Three sportswriters call for sacking the Bowl Championship Series and replacing it with a true playoff.
Religion writer Karen Armstrong promotes a 21st-century form of the ‘compassionate discourse’ of Socrates.
The second installment of Gail Godwin’s journals traces her life and career from London to Iowa.
A pair of NY Times reporters offer a damning indictment of the CIA’s failed war on nuclear proliferation.
The new year holds the promise of a fresh crop of intriguing titles. Here are eight biographies likely to attract attention in the new year.
King of horror Stephen King serves up a grimly captivating collection of tales with his usual skill.
Who were the women in the life of Thomas Jefferson, “arguably the most revered, vexing, contradictory, complicated figure in American history”?
A gifted poet shares his moving struggle with questions of salvation, both physical and spiritual.
Between 900 and 200 BCE, breakthroughs around the world laid the foundation for the emergence of today's major faiths.
A journalist's journey by foot from Shanghai to Tibet offers a fascinating look at a part of China seldom seen by foreigners.
Louis Auchincloss shares glimpses of his remarkable life – both as a writer and a highly privileged New Yorker.
What happens when a Manhattanite in a white designer blouse meets an exasperatingly idealistic organic farmer.
How are are Africa’s religions faring in the 21st century? Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul visits to find out.
Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' was not just a book but rather a Victorian-era Christmas miracle.
Another look at the life of Voltaire, the 18th-century philosophe whom many would call the greatest, most interesting man of his epoch.
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt shared “one of the most interesting and radical marriages in history," contends biographer Hazel Rowley.
Mary Oliver’s 20th volume of verse is one of her most appealing.
John Grisham does not disappoint in his latest thriller about an innocent man hours away from execution on death row.
"The Jane Austen Book Club" meets "84 Charing Cross Road."
Ken Follett’s “Century Trilogy” is off to a strong start with "Fall of Giants" – a massive, compelling story of World War I.