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Truman and Andy Talk It Out

This nonfiction play-turned-book amusingly showcases two artistic giants as if they were at a gossipy lunch.

Dec 8, 2022
Off the Rails

In A.M. Homes’s latest, “The Unfolding,” it’s the revenge of the rich, white Republicans against a backdrop of family discord.

Dec 1, 2022
South Fork Poetry: ‘He Said, She Said’

A poet and author of picture books contemplates dealing with anger.

Dec 1, 2022
Rock-and-Roll Missionary

Jann Wenner was in the right place (San Francisco) at the right time (1967). Not to diminish the man's achievements as a magazine magnate. Here’s his story.

Nov 22, 2022
South Fork Poetry: ‘Beaver Moon’

From a series of poems on full moons and the Algonquins.

Nov 17, 2022
Scars of a Writing Life

“Death of a Salesman” made Arthur Miller, rich, famous, and admired. So how was he “defeated” by Marilyn Monroe?

Nov 17, 2022
‘Everything Is Copy’

A highly readable portrait of a writer and filmmaker whose life and work were intertwined.

Nov 10, 2022
Book Markers: Poems of Anne Porter, Memoirs of Mary Rodgers

A reading celebrates Anne Porter’s poetry, and a talk hails Mary Rodgers’s bitingly funny memoir.

Nov 3, 2022
Waiting for the Dark 

John Irving’s new doorstop of a novel vividly sums up a lifetime’s worth of themes, from family to sex to identity.

Nov 3, 2022
Out of Sight, Out of Mind

A plea for reform of our troubled prison system from a former executive editor of The Times.

Oct 27, 2022
Halloween Goes to the Dogs

A new children’s book for Halloween sends a trio of dogs on a spooky adventure.

Oct 27, 2022
Hamptons Dreaming

It’s beach house or bust in Amy Fusselman’s comic debut novel.

Oct 20, 2022