime publisher, declined to make an offer.
Kathryn Schulz’s memoir places the totalizing experience of loss on a continuum with the summons of romantic and even religious love.
In “Luckenbooth,” Jenni Fagan traces the strange, fantastical stories of artists, vagabonds, dreamers and mystics in a single tenement.
In “Anthem,” Noah Hawley ushers readers into a nightmarish fantasy world.
The show runner behind “Fargo” and “Legion” is also a novelist. His latest, “Anthem,” is set in a divided America with a touch of magical realism.
“The Steal,” by Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague, memorializes those brave Republicans who defied their party and refused to overturn the 2020 election.
Gina Apostol’s novel “Bibliolepsy” revisits the final years of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines.
“Dante: A Life,” an impressively researched new portrait by the Italian novelist and historian Alessandro Barbero, plumbs some of the perennial riddles in Dante studies and arrives at unconventional conclusions.
A documentary based on a home movie shot by an American in 1938 provides a look at the vibrancy of a Jewish community in Europe just before the Holocaust.
In her new book, Barbara F. Walter makes the case that the United States is firmly within the “danger zone” for more political violence.
Jean Chen Ho’s debut story collection, “Fiona and Jane,” follows all the milestones of growing up for immigrants in America.