A new book argues that the invention of states and corporations has something to teach us about A.I. But perhaps it’s the other way around.
Our editors and critics review notable new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
The author discusses “Incoming,” his story from the latest issue of the magazine.
Though his younger brother Isaac Bashevis Singer eventually eclipsed him, Israel Joshua Singer excelled at showing characters buffeted by the tides of history.
The author reads his story from the December 4, 2023, issue of the magazine.
I had envisioned book bans as modern morality plays—but the reality was far more complicated.
“A Shining,” “Brooklyn Crime Novel,” “Klan War,” and “Earlier.”
From Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, the first rule of the A-list relationship is clear: It always involves more than two people.
The poet joins Kevin Young to read and discuss “Learning to Read,” by Franz Wright, and her own poem “What’s Poetry Like?”
Lexi Freiman’s “The Book of Ayn” paints an obsession with the godmother of libertarianism as a useful but transient phase.
Two recent books, “The Quickening” and “The Parenthood Dilemma,” consider the ethics of procreation in the age of man-made climate change.
“Fear Is Just a Word,” “Beyond the Wall,” “Let Us Descend,” and “The Love of Singular Men.”
As our faith in the future plummets and the present blends with the past, we doomscroll and catastrophize and feel certain that we’ve reached the point where history has fallen apart.
From the beginning, Pleasant Rowland’s invention wasn’t just a doll but a brand.
A new book about Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, paints an unflattering picture—but it’s hard to imagine a record more damning than the one Dalio has created himself.