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The Nazis Came From Middle Earth (and Possibly Still Live There)
The Vril Society / Middle Earth, Nazi Germany, and Suburban New Jersey / 1871-present
Here’s Everything We Know About Garth Risk Hallberg’s 900-page, $2 Million Debut Novel
City of Fire is a big book in every way.
Everything Jonathan Franzen Currently Hates
The complete list of digruntlement, as plucked from his footnotes in The Kraus Project.
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‘Stating a Fact Is Not Abuse’: Richard Dawkins on His Memoir, Pedophilia, and Twitter
The world's most prominent atheist says he can be as emotional as anyone.
On the Thomas Pynchon Trail: From the Long Island of His Boyhood to the ‘Yupper West Side’ of His New Novel
By way of Mexico, Manhattan Beach, the California woods, and a bunch of the biggest and weirdest books ever written.
Tears for Goliath
The book world gets misty-eyed for Barnes & Noble.
Book Expo America Report: TED Comes to Town
Boris Kachka learns about "artisanal publishing" and more at the publishing industry's annual convention.
Long Story Short
How a perky British nanny became a Broadway superstar.
All the Sad Literary Women: BEA Opens With a Wonderfully Bleak Bang
Boris Kachka hits day one of the publishing industry's annual convention.
At Home With Claire Messud and James Wood, the First Couple of American Fiction
On the eve of the publication of Messud's new book, she can’t shake the feeling she’s still an outsider.
George Saunders on Fox 8, Animal Narrators, and Hope for Humanity
He once watched two guys beat a vulture to death. "They were just kind of bored."
Fiona Shaw on Playing the Mother of God in The Testament of Mary
When you’re 54 and preparing to embody the mother of God in a Broadway play that’s being rewritten a week before previews, you take sniffles seriously.
72 Minutes With Renata Adler
Navigating someone else’s book party with the merciless writer as she tries to remember how she knows all these people.
Fit to Print
A brief history of Timesian introspection.
Europe on $10,000 a Day
Is fugitive financier Martin Frankel the ugliest American ever?
Vaporware to Paperware
Q: My health club has no pool, and ocean swimming isn't my idea of a convenient workout. Are there any public pools where I can do real laps without dodging little Jacques Cousteau's in their floaties?
How often do the police get their man?
Does the full story behind a new Web venture signal the end of the do-it-yourself ethic?