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From The Glass Castle to Prohibition

Jeannette Walls looks back at her tumultuous upbringing and her days as a gossip columnist in New York, and discusses her latest book, a novel set in the 1920s

Better by Design

A new coffee-table book celebrates 50 years of Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy

Mona Simpson’s Guide to Writing

In an interview, the novelist discusses her new book, her early days working at The Paris Review, and finding inspiration

Down to Earth

Eight Questions with Scott Z. Burns, a producer of An Inconvenient Truth—not to mention a co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum and No Time to Die—whose star-studded new show focuses on climate change

The Gold Standard

From the peak of Hollywood glamour to snafus, boycotts, and last year’s infamous Slap, the Oscars have seen it all. Are they still worth watching?

An Afternoon with Thomas Mallon

The author and editor of Gore Vidal discusses the influence of Mary McCarthy, his latest book, and the upcoming TV adaptation of his 2007 novel, Fellow Travelers

Not Your Average Joe

Paradise Found

Eight questions with Pico Iyer, whose new book takes readers around the world in search of paradise and its competing ideas

Paul Feig Knows a Good Martini

The filmmaker behind Freaks and Geeks and Bridesmaids has re-invented himself as a cocktail connoisseur with a viral pandemic-drink-tutorial series, his own brand of gin, and, now, a book

Jess Walter’s Rules for Writing

Eight Questions with the author, who discusses inspiration, his process, and the moment he realized Obama was a fan

In Colder Blood

Neighborhood Watch

Michael Kimmelman, the New York Times architecture critic and lifelong New Yorker, discusses the old Village and new downtowns

Mystery Man

Eight Questions with Anthony Horowitz, the man behind Foyle’s War and Agatha Christie’s Poirot, a series of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond novels, and his own mystery TV show

This Sam Adams Is for You

Eight questions with Stacy Schiff, biographer of everyone from Cleopatra to Nabokov’s wife, Véra, about her latest subject: Samuel Adams

The Nazis’ Most Formidable P.O.W. Camp

Ben Macintyre, author of a new book on epic escapes from the German stronghold Colditz, discusses everything from Truman Capote to dream dinner-party guests

Catcher in the Wry

Eight questions with Christopher Buckley, ranging in subject from his comic pandemic novel and George Bush 41 to what his parents would have made of Trump

Crisis Control

Eight questions with Jonathan Darman, whose new book explores how polio prepared F.D.R. for the presidency—and saved his marriage

Putin Confidential

Eight questions with Philip Short, the author of a new Putin biography, on the Russian president’s early years—and what Bill Browder got wrong

The View from Here

Did Henry Kissinger, now 99, ever meet a powerful world leader he didn’t like?

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

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto

The Son Also Rises

Hello, Deli!

Putin’s Enemy No. 1

Eight questions with Bill Browder, whose new book, Freezing Order, offers a captivating follow-up to his 2015 nonfiction Russia thriller, Red Notice