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Michel Houellebecq’s books have shocked and appalled readers. His latest novel proves there are insights behind the controversies
January 26, 2022
Lorraine Hansberry’s Other Half
A new book explores the role of Robert Nemiroff in the success of Lorraine Hansberry, the force behind
A Raisin in the Sun with Sidney Poitier
The Fifth Beatle
While John, Paul, George, and Ringo became the most recognizable names in the world, Brian Epstein worked behind the scenes to keep the boys together. Nearly 60 years on, we revisit his memoir
January 19, 2022
Digital Demi-Gods of Dice
The digital quest to conquer backgammon, a game dating back to ancient times, has been won. What now?
Eight questions with crime writer Laura Lippman, whose new collection of psychological suspense stories is out this month
The French Connection
What is it about gentleman-thief Arsène Lupin, Maurice Leblanc’s answer to Sherlock Holmes, that makes him so endlessly appealing?