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An evangelist for telling our uncomfortable truths wasn’t always so comfortable with it.
Do we need our candidates and public officials to be John Updike or Joan Didion?
Cinque Henderson's provocative memoir raises questions and concerns.
Catharine Arnold's "Pandemic 1918" prompts thoughts of mortality and the need for an examined life.
Gorgeous illuminated manuscripts illustrate a broad concept of what monsters were -- and meant -- in medieval Europe.
An erotic first novel about a young American abroad gradually grows more eloquent.
Remembering when America provided a model for protest around the globe.
Protagonists of two new novels battle powerful underground organizations. The similarities end there.
A photography project, a book, and now a work for the stage, taken from real life.
Comey sees authority as the essence of goodness; he might have learned a better, more humanistic lesson from horror-drag reality TV hosts.
Looking back at the novel and the iconic Hollywood film, with its biting indictment of greed, misogyny and bigotry in Texas.
Why aren't we worrying about the bomb?
We'd have no Harvey Weinstein because some electro-lady would turn him into a pile of ash.
Eventually, J.M. Lee may or may not write the Great South Korean Novel.
In "Fantasyland," Americans are fundamentally kooky believers in anything; sometimes for the good, sometimes not.
Nationalistic rhetoric, fear of immigrants, police killings of citizens? How the Haymarket case reflects 2017 politics.
The onetime "Daily Show" player turns serious in a new collection of personal essays.
Four and a half years ago, Boston was under siege when unknown assailants detonated two homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston...