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Sarah Kidd Makes Her Way

Capt. William Kidd’s wife, Sarah, a shrewd money and property player in her own right, is hereby rescued from history’s dustbin.

Jan 11, 2023
Myths in Our Time 

A couple of professional historians cut through the agenda-driven amateurism that’s crippling civic discourse.

Jan 5, 2023
The 10 Best Books of 2022

The Star’s incredibly well-read man in letters bids an insightful farewell to the year that was.

Dec 29, 2022
Teddy and the Turning Tide

In the second volume of Neal Gabler’s monumental biography, Ted Kennedy’s progressive priorities run up against a resurgent American right.

Dec 22, 2022
Death and How to Face It

In this slim and lyrical novel, Max Little, an author with a fatal disease, ponders what’s ahead while dreading having to tell his wife.

Dec 15, 2022
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