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Soul-Searching They are known as history’s most ruthless warriors, but the Vikings also believed in luck and guardian angels

Go Time The author of a new book on the future of business thought the coronavirus would upend it. Instead, the pandemic proved its central thesis: a move toward frictionlessness

September 8, 2020

Bleeding Love The author of a new book on American poet E. E. Cummings reveals the wartime love affair that fueled some of his most moving work

August 25, 2020

Marriage Story Stanley Kubrick’s biographer uncovers the driving force behind The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut: a roller-coaster relationship with a beautiful, mercurial dancer

Flights of Fancy For Foyle’s War creator Anthony Horowitz, the best writing—and reading—offers an escape

The Right Stuff Reimagining the life of Lucille Ball, a new book evokes the star’s groundbreaking influence and evergreen coolness

August 18, 2020

Heart of Stone The life of Confederate general Albert Pike, a member of the Freemasons, offers a new look at the secret brotherhood

Kurt Andersen Out with a new “recent history” of America, the writer suggests four books that helped influence his own work

War Games In 1946, John Hersey revealed the Hiroshima cover-up to the world. A new book tells how he got the scoop