Nathaniel Rich

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Losing Earth: A Recent History (2019), Odds Against Tomorrow (2013), and, most recently, Second Nature: Scenes From a World Remade (2021).

Saul Bellow, Brattleboro, Vermont, June 1989

Swiveling Man

The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965–2005

by Zachary Leader

March 21, 2019 issue

Martin Amis

Downhill Racing

The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994–2017

by Martin Amis

September 27, 2018 issue

The Adventures of George Plimpton

A reader can’t help but be impressed by his accomplishments, despite his efforts to undermine them

Out of My League: The Classic Account of an Amateur’s Ordeal in Professional Baseball

by George Plimpton

Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

by George Plimpton

The Bogey Man: A Month on the PGA Tour

by George Plimpton

Mad Ducks and Bears: Football Revisited

by George Plimpton

One for the Record: The Inside Story of Hank Aaron’s Chase for the Home Run Record

by George Plimpton

Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring

by George Plimpton

Open Net: A Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey

by George Plimpton

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October 13, 2016 issue

Edward Hopper: Lighthouse at Two Lights, 1929

To the Lighthouse

Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

by Eric Jay Dolin

May 26, 2016 issue

James Baldwin & the Fear of a Nation

His observations about race in America feel as relevant and cutting as ever

All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin

by Douglas Field

Early Novels and Stories

by James Baldwin, edited by Toni Morrison

Collected Essays

by James Baldwin, edited by Toni Morrison

Later Novels

by James Baldwin, edited by Darryl Pinckney

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings

by James Baldwin, edited and with an introduction by Randall Kenan

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May 12, 2016 issue

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