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Full Frontal Louis In his 1964 best-seller, The Rector of Justin, Louis Auchincloss shrank from taking on sexual predation in New England prep schools. Four decades later, he made up for it

The Real Pulp Fiction Hard Case Crime reissues the best in hard-boiled crime novels—and has turned Stephen King into a contributor

Kids Those Days During W.W. II, Albert Camus befriended an unlikely Resistance network: a group of children. Their plight helped inspire his masterpiece

November 17, 2021

All Hail the King A new book looks back at the singular life and illustrious career of American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole

Not Your Classic Hollywood Ending The Game of Thrones finale is as controversial today as it was the night it first aired, in 2019. Now we know why

The Trumper’s Dilemma What’s a Trump aide to do after a lost election? A new book reveals the roads taken by Jared Kushner and Rudy Giuliani—and their disastrous effects

Welcome to Dunder Mifflin Ricky Gervais, Greg Daniels, Jenna Fischer, Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and others tell the unlikely story of how the U.S. Office came to be

Blurred Lines Kurt Vonnegut’s notes and early drafts provide the missing link between his fictional characters and his own personal life

November 10, 2021

The Lost Boys of Fiction Oh where, oh where have the young male novelists gone?

November 10, 2021

Highsmith Confidential Newly released diaries reveal Patricia Highsmith’s affair with a married woman—and an uncharacteristically tender side to the infamous author

November 10, 2021

The Last Picture Show The illustrious illustrator recalls the humble 1950s graphic publication with big dreams he founded on a whim with Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser

A Man for All Seasons From fashion to film to a stint at magazine editing, Tom Ford does it all. In the foreword to a new book, the author tries to describe how Ford became Tom Ford

Victimhood Goes Mad The tribulations of the brainy and beautiful. Tiny violins, please!

Shows and Tales A new oral history brings back the glory days of the rock concert, starting with rock’s post–World War II R&B roots and going all the way through 1985’s Live Aid