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Rudy Then and Rudy Now

Rudy Giuliani’s fall from respected New York mayor to Trump consigliere is well documented. But the cracks in his moral makeup were there from the outset

An Amusement Park of Dreams

The first-ever art amusement park—launched in 1987 in Hamburg, and featuring art by everyone from Basquiat to Baselitz to Lichtenstein—has since been all but forgotten. Ahead of Luna Luna’s reopening, next year, a new book surveys this feat of the imagination

From The Glass Castle to Prohibition

Jeannette Walls looks back at her tumultuous upbringing and her days as a gossip columnist in New York, and discusses her latest book, a novel set in the 1920s

The Princess Bride

Catherine Lacey

The author discusses her latest novel, a fictionalized biography of a “Frankenstein’s monster of 20 artists and 20 writers” whom she admires, from Kathy Acker to Susan Sontag

The Prophet Motive

We’ll Always Have Paris

In Paris Hilton’s new memoir, the socialite seems disingenuous and her ghostwriter’s touch is too obvious. And yet, we’re still captivated

Staff Picks

Don’t miss an epic catalogue of Edward Hopper’s paintings, a tale of walking from Washington D.C. to New York City, and an appreciation of the architect Shigeru Ban

Mona Simpson’s Guide to Writing

In an interview, the novelist discusses her new book, her early days working at The Paris Review, and finding inspiration

Murder, They Wrote

This month’s mystery books take on the subject of war from all angles—and places, from the English countryside to Egypt

Changing the Game

How Mel Brooks Got Smart

Over a seven-decade career, the actor and filmmaker behind some of the most successful TV comedies of all time achieved success by becoming a poet of failure

A Trio of Traitors

Three Days in New Orleans

The second annual New Orleans Book Festival, held on the Tulane University campus and co-chaired by Walter Isaacson, featured panels with Maggie Haberman, Michael Lewis, and AIR MAIL’s Alessandra Stanley and Nathan King

One for the Books

To write a book about Sotheran’s, one of the oldest bookshops in the world, a rare-book seller chased down the store’s elusive 18th-century origins

Indian Distractions

Spy Games

Forever in Fashion

A new volume pairs quotations by history’s best fashion designers, as told to the journalist Marylou Luther, with illustrations by Ruben Toledo

Staff Picks

Don’t miss a memoir from a legendary publisher, a peek inside several White House kitchens, and the shocking story of a couple’s murder-suicide

Postcards from the Edge

In her memoir, Tanya Frank writes candidly about dealing with her son’s psychotic break

For the Love of Woodrow

Kinky Roots

On Thin Ice

Climate change is forcing many Americans to make the difficult decision between leaving their home and risking their safety

Staff Picks

Don’t miss a reflection on the state of journalism, a memoir from a former Metropolitan Museum of Art security guard, and the story of a molecular biologist’s fight against sexism