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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crimes and Misdemeanors A look back at the eight best mystery books of 2020

December 30, 2020

An Empress in Code She was known for her three-hour hairstyling sessions, but Elizabeth of Austria also provided key, secret support to her husband, the Habsburg emperor