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Ed Sorel The longtime illustrator and satirist recommends his favorite books, spanning three centuries

The Parent Trap As she expanded her viral essay on millennial burnout into a book, the writer reveals the one parenting stat she couldn’t shake

January 6, 2021

American Hustle The essayist’s latest is a reflection on “the emotions of money,” tracing a finance-fueled history of the U.S. from Thomas Jefferson to his own parents

Point of View Don’t judge a book by its cover—unless that cover is one of hundreds of treasures leaping from the pages of this new collection

Short List Books to read this week, from histories of China and Hitler’s warships to an investigation into U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

January 13, 2021

Race Against the Clock The story behind J.F.K.’s 1960 victory is inextricably tied to M.L.K., his imprisonment, and the Kennedy team that helped free him

The Nanny Diaries Kiley Reid worked as a babysitter in New York before fictionalizing her experience for the page. The resulting novel explores racism and liberal hypocrisy

January 20, 2021

Big Little Life Fans remember him as the boisterous R&B singer. But Little Richard had a complicated personal life—and leaves a profound legacy

January 20, 2021

Short List What to read this week, including new books from Joan Didion and George Saunders, and a 1500s polar adventure gone wrong

January 20, 2021

The Talented Mrs. Highsmith One hundred years after Patricia Highsmith’s birth, the Talented Mr. Ripley author’s life and work remain as appealing as ever. What’s her secret?

January 20, 2021

Biting Back A German publisher is finally relinquishing rights to a best-selling cookbook, stolen from a Jewish family and republished under an Aryanized name

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

Blood Sport An activist reveals the shocking truth behind big-game hunting, and the moneyed interests (with the U.S. government in their pocket) that are making sure things don’t change