The New Yorker staff writer discusses her unpublished first novel, and why Americans are perennially obsessed with a good scam.
The author of God Land discusses misogyny in church leadership—and why so many depictions of Jesus look like Brad Pitt.
Taddeo's new book profiles the intimate wants and needs of three women across the country.
An excerpt from Lyz Lenz's God Land.
Sam Stein's Capital City offers a blistering and persuasive critique of how real estate dominates city planning—to the detriment of most residents.
Aya de Leon discusses her latest book—and why heist and romance novels lend themselves to political content.
Step aside, Florida Man—new books from Karen Russell, Colson Whitehead, and Kristen Arnett have stories to tell about the state that go beyond stereotypes.
In her new book, Ewing uses poetry as a form of historical investigation, revisiting the deadly riots that tore through Chicago a century ago.
Roy's essays about the environmental and human costs of late-capitalist development read as dispatches from a recent past that will also be our future.
Arnade demonstrates the virtues of a journalism based on empathy. But he also shows that empathy alone is insufficient without a sharper historical and political analysis.
The author of "The Ministry of Truth" discusses Orwell's fight for democratic socialism—and the unfortunate misconceptions that can still dog his memory.
An excerpt from John Taliaferro's new biography.
Jessica Pan's new memoir offers a glimpse at a better world—one where we're open to meaningful interactions, rather than stuck in isolation.
The writer and entrepreneur discusses his debut novel, the evolution of Nigerian literature, and the psychological toll of economic stagnancy.
Author Casey Cep discusses her new book about Harper Lee's unfinished manuscript detailing the alleged crimes of an Alabama preacher and the man who shot him.
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