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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

January 19, 2022

Digital Demi-Gods of Dice The digital quest to conquer backgammon, a game dating back to ancient times, has been won. What now?

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

January 12, 2022

Mystery Woman Eight questions with crime writer Laura Lippman, whose new collection of psychological suspense stories is out this month

Witches and Wizards and Wonders, Oh My! Illustrations old and new bring the world of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to life

The French Connection What is it about gentleman-thief Arsène Lupin, Maurice Leblanc’s answer to Sherlock Holmes, that makes him so endlessly appealing?

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

A Word from the Wiseguys Twenty-two years after The Sopranos premiered, a new oral history revisits the gritty mobster universe the show created

Forever Elizabeth Photographers Douglas Kirkland, Gered Mankowitz, Norman Parkinson, Milton Greene, Terry O’Neill, and Gary Bernstein offer different looks at Hollywood’s brightest star