Arts and Culture

the flame alphabet

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard recommends a chilling read: "The Flame Alphabet" by Ben Marcus.More

The Fencing Master

Nick Bantock bookmarks "The Fencing Master" by Arturo Perez-Reverte.More

steady state economics

Writer Benjamin Kunkel bookmarks Herman Daly's "Steady-State Economics."More

"A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Hughes

Karen Russell bookmarks "A High Wind in Jamaica" by Richard Hughes.More

The Blue Sword

Nicola Griffith recommends Robin McKinley's "The Blue Sword."More

Alice Munro's "Carried Away"

Lorrie Moore reviews Alice Munro's "Carried Away."More

The Dog of the South

The author of "Blood Will Out" recommends Charles Portis' comic tale of a hapless Southerner on the hunt for the wife who done him wrong.More

Kamikaze Diaries

Ruth Ozeki bookmarks "Kamikaze Diaries" by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.More

Dazzle of the Day

Karen Joy Fowler bookmarks "Dazzle of Day" by Molly Gloss.More

Season of Migration to the North

Hanan Al-Shaykh bookmarks "Season of Migration to the North" by Tayeb Salih.More

"Objects and Empathy" by Arthur Saltzman.

Novelist Richard Powers bookmarks "Objects and Empathy" by Arthur Saltzman.More

Reasons of the State

Stanley Crouch bookmarks "Reasons of State" by Alejo Carpentier.More

Kafka was the Rage

Jonathan Lethem bookmarks "Kafka Was the Rage" by Anatole Broyard....More

Bobby Norfolk

Master storyteller Bobby Norfolk brings the Negro League’s iconic players to life.More

violin

Composer William Brittelle's music crosses so many boundaries, it's hard to categorize.More

Li

Author Yiyun Li on leaving behind her health and native language to write.More

Marina Abramovic

For more than 40 years, Marina Abramovic has been testing what’s permissible — and physically possible — in art.More

John Waters

John Waters might not be an ideal role model— so why let him give a commencement address?More

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