Frederick Law Olmsted – a man of strange and restless talent – dreamed of making a better, greener world accessible to all.
An early review of Cheney's "In My Time" suggests that readers of the memoir will react more with frustration than with anger.
A post-racial America? Not yet, says Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy.
Cheney dishes on his health, the Sept. 11 attacks, a secret resignation letter, and the mistakes of George Tenet, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice.
Our final fiction roundup of the summer features an eclectic lineup: One is a fantasy epic, the second is a quirky first novel about an avant-garde family, and the third is a somber look at the kidnapping of a political dissident. All, however, are really good.
The Monroe Township Schools pulled two books – one of which includes graphic descriptions of lesbian sex and another a depiction of a homosexual orgy – from its reading list.
How our obsession with pandas has evolved from a disturbing dead-is-best approach to a kinder sort of appreciation.
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.
Maru's videos have already gone viral. Will his book follow?
A rich narrative looks back at an era when sugar merchants were the power brokers of their day.
A former nun, after 20 years of work with Mother Teresa, takes an unflinching look at her own experience and desires.
When Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Co. changed neighborhoods, it also tweaked its stock.
Can a Muslim architect design a 9/11 memorial?
President Obama kicked off his vacation with a trip to a Martha's Vineyard book store. What's Obama reading?
Did the end of "Harry Potter" leave a hole in your life? Here are five fantasy series geared towards teens that adults will love too. They may not be "Harry Potter" – but they're very good!