This biography of “gallerist” Leo Castelli paints a wonderful portrait of the hurly-burly 20th-century New York art world.
How cuisine and culture collaborated to cook up an American identity.
Mining Plato, Shakespeare, and Thoreau for tips on better living in the digital age.
Writer Tom Bissell shares his take on the best – and worst – aspects of video games.
What makes us err? A journalist examines our stubborn inclination to wrong-headedness.
A fact-laden novel on the space program.
The author delves into the life of a convict who shares his name.
The story of a young girl who can taste guilt in roast beef and sadness in lemon cake.
Journalist Megan K. Stack peers into the lives of ordinary Middle Easterners caught between despotic rulers, the dream of freedom, and American foreign policy.
How “scientific” misinformation campaigns sold untruths to consumers.
Is the Internet making us intellectually shallow?
A journalist grows closer to his Iraqi-born father as they journey together to Kurdistan to explore their family roots.
The founder of the FBI’s art crime team writes of his life undercover in search of stolen art.
Dalrymple follows nine Indian devotees as they cling to what’s left of their spiritual traditions.
How hubris – in various shapes and forms – played a role in America’s decision to go to war in Iraq.
The newspaper these characters work for is dying. At least they get to live in Rome.
How a grueling kayak race helped heal a bruised ex-husband.
Sebastian Junger's nonfiction account of the lives and deaths of the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail serves as an homage to the awesome power of weather.
This collection of new comic art done in classic Sunday comic style is a winner.
The remarkable life of Quanah Parker – half Commanche, half white – provides a backdrop for astounding tales of hardscrabble and bloody life on the Texas frontier.