A dispatch from the ongoing war on America’s public lands.
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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A new book chronicles the rise of extreme air pollution—and the fixes that are helping to clean up the atmosphere
Nathaniel Rich recounts America's failure to act on global warming in the 1980s; Bill McKibben offers dire prophecies about climate—and artificial intelligence.
Far from the reach of the Chinese government, Uyghur booksellers are protecting their language from being erased.
In his new book, Ken Woodley recounts how Prince Edward County, Virginia, finally began to make amends.
In his latest book, French historian Dominique Kalifa investigates how mainstream representations of poverty have been used for centuries to harm the poor.
Lucasta Miller's new biography of the poet celebrates her literary triumphs while casting a skeptical eye on the society that rejected her.
Fights over the Colorado River's most significant tributary are longstanding, intractable, and only getting worse.
The author discusses his new book, the tragic violence in Chicago, and his love for the city's "messy vitalities."
Two new books argue for the virtues of pleasure—as an end in itself, but also as a political tool.
The author and illustrator explains how seeing his home reduced to a "desolate plane" by the 2017 disaster inspired his latest book.
Literary scholar Sarah Churchwell discusses the shifting meanings of "America first" and "the American dream."