Our Editors

Our Editors include Sudip Bose, Bruce Falconer, Stephanie Bastek, and Jayne Ross.

In the Frame of the Father

The lyrical, spiritual work of Darrel Ellis began with a precious inheritance

by Our Editors | Monday, January 30, 2023

Remembering Pianist William Kapell

by Our Editors | Thursday, December 01, 2022

Remembering George Walker

by Our Editors | Thursday, September 01, 2022

Ulysses at 100

by Our Editors | Thursday, June 16, 2022

14 Novels of Love Gone Wrong

Relationships doomed, damned, or otherwise disappointing

by Our Editors | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ten Worst Opening Lines

by Our Editors | Monday, September 29, 2014

Summer Daze

Books we recommend for warm-weather days

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Spooktacular Books

Thirteen tales it would be monstrous of you to miss

by Our Editors | Thursday, October 22, 2015

Turning Leaves and Turning Pages

by Our Editors | Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Best of the Bard

Our favorite passages from Shakespeare’s works

by Our Editors | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dog Days and Dog-Eared Pages

A summer reading list, Scholar-style

by Our Editors | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Our favorite epistolary novels

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Father Figures

Fourteen books to celebrate Father's Day

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Please, Sir, I Want Some More

Charles Dickens died 150 years ago today

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 09, 2020

11 Culinary Books with Words to Savor

Food writing so good, you can practically taste it

by Our Editors | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The 12 Best British Detective Shows

Gray sweaters and cunning sleuths abound

by Our Editors | Friday, October 26, 2018

13 Books to Add to Your Cabin-Fever Reading List

by Our Editors | Monday, March 16, 2020

Thirteen of the Best Books We Read in 2019

From fiction that will pull you in to eight ways the world could end

by Our Editors | Saturday, December 21, 2019

A Holiday Reading Roundup

Seven books published by the Scholar’s contributors in 2019

by Our Editors | Monday, December 16, 2019

35 Over 35

These writers got their start after age 35—there’s still hope for you

by Our Editors | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Here Comes the Sun

What to read when it arrives

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Greatest Escapes

The 13 boldest getaways in literature

by Our Editors | Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Seven Best Books We’ve Ever Received

‘Tis the season

by Our Editors | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

An Ostrich On Election Day

Eight Things to Distract You During the Midterms

by Our Editors | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Five Books Banned for Dubious Reasons—So You Should Definitely Read Them

Banned Books Week draws attention to free speech, intellectual freedom, and the right to quietly read a good novel

by Our Editors | Monday, October 02, 2017

Professor Raskolnikov at the Lectern

14 fictional characters who wouldn’t do anything by the book

by Our Editors | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

14 Books to Read, Come Hell or High Water

Part two of our H₂0 series—opening the literary floodgates

by Our Editors | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ten Tales for Winter

These stories and a warm blanket will get you through the cold

by Our Editors | Monday, February 01, 2016

Last Words

One of the final poems that J. D. McClatchy (1945-2018) wrote

by Our Editors | Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Ones That Got Away

21 authors who’ve settled down in the sunny Mediterranean—and you can too!

by Our Editors | Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Many Monsters or Monstrous Men—A Listicle Duel About Literary Villains

Two SCHOLAR editors clash over what books to read this Halloween season

by Our Editors | Thursday, October 26, 2017

Five Pulp Favorites—And Five Literary Greats for Ballast

There’s some commercial fiction you shouldn’t feel ashamed to read on the subway … but just in case, we’ve included a few highbrow favorites to cover your tracks

by Our Editors | Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Back to School Required Reading

12 Literary Campuses Worth Revisiting

by Our Editors | Friday, September 08, 2017

10 Books to Read—And Not a Drop to Drink

Dry salvages that will make you thirsty—part one of our H₂0 reading series

by Our Editors | Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The 11 Best Literary Feasts

Our favorite fictional culinary scenes

by Our Editors | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ten Neglected Classics

by Our Editors | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A St. Patrick’s Day Reading List

Pair your pint with one of these titles, whether classic or obscure

by Our Editors | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Summer Reading List

Beach reading, Scholar style

by Our Editors | Monday, June 16, 2014

A Literary Home for the Holidays

Twelve books about family

by Our Editors | Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jacob A. Riis: The Other Half

A retrospective at the Museum of the City of New York

by Our Editors | Monday, December 07, 2015

Birds of a Feather

An ornithological mural takes flight

by Our Editors | Monday, February 29, 2016

Ten Best Sentences

by Our Editors | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spotted Opera

An excerpt from a new opera

by Our Editors | Monday, December 07, 2015

Fischer v. Spassky

A legendary chess match hits the screen

by Our Editors | Monday, September 07, 2015