What He Could Do

The Trump ascendancy has been an ongoing seminar on where norms end and laws begin.

How Megyn Kelly Won

Settle for More

by Megyn Kelly

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News—and Divided a Country

by Gabriel Sherman

A Great Family Business

The first season of ‘The Crown’ is essentially the ‘Godfather’ narrative, with Elizabeth as Michael Corleone.

The Crown

a Netflix television series created by Peter Morgan

‘The Sheer Excitement of Being an Artist’

How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking About Art

by David Salle

Under the Spell of James Baldwin

‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ a documentary film directed by Raoul Peck

I Am Not Your Negro

a documentary film directed by Raoul Peck

Fierce, She Got Outside the Moment

Rachel Cusk’s ‘Transit’


by Rachel Cusk

Mr. Nick Baker Teaches Today—Listen

‘Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids’ by Nicholson Baker

Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids

by Nicholson Baker

Why Free Speech Is Not Enough

In the Trump era, keeping government out of the speech regulation business is likely to be more essential than ever.

The Taming of Free Speech: America’s Civil Liberties Compromise

by Laura Weinrib

Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America

by Sam Lebovic

A Liberal Empire? Ruled from the Spas?

The Grand Spas of Central Europe: A History of Intrigue, Politics, Art, and Healing

by David Clay Large

The Habsburg Empire: A New History

by Pieter M. Judson

Brilliant, Touching, Tough

Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

by Edward Sorel

The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s

by Joseph Egan

My Story: An Autobiography

by Mary Astor

A Life on Film

by Mary Astor

Will We Ever Pin Down Pushkin?

Strolls with Pushkin

by Andrei Sinyavsky, translated from the Russian by Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy and Slava I. Yastremski

The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship

by Alex Beam

Novels, Tales, Journeys: The Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin

translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

The Brotherhood of Rock

“The Band had made, Robertson says, a brotherhood, and in the way that in the songs each man’s contribution shaded and jumped into every other’s, they acted out an ideal of democracy and equality.”


by Robbie Robertson

A Deep American Horror Exposed

‘A Book of American Martyrs’ by Joyce Carol Oates

A Book of American Martyrs

by Joyce Carol Oates

He Saw the Marches Differently on the March

The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland

by Rory Stewart

The Wonderful Allure of Tamil

Tamil: A Biography

by David Shulman

The Dreams and the Demons of Fasting

The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue

How Did the Cold War Really End?

The End of the Cold War, 1985–1991

by Robert Service

Groping and Not Finding

In the Country of the Blind

by Edward Hoagland

The Headquarters of Neo-Marxism

Three new books on the lives and ideas of the Frankfurt School’s most famous members

Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School

by Stuart Jeffries

Habermas: A Biography

by Stefan Müller-Doohm, translated from the German by Daniel Steuer

Adorno and Existence

by Peter E. Gordon

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