"Go West, Young Man, and Take Something"

Maxim Loskutoff grew up among the disenfranchised and angry rebels of the American West's "Sagebrush Rebellion," and his his short story collection, Come West and See, is filled with them. He talks with us about the past, present, and future of "our national release valve"—and what might happen if we choose not to reckon with our growing divide.

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Cue It Up. Barbecue, That Is

Outdoor cooking has never looked so good.  From the best new barbecue books to a welcome trend in camp cuisine that looks better than what I made last night in my kitchen, here are some favorites for Father's Day or just summer inspiration...

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Best Romances of June: 7 Top Picks

From house-flippers in the Hamptons to a Scotswoman who disguises herself as a man so she can train to become a surgeon, here are the best new romances of June.

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Big Prizes for Two of Our Favorite Writers

In the past week, novelists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Kamila Shamsie won big prizes in the United Kingdom. That’s an opportunity to celebrate their success and also to revisit their terrific work.

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Some Books We Would Have Liked for Father's Day, If We Hadn't Already Read Them

Here's a wide-ranging list of books we would have liked as gifts--had we not already them--and that we think the father in your life might like, too.

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Best Books of the Month

The latest from beloved humorist David Sedaris, a enthralling history of heredity, and an autobiography of a "magnificent weirdo" also described as one of the most important directors of this era...

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Swell: A Conversation with Liz Clark

What's it like to sail and surf around the world? Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it's really, really difficult.

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Load up on Prime Reading Page-Turners This Summer

Long days are best spent with a cold drink and a great book.

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Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018

Remembering Anthony Bourdain, the internationally renowned and much loved chef, author, and television personality.

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Best Books of the Month: Literature and Fiction

The latest from Lauren Groff and Rachel Kusk, a literary thriller inspired by the Nabokov's marriage, and more. 

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Weekend Reading

We seem to be on a nonfiction tear this weekend: from biographies to the art of conversation with a wildly fraudulent biotech company in between...

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Art Imitating Life - How Maria Hummel Chose Her Novel's Setting

Sometimes the setting chooses the author.

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Publish and Perish: Cosmologist Brian Keating on "Losing the Nobel Prize"

What's it like to think you were about to change the world and then find out you didn't? It might be good to know that you weren't the first. Keating reflects on other cases where expedience trumped peer-review—featuring one very famous astronomer—revealing both the consequences and limits of over-examination. 

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Roxane Gay's Favorite Recent Reads

Roxane Gay tells us why these five books - two novels, two nonfiction books, and a volume of poetry - are among her favorite recent reads.

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Published Today: Rachel Cusk's Triumphant "Kudos"

The author's rare intelligence, sly wit, and innovative style make "Kudos," the final novel in Cusk's critically acclaimed trilogy, one of our Best Books of June.

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