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Space Odyssey A book of photographs offers new ways of looking at architecture, its influence, and its surroundings

Ripley’s Match Richard Bradford’s new biography of Patricia Highsmith evokes a flawed genius who bridged crime writing and high literature

Scaling Mount Whitman Through years of research and introspection, an author asks, How did Walt Whitman write the poetry that we remember him by?

February 3, 2021

Future Shock Eight questions with Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction, whose new book contemplates the earth’s precarious future

David Mamet With theaters shut, read what the playwrights are reading. In Mamet’s case, this means William Bolitho (introduced to him by Shel Silverstein), Christopher Hollis, and Pierre Berton

February 11, 2021

Heroes and Villains Stan Lee’s final days were as tragic and conflict-filled as his career was momentous. The comic-book legend’s biographer reveals the roots of his undoing

February 11, 2021

All in the Family Like his daughter Ghislaine, the notorious British media baron Robert Maxwell was a monster. How did it all start?

February 11, 2021

Heart of Darkness It was only after Robert Maxwell’s death that the world realized how far his criminality extended. Yet the riddle surrounding his final moments endures

Record High How did Warner Bros. Records land the Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, and Prince?

Sounds of Silence A collection of photographs captures the calm that has given Venice room to breathe and its treasures a chance to shine during the coronavirus pandemic