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Full-length accounts of how Senate hearings for Clarence Thomas, Robert H. Bork and others were turned into spectator sport.
A journalist sets her sights on becoming a sommelier, and learns that the training can be grueling for these “masochistic hedonists.”
Kory Stamper reveals the secret life of dictionaries in her book “Word by Word,” and in a visit to headquarters (oddities in the basement included).
Kory Stamper of Merriam-Webster talks about whether “irregardless” is a word, the origins of “posh” and the dozens of recorded pronunciations of “lingerie.”
The veteran war correspondent discusses her new look at why so much of the world’s conflict takes place in mountainous regions.
The British mystery writer indulged in the art for fun and never expected his character to attain such fame.
Tom Nichols examines how the information age has helped fuel a resistance to authoritative knowledge and a disdain for experts.
The 8-year-old protagonist of “Edgar and Lucy,” by Victor Lodato, is so peculiar, vivid and appealing that he becomes the book’s enduring reward.
The humorist and social commentator says her ideal literary dinner party is one that nobody is invited to: “My idea of a great literary dinner party is Fran, eating alone, reading a book.”
A graphic novel, a story collection, an apocalyptic novella and New York City under water: N.K. Jemisin reviews the latest in science fiction and fantasy.
Mr. Wagamese said the forced assimilation of his parents in Canada caused their negligence with their children.
Mr. Silvers brought to The Review’s pages a self-effacing sense of devotion that made him indistinguishable from the publication, and it from him.
A look at several recent and pending young adult novels that explore racial profiling and police violence against young African-Americans.
Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, released a book in 1987 that was heavy on music, intimacy and the complications of race.
A scholar finds that the marital happy endings and all-white England of the author of “Pride and Prejudice” are winning her fans among white nationalists.
In “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” Ganesh Sitaraman examines inequality not only as an economic problem but also as a threat to American democracy.
A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The Accusation,” a collection of stories by Bandi, shines a light on a world of darkness after a clandestine journey to publication.
Poems by the Nobel prize-winning poet, who died Friday morning.
Jami Attenberg discusses her new novel, “All Grown Up,” and Bonnie Rochman talks about “The Gene Machine.”
Mr. Walcott’s intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds.
In “Dear Ijeawele,” new at No. 4 in hardcover nonfiction, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie counsels a childhood friend on how to raise empowered girls.
In “Madame President,” Helene Cooper traces the life of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s head of state.
In her debut novel “The Lucky Ones,” much of it set in Colombia, Julianne Pachico shows us war, drug dealers and abductees.
Three misfits scrounge and scheme in the “hazy, sticky and seedy” Athens of Cara Hoffman’s “Running.”
Sarah Dunant returns to the Borgias, a “flamboyant family of 15th-century clerics and cutthroats,” in her latest novel “In the Name of the Family.”
Ms. Erdrich won the fiction award for her novel “LaRose,” and Mr. Desmond took home the nonfiction award for “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”
Michael Finkel’s new book investigates the account of a man who says he escaped civilization. How did he do it? And why would he want to?
Carlo Rovelli responds to Lisa Randall’s review of “Reality Is Not What It Seems” and readers suggests reading for the Trump era.
The book will share the stories of 13 American women who persevered in the face of opposition, including Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly and Maria Tallchief.