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Jane Mayer: Obama In ‘Impossible Bind’ Over Donors

When the Supreme Court ruled on the landmark Citizen United case in 2010, the landscape of presidential elections shifted. Super […]

Paul Auster Meditates On Life, Death And Near Misses

Paul Auster doesn’t take living for granted. At 65, the author has had several “near misses,” from sliding face-first into […]

Rovers Are From Mars: How Curiosity Is Killing It On Twitter

Twitter wasn’t built to give voice to Curiosity, the rover currently exploring Mars, but it’s awfully well-suited for the purpose. […]

New In Paperback Aug. 20-26

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Robert Harris, Jennifer DuBois, Tony Horwitz, Thomas Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum and Adam Gopnik. [Copyright 2012 […]

A Lyrical Portrait Of Life And Death In The Orchard

Amanda Coplin grew up in the apple-growing Wenatchee Valley, on the sunny side of Washington state’s Cascade range, surrounded by […]

The Marlon Brando Of Screen Dance, 100 Years On

In his final MGM musical, 1957′s Les Girls, Gene Kelly dances with Mitzi Gaynor to the Cole Porter song “Why […]

Bill Hader On Sketch Comedy, His Love Of Old Films

Comedian Bill Hader is adept on stage and doing live performances. But he’s afraid of standup. He says he remembers […]

IM, IM, IM Superman: Morning-After Texts Between Superman, Wonder Woman

Next week, in Justice League #12, The Man of Steel and the Amazing Amazon will … get their respective super-powered […]

A Bartender’s ‘Tale’ In Nostalgic Soft-Focus

At the moment Rusty, the young protagonist of The Bartender’s Tale, is rescued from his Aunt Marge’s house in Phoenix, […]

Exclusive First Read: ‘Telegraph Avenue’

Michael Chabon sets his sprawling new novel, Telegraph Avenue, in his adopted home of Berkeley, California, and its grittier southern […]

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