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Gen Z Finds Its Wise Man How did Ryan Holiday, a former marketing executive in rural Texas, become the go-to philosopher for these times?

A Legacy of Spies The case of the Russian spy Robert Hanssen has been called the “worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history.” Many years on, the risk of espionage is just as high

Risky Business Pulitzer Prize–winning war correspondent Ray Bonner always had a taste for trouble, but he just took on his most dangerous assignment yet: he bought a bookstore in Australia

Murder, They Wrote Actresses and other deceptive women dominate this month’s new thrillers. Plus, a look back at a true original: Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple

Take a Chance on Them Forty years after their unofficial split, Abba is attempting a comeback with a live-concert tour featuring avatars of the band’s younger selves

Talk of the Town The team behind Normal People returns with Sally Rooney’s literary debut, Conversations with Friends

Letting It Loose On the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., and the legendary tour that followed, the unlikely story of how a rock ’n’ roll masterpiece came to be

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Mean Girls meets the Bard in an encore of Red Bull Theater’s Mac Beth

May 13, 2022

Guardian Angel In the 19th century, Caroline Norton campaigned for mothers to have legal rights to their own children. She secured them for others—but not for herself

May 11, 2022

Staff Picks Don’t miss the history behind the Kentucky Derby anthem; a biography of the philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville; and a dazzling look at Renaissance altarpieces

May 11, 2022

Paradise Regained On the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St., the unlikely story of how the greatest rock ’n’ roll album of all time came to be

May 10, 2022