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A Numbers Game We associate algebra, geometry, and calculus with practicality and logic. But the origins of math are as mysterious as any scripture

La Vie en Azur A new book celebrates the sun-soaked and star-studded legacy of the French Riviera

Staff Picks Don’t miss a detailed account of Harvey Weinstein’s rise and fall; the inside story of the U.S.’s war against the Islamic State; and a history of Fire Island

June 29, 2022

Second Act At 46 years old, Joanna Quinn finally published the novel she’s been wanting to write for decades. Now it’s shaping up to be the book of the summer (and fall)

June 29, 2022

The Dior Allure A new book tells the history of the couture house through its storied Paris headquarters

Callil Confidential For many years, Carmen Callil dominated London’s literary and feminist scenes. In a memoir, the outspoken Melbourne native travels back in time

Plot Twist In his forthcoming novel, The Twist of a Knife, Anthony Horowitz has taken a metaphysical approach to revenge by killing the Sunday Times theater critic

June 21, 2022

Going Rogue Eight questions with Patrick Radden Keefe, best known for his accounts of the Irish Troubles and the Sacklers, whose new book profiles all manner of crooks

Talking Contradiction Notes from the archive of the Jewish Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer show that even he, a renowned pacifist, was torn when it came to Israel and its place in the world

June 15, 2022

Misery Loves Company Ottessa Moshfegh’s bleak yet funny novels have earned her a cult following. Her new book takes things a step further

June 15, 2022

Murder, They Wrote This month’s crime novels take readers around the world, from Boston and Edinburgh to islands in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean

Crooked Teeth and Dodgy Leaders Though it came as a shock to many, Brexit was nothing more than the latest round in an argument as old as the British Isles themselves

Creature of the Night The former director of the 90s’ hottest nightclubs reveals the work behind the parties

June 8, 2022

What Women Want In an interview with Three Women’s Lisa Taddeo, the author discusses grief, vengeance, her new story collection, and, of course, women

Paradise Found Grandi Giardini Italiani, which works to protect and manage Italy’s best gardens, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a heavenly new book