A decade-by-decade history of race and racism in America, compiled by a National Book Award Winner.
The French intellectual at home in Paris, where he authored much of “The Genius of Judaism,” his new book about what it means to be a Jew today.
A guide to the best and worst American leaders in history, and which ones might prevail in a knife fight.
The Dutch writer and illustrator was known for children’s books depicting a sparely drawn round white rabbit who gained a worldwide following.
In “Almost Complete Poems,” his latest attempt to earn the title poet, Stanley Moss reflects on his life, talents and quest for spiritual strength.
In Philip Roth’s 2004 alternative history, Charles Lindbergh is in the White House, cozying up to the Third Reich.
The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Mind.”
A singer who breaks race barriers in the theater, a Mexican immigrant living on the edge of survival in an American city and more.
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.
Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
Carter wrote some of the 20th century’s unforgettable first sentences, and her novel “Nights at the Circus” was named the best of James Tait Black Prize winners.
In Hideo Yokoyama’s “Six Four,” a Japanese policeman searches for two lost teenagers, one of them his own daughter.
The Claremont Review of Books published “The Flight 93 Election,” an incendiary case for Donald J. Trump. Can it now help pilot the American government?
This new volume, labeled a work of fiction, provides a sharp-edged distillation of the themes that have preoccupied him throughout his career.
In his new biography “Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel,” John Stubbs explores the complex life of the man who penned “Gulliver’s Travels.”
A Roman Catholic social philosopher, Mr. Novak abandoned liberal politics to make the theological and moral case for capitalism in a series of books.
Mark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.
Rivka Galchen and Benjamin Moser discuss which classic books are commonly misunderstood.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
In “Dance of the Jakaranda,” Peter Kimani explores Kenya’s colonial legacy through the story of the national railroad.
The Mall of America in Minnesota becomes the latest to hold a contest to appoint a writer-in-residence.
The letter, written by PEN America, reads in part: “Vibrant, open intercultural dialogue is indispensable in the fight against terror and oppression.”
Frank Zimring’s “When Police Kill” and Barry Friedman’s “Unwarranted” take up the case of police use of force and surveillance.
A digital sleuth has discovered an anonymously published 1852 serial novel by the poet, which survived in only a single copy of an obscure newspaper.
Le Bouche à Oreille, a modest restaurant in central France, got an accolade intended for a high-end restaurant of the same name.
Some of our favorite books by and about presidents from the past few decades.
Ms. Ferris, whom Art Spiegelman calls “one of the most important comics artists of our time,” has just published her first graphic novel.
Claude McKay’s “lost” novel “Amiable With Big Teeth” is about a group of activists in Harlem during the 1930s.
Sheelah Kolhatkar, whose “Black Edge” traces the insider trading scandal at SAC Capital, is a former fund analyst herself.
My dad’s philosophy was that you don’t need money or plans, only a willingness to be present in the moment and to go where inspiration takes you.