We talked to the author of our spotlight pick for the Best Books of August about her timely and important new book.Read more
If Oklahoma City didn’t strike me as a place that would make a particularly interesting subject of a 400-page “biography,” I probably wouldn’t be alone. Apologies to every Oklahoman: We’d all be wrong.Read more
Behind every great writer there's a great cat—Willis, Crazy Alice, Tobimaru, Smucky, and Fred the Black Cat are just a few. Writers and Their Cats presents 45 celebrated authors, their mewling muses, and the inspirational roles they play in the world of arts and letters—even if that means just being cute.Read more
In The Hard Stuff, Wayne Kramer—guitarist and the leader of the legendary Detroit band, the MC5—offers his frank reflections on his mistakes, his misdeeds, his regrets, and the path out of the darkness.Read more
Before the fall behemoths hit the shelves, enjoy these lesser known—though no less rewarding—stories of underdog airplane racers, an unheralded Founding Father, an unlikely fight doctor, and more. And did you know your favorite gelatinous dessert came with a curse? Read on.Read more
The co-author of Lynch's fascinating blend of biography and memoir talks to us about the book, working the the unconventional director, and other Lynchian things.Read more
Since 1846, the Associated Press has been bringing us news from around the world. They also do some excellent travel writing.
On December 6, 1969, 300,000 fans converged for "Woodstock West," a free concert at the Altamont Speedway outside of San Francisco, featuring Jefferson Airplane, the Rolling Stones, and more. The Hells Angels provided security—in exchange for free beer. Everything went wrong.
Just a Shot Away author Saul Austerlitz runs down the cast of characters involved in the event commonly described as "the death of the '60s."Read more
How different are the three Most Read fiction and the three Most Read nonfiction books of summer 2017 from what people are reading this summer?Read more