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Spirit of the Delta A new memoir by the stepsister of Robert Johnson offers a rare window into the life of the enigmatic and legendary blues virtuoso

Ready for Their Close-Up Duncan Hannah’s “love portraits” of European movie stars

So, What Explains Cats? The secret to creating a hit musical lies in an ancient Greek number

Kurt Andersen Out with a new “recent history” of America, the writer suggests four books that helped influence his own work

U.S./U.K. Football: Same Word, Different Sport Jason Sudeikis plays a U.S. coach who takes over a Premier League team

Stay Unplugged Acoustic antitoxins from Aimee Mann, the Kinks, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, and more

A Different Sputnik Oksana Akinshina stands out as the hardened heroine of a Russian version of Alien

Reappearing Inque An interview with the founder of a Kickstarter-funded literary magazine that’s defying the rules of digital media

August 12, 2020

Going, Going, Gonzo Ahead of the late writer’s centenary, celebrating Charles Bukowski’s work and mourning his world

August 11, 2020

Canon Blast Sweet melodies from the Great American Songbook, as played by Louis Armstrong, Paul Robeson, Benny Goodman, Gene Austin, and more

Easy Listening Tune in to this week’s selection of six AIR MAIL pieces read aloud

Louche Life Meet Alessandro Ristori, the Riviera’s favorite retro lounge singer

War Games In 1946, John Hersey revealed the Hiroshima cover-up to the world. A new book tells how he got the scoop