Book Reviews

A Pioneering Appetite

The story of America’s first culinary celebrity

by Anne Matthews | Monday, October 19, 2020

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard · John Birdsall

Verifiable Truths

The thinkers who tried to strip metaphysics from philosophy

by Gary Saul Morson | Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Murder of Professor Schlick: The Rise and Fall of the Vienna Circle · David Edmonds

Saved By Accident

Only dumb luck has stood in the way of atomic annihilation

by Marc Ambinder | Thursday, October 08, 2020

Gambling With Armageddon · by Martin J. Sherwin

Sonic Geographer

The composer whose music bears witness to a planet in peril

by Sudip Bose | Monday, October 05, 2020

Admired and Abhorred

The German composer whose legacy continues to confound

by Steven G. Kellman | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music · Alex Ross

Beneath the Powdered Wig 

Reinterpreting the life of our trendiest Founding Father

by Nancy Isenberg | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons From a Misunderstood Founder · by Christian Parenti

Varieties of Experience 

Culture rewires our brains and shapes how we think

by T. M. Luhrmann | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous by Joseph Henrich · by Joseph Henrich

Bugging Out

The buzzing, crawling creatures we would be lost without

by Natalie Angier | Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World · by Edward Melillo

Creeping Illiberalism

A bleak account of the West's slide toward tyranny

by Charles Trueheart | Monday, July 27, 2020

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism · by Anne Applebaum

Beyond Classification

One writer’s journey into the labyrinth of political and bureaucratic obfuscation

by Michael Sherry | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act · by Nicholson Baker

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