- April 24, 2006
- Pasta and Kidney Stones
The charmed, tortured writer’s life of Gay Talese.
- April 17, 2006
- Thirteen Going On Eternity
A novelist who’s imagined the end of the world turns to an even more apocalyptic period: adolescence.
- March 13, 2006
- Young Adult Fiction
Macaulay Culkin on his first novel, Michael Jackson, and the self-consciousness of fame.
- March 6, 2006
- Keeping Up With the Dead
The confessions of an obit addict.
- February 20, 2006
- Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet
Marshall Berman’s history of Times Square hops, skips, and two-steps all over the twentieth century.
- February 6, 2006
- Report From Stroller Central
Ayelet Waldman—the writer New York moms love to hate—strikes back with a novel about Manhattan motherhood.
- November 12, 2007
Donald Barthelme’s new posthumous collection, with apologies to Donald Barthelme.
- February 19, 2007
- The Shotaholic
Pistol Pete was a brilliant and possibly insane player who sadly predated basketball’s highlight age.
- January 16, 2006
- Stalin Grads
Two novelists find rich material in competing Soviet legacies: artistic genius and thuggish repression.
- December 26, 2005
- The Right Stuff
Marc Weingarten’s history of the New Journalism sets down the facts well. But wasn’t that the old journalism?