MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Kathryn Schulz

  1. year in culture 2014
    The 10 Best Books of 2014Give praise to Marilynne Robinson’s Lila.
  2. books
    The Walking Cure: Talking to Cheryl Strayed About What Made Wild WorkShe went into the wilderness to confront the loss of her mother, and herself. Against all odds, the book she wrote about it was a huge success.
  3. vulture recommends
    Your Complete Ebola-Quarantine Reading GuideGovernor Andrew Cuomo suggested his memoir. We say try these titles instead.
  4. linguistics
    America’s Strange Love Affair With the Word CzarWelcome to the family, Ebola Czar.
  5. fall preview 2014
    David Mitchell on His New Book The Bone Clocks“An epic battle between good and evil.”
  6. literary life
    A Visit With the Missoula Motel-Keeper Who Sheltered a HemingwayFirst she knew him as Greg. Then, sometimes, as Gloria.
  7. book review
    Kathryn Schulz on the Harmonious Contradictions of Geoff DyerHis strange books shouldn’t work as beautifully as they do.
  8. obits
    Schulz on Gabriel García Márquez: The Man Who Made Life ShimmerThe Colombian author died Thursday at the age of 87.
  9. flight 370
    The Meaning of Ping: Electric Signals and Our Search for ConnectionEven outside the hunt for Flight 370, they’re a question and the answer.
  10. books
    Book Review: Schulz on The Sixth ExtinctionA book that is both serious-­minded and invites exclamation points into its margins.
  11. vulture lists
    Schulz: The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in LiteratureGeorge Eliot’s em-dash — plus, T.S. Eliot’s ellipses … (not to mention Vladimir Nabokov’s parentheses).
  12. books
    What Is It About Middlemarch?Rebecca Mead’s new book, My Life in ­Middlemarch, inspired me to revisit Eliot’s masterpiece.
  13. year in culture 2013
    Kathryn Schulz’s Top 10 Books of 2013The Flamethrowers, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, and more.
  14. The 10 Best Books of the Year1. The Flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner “I walked out of the sun, unfastening my chin strap. Sweat was pooling along my collarbone, trickling d […]
  15. end of culture
    11 Lost Literary Classics You Can Download for FreePlus: Eight massive online troves of great reading material.
  16. it's complicated
    That Goddamned Blue Bird and Me: How Twitter Hijacked My MindThe story of a complicated literary relationship.
  17. standing ovation
    Schulz on Alice Munro’s Deserved NobelOur book critic “can think of no other writer so spare, so precise, so emotionally scrupulous.”
  18. book review
    Kathryn Schulz on Doctor SleepOnce it stops being bad, how good is it?
  19. fall preview 2013
    What Our Critics Are Anticipating This FallWhat they can’t wait to read, see, and hear this season.
  20. book review
    Schulz on J.M. Ledgard’s Submergence: The Best Novel I’ve Read This YearThe best novel our book critic has read this year.
  21. book review
    Schulz on Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieAmerica’s awkward dance around race, through the eyes of a Nigerian novelist and her characters.
  22. book review
    Book Review: The Riddle of the LabyrinthIt’s about, among other things, history, mythology, ancient civilizations, linguistics, puzzles, code-breaking, Homer, Arthur Conan Doyle, and brainy female academics.
  23. books
    Schulz: Why I Despise The Great GatsbyIt is the only book I have read five times despite failing to derive almost any pleasure at all from the experience.
  24. On Running, Freedom, and the Boston BombingAn attack on the liberty that the community of runners knows.
  25. kathryn schulz
    Schulz on Anne Carson’s Time-Traveling, Mind-Bending Red Doc>This sequel, of sorts, to Autobiography of Red is sadder than its predecessor, and stranger, too.
  26. book review
    Kathryn Schulz on Amity Gaige’s Novel Schroder“It’s a mark of how good Schroder is that, upon finishing it, I immediately went out and read the rest of her work.”
  27. The Self in Self-HelpWe have no idea what a self is. So how can we fix it?
  28. year in culture 2012
    Kathryn Schulz’s Top 10 Books of 2012Including Alice Munro’s newest short stories and Christopher Hitchens’s last meditations.
  29. book review
    Schulz on Andrew Solomon’s New Book Far From the TreeThe author explores raising kids—and consciousness.
  30. battle royale
    Cloud Atlas Rumble: Movie Critic vs. Book CriticDavid Edelstein vs. Kathryn Schulz … GO!
  31. Lost in ReincarnationMovie critic vs. book critic on the Wachowskis’ adaptation of Cloud Atlas.
  32. books
    Michael Chabon May Just Be the Perfect Writer for the Obama AgeWith his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue, Chabon proves that he has the chutzpah of hope.
  33. books
    Book Review: Schulz on Zadie Smith’s NWShe’s pointing her literary compass in a new direction.
  34. kathryn schulz
    Encyclopedia Brown Was Our Gateway DetectiveOur book critic remembers how Donald J. Sobol’s young private eye introduced her to intellectual pleasure.
  35. books
    Book Review: Schulz on Jim Holt’s Why Does the World Exist?He asks the big question.
  36. kathryn schulz
    Schulz on the Terrors and Pleasures of Robert FrostA look at The Art of Robert Frost by Tim Kendall.
  37. obits
    Maurice Sendak: The King of All the Wild ThingsBook critic Kathryn Schulz on the man behind a whole raft of beastie boys.
  38. Writing in the DarkConfessions of a literary night owl.
  39. CuckooOur body clocks have social jet lag. And it’s making most of us a little crazy.
  40. books
    What Happened to the Coming-Out Memoir?Two things: I stopped seeking them out, and the culture became more gay friendly.
  41. Not-So-Fun HomesTwo lesbian literary titans take on their greatest demon: Mom.
  42. sad things
    Rebuilding a Home, and a Life: The Posthumous Memoir of Anthony ShadidA review of the recently deceased war reporter’s House of Stone
  43. Trickster Makes the WorldA musician conjures a mesmerizing alternate history of his own lame life in the novel Stone Arabia.
  44. Ode to a Four-Letter WordAnd I don’t mean “okay.”
  45. Group ThinkTina Rosenberg joins a popular club for nonfiction writers.