Books

A 16th-Century Peasant Uprising Has Bleak Lessons for Our Era

Éric Vuillard’s new book, ‘The War of the Poor,’ recounts the little remembered — but resoundingly badass — German Peasants’ War

The ‘Star Wars’ Fans Who Actually Prefer the Books

They’ve had an outsized influence on Disney’s $70 billion franchise — so why don’t the ‘Star Wars’ novels get more fanfare?

The Hidden Truth and Enduring Appeal of Magic

A professor’s mammoth history of wizardry argues that it has a role to play alongside science and religion

How a Trip Around the World Turned This Guy Into a Romance Author

James Bailey has accomplished a lot, but now he's attempting the impossible: getting dudes to read love stories