David Sedaris is a good writer. A great one, probably. But you don't have to be a great writer to get a lot of writing in a diary that you keep to yourself.
Jason Diamond analyzes his obsession with Vintage Contemporaries paperbacks from the 80s.
Two new books—one a methodical scientific account and one a freewheeling memoir—attempt to make sense of the canine brain.
Earlier this week, the magazine pulled a review amid online criticism of the book.
We're not sure we'd want to actually read this entire edition (unless we found a page-sized lighter to speed things up), but the idea and the execution here is really nifty.
Why do we need it, and are we getting enough?
Who gets to document African realities? Who are the "gatekeepers" of African publishing traditions?
The renowned author discusses family history, Donald Trump, and her beautiful new memoir.
In "The End of Policing," Alex S. Vitale argues that police reforms implemented in the wake of Brown's death — from diversity initiatives to community policing to body cameras — fail to acknowledge that policing as an institution reinforces race and class inequalities by design.
In a new speculative-fiction anthology series, Iraqi authors consider their country's tumultuous present as they envision how it could look in the year 2103.
Biloxi schools got a complaint from parents about language in the Southern classic "To Kill A Mockingbird."
After 17 years, the author of the trilogy "His Dark Materials" carries on the story of one of literature's most indelible heroines.
Peter Dahmen takes the simplest materials and turns them into magic.
Are all three parts of the trilogy equally "good"? Is the call to adventure more exciting than the homecoming? Is the middle installment just filler to move the plot to the final climax?
Our mortuary conventions reveal a lot about our relation to the past.
It was in his 2-million-word journal that the transcendentalist discovered how to balance poetic wonder and scientific rigor as he explored the natural world.
Coates's eloquent polemics on the black experience in America brought him fame and the admiration of Barack Obama. Here he talks about the rise of white supremacy — and why Trump was a logical conclusion.
And the Internet is losing its mind.
Why, when so many neglected aspects of human experience are being filled in, is chronic illness still so underrepresented?
Her music inspires a deep sense of intimacy, yet her fierce privacy is the key to her genius.
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