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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
Perfectly Imperfect

In Children’s Book Land, Susan Verde is back addressing emotional well-being, while Billy Baldwin’s all about Halloween.

Oct 13, 2022