Book Reviews

The Quest for Cather

When subjects play hard to get

by Anne Matthews | Thursday, February 15, 2024

Chasing Bright Medusas: A Life of Willa Cather by Benjamin Taylor · by Benjamin Taylor

Thunder in Her Head

A new biography of a master choreographer

by Jerome Charyn | Thursday, February 01, 2024

Errand into the Maze: The Life and Work of Martha Graham · by Deborah Jowitt

The Homesick Composer

Sergei Rachmaninoff may have taken American citizenship in 1943, but his heart and soul remained in his Russian past

by Joseph Horowitz | Friday, January 26, 2024

The Creature Eating Its Tail

From progress to death wish

by Randy Rosenthal | Monday, January 15, 2024

Heavy Mettle

A story of oppression and resilience

by Teri Ellen Cross Davis | Monday, December 18, 2023

To Free the Captives: A Plea for the American Soul · by Tracy K. Smith

Bodies Grotesque and Beautiful

Searching for aesthetics and meaning in the monstrous

by Sierra Bellows | Monday, December 04, 2023

Art Monsters: Unruly Female Bodies in Feminist Art · by Lauren Elkin

Air Show

What the rise of an NBA superstar tells us about ourselves

by Eric Wills | Monday, December 04, 2023

Jumpman: The Making and Meaning of Michael Jordan · by Johnny Smith

All Dolled Up

How American Girl transformed the doll world—and why millennials love it so

by Jayne Ross | Thursday, November 30, 2023

Thought Experimenters

Making sense of a broken world

by Robert Zaretsky | Monday, November 27, 2023

The Visionaries: Arendt, Beauvoir, Rand, Weil, and the Power of Philosophy in Dark Times · by Wolfram Eilenberger

The Late Bloomer

Reconstructing a private poet’s life

by N. S. Thompson | Thursday, November 23, 2023

Nothing Stays Put: The Life and Poetry of Amy Clampitt · by Willard Spiegelman

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