Good editing makes good books. Authors and publishers forget this at their peril.
Finding inspiration in the example of a hard-core reader to range widely, go deep, and re-read the best.
Two compelling, thought-provoking debuts and a page-turning if unbelievable crime thriller.
A recap of the Books Alive! 2017 Washington Writers Conference, held by the Washington Independent Review of Books.
An exhaustive dissection of virtually every experience that went into shaping our 44th president.
Part biography, part history, part homage to manly men in the mercenary service of colonial overreach.
J.D. Vance’s thoughtful, engaging HILLBILLY ELEGY has become the demon/darling of pundits on all sides. My advice: ignore them and let the book speak for itself.
When the cause seems hopeless, what distinguishes dedication from delusion?
It’s worth considering what we mean by compassion, empathy, and a shared social contract–and what we lose when we don’t bother to consider it at all.
2016 was an exceptionally good reading year. Here’s what I managed to consume!
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