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Seeing Double How a doppelgänger foiled a secret Nazi plot to shoot a plane carrying precious cargo out of the sky

Calder Complex “My fan mail is enormous—everybody is under six”: on the American sculptor’s complicated relationship with his admirers

Commune of the Flies Six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months. It turned out very differently than William Golding’s terrifying novel

Sliding Doors In her new novel, Curtis Sittenfeld reimagines the life of Hillary without Bill

Working Girl After Ari, Jackie O spent 20 years in book publishing. A friend of hers remembers that largely overlooked time

All Quiet in the Forager’s Wood A new book of photographs takes you mushroom hunting with the great American composer John Cage

Triumph of the Willing On the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s defeat, what can William Shirer’s epic history, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, teach us about today?

Pool Party! A new book captures the enduring allure of swimming pools

Found in Translation How did a now forgotten masterpiece of American literature become so beloved by Italians?

Head in the Clouds How Charlie Mackesy accidentally wrote a best-seller and became a social-media sensation in his 50s

Jonathan Galassi From Dante to Natalia Ginzburg, the publisher and poet celebrates the glorious literary history of a hurting country