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Herbie Fully Loaded In an excerpt from his new book, the author remembers unleashing his father, a well-known negotiator, on a professor he hated

Once upon a Time in Hollywood In the course of their brief, intense marriage, Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward lit the match for a cultural explosion in 1960s Los Angeles

Practice Makos Perfect Christopher Makos showed Andy Warhol how to use his first camera. He also cemented Warhol’s existence as the personification of the “American brand”

Touching Base The effect of Jackie Robinson on the lives of average Americans of color is well documented. But he was instrumental for other baseball players of color, too

April 27, 2022

Staff Picks Don’t miss a biography of the American painter Winslow Homer; a little-told story about Benjamin Franklin; and a memoir turned meditation on books

April 27, 2022

Murder, They Wrote Tragic beauties dominate this month’s best mystery novels—as well as a 1946 noir classic

Spires, Squires, and Liars A contemporary of Boris Johnson’s and Dominic Cummings’s traces Brexit, and the state of politics in Britain today, back to 1980s Oxford

Breathing Fire Gary Indiana has a new collection of essays, Fire Season. In an interview, the outspoken critic lets loose on young writers, politicians, and just about everyone else

April 20, 2022

Don’t Look Up Coronavirus deniers are following the climate-change-denial playbook to a tee. Will the cycle ever break?

April 20, 2022

Putin’s Enemy No. 1 Eight questions with Bill Browder, whose new book, Freezing Order, offers a captivating follow-up to his 2015 nonfiction Russia thriller, Red Notice

Piatti for Children The Swiss designer Celestino Piatti’s children’s books are combined into a single volume for the first time

Staff Picks Don’t miss a comedic cancer memoir from Delia Ephron; chronicles of a man retracing the steps of Alexander the Great; and the tale of an impostor journalist

April 13, 2022

Forgetting Sarah Palin While trying to understand the current Republican Party, most journalists have ignored the woman who foreshadowed Donald Trump

April 13, 2022

The Man Who Invented Movies While Thomas Edison is widely known as “the father of motion pictures,” a Frenchman by the name of Louis Le Prince actually got there first—and then disappeared

Enter the Beaux-Arts A new book highlights the gilded Beaux-Arts architecture of turn-of-the-last-century New York City