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It’s Robert Welch’s World—We’re Just Living in It

How the relatively unknown American conservative shaped our society more than anyone else

In Search of Lost Art

The Steve Jobs of Pottery

High Infidelity

To Hell and Back

Mystery Woman

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?

The Untold Story of January 6

Witches and Wizards and Wonders, Oh My!

Illustrations old and new bring the world of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to life

A Boy’s Own Biography

Guilt Trip

Writer’s Woes, According to Ottessa Moshfegh

The Eileen and My Year of Rest and Relaxation author has a new short story reflecting her old frame of mind

The Worlds Are Flat

The Sound of Silence

Digital Demi-Gods of Dice

The digital quest to conquer backgammon, a game dating back to ancient times, has been won. What now?

Growing Pains

Comeback King

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

A World War II Whodunit

Murder, They Wrote

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

Sane, Economy-Class Asian-Americans

France’s Enfant Terrible

Michel Houellebecq’s books have shocked and appalled readers. His latest novel proves there are insights behind the controversies

Making Waves