books-and-authors

When the Mob Expanded Into Small-Town America

In the new book ‘Smalltime,’ Russell Shorto investigates his own family and the long reach of organized crime after Prohibition

‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ Is the Perfect Journey for a Sensitive Kid

Norton Juster’s classic novel isn’t about good versus evil, but reason, emotion and self-discovery

The Last Gasp of the Gen X Nerd Kings

A crappy sequel book and a disgraced genre director are signs of a very specific type of guy and so-called generational voice on the way out

The Women Who Read ‘Bad’ Male Authors Are Sick of Your Stereotypes

Contrary to a persistent meme, not everyone who reads Hemingway is a toxic bro

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