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Guitar Hero B. B. King has been called “the world’s greatest blues singer.” A new book argues that his guitar riffs are just as influential

December 1, 2021

Flora Collins The Brooklyn-based writer whose debut novel combines Freud, Jordan Peele’s Us, and her own upbringing

The Gang’s All Here The first collection of Bruce Weber’s golden-retriever shots celebrates the dogs who never leave the photographer’s side, otherwise known as “the gang”

Suspect Protection Program History’s largest-ever counterterrorism investigation enlisted efforts from the U.S., the U.K., and Pakistan. Why was its main suspect allowed to run free?

Cloud Atlas A new book explores the 10 regions, from Australia to Ethiopia to outer space, that tell us where the world is headed next

November 22, 2021

Full Frontal Louis In his 1964 best-seller, The Rector of Justin, Louis Auchincloss shrank from taking on sexual predation in New England prep schools. Four decades later, he made up for it

The Real Pulp Fiction Hard Case Crime reissues the best in hard-boiled crime novels—and has turned Stephen King into a contributor

Kids Those Days During W.W. II, Albert Camus befriended an unlikely Resistance network: a group of children. Their plight helped inspire his masterpiece

November 17, 2021

Not Your Classic Hollywood Ending The Game of Thrones finale is as controversial today as it was the night it first aired, in 2019. Now we know why

Welcome to Dunder Mifflin Ricky Gervais, Greg Daniels, Jenna Fischer, Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and others tell the unlikely story of how the U.S. Office came to be

The Trumper’s Dilemma What’s a Trump aide to do after a lost election? A new book reveals the roads taken by Jared Kushner and Rudy Giuliani—and their disastrous effects