Sep 30, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Mark Helprin sets a romance against the backdrop of midcentury New York, and Ian Frazier presents the journals of a mother who swears an extremely blue streak. In softcover nonfiction, Yael Kohen collects an oral history of women in comedy, and Jon Ronson gathers some funny stories of his own.
Jun 30, 2013 — Novels dealing in privacy-free futures aren't new. But they're rapidly becoming more relevant. Author Max Barry chooses three dystopian novels that are both thought-provoking and chillingly plausible. What's your favorite futuristic novel? Tell us in the comments.
Nov 11, 2012 — Jon Ronson, the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats, has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. His newest book, Lost at Sea, is a collection of true mini-adventures he has written along the way.
May 4, 2012 — Ed Sanders co-founded the legendary avant-rock band The Fugs, and went on to be an important member of the Youth International Party — the Yippies. He's also a classical scholar who's written a new memoir of life on New York's Lower East Side in the 1960s.
Feb 24, 2012 — Science fiction's job is to give us a map of where we're headed. From Jules Verne to William Gibson, sci-fi authors describe their visions of the future, and how people might live in it. We ask Intel's futurist for his list of favorite sci-fi books.
Aug 10, 2010 — A half-century has passed since Timothy Leary, a research psychologist at Harvard University, swallowed some magic mushrooms in Mexico. Author Don Lattin recommends three books that delve into the colorful, creative world of Leary and other psychedelic trailblazers of the 1960s.
May 25, 2005 — What is hip? And how deeply does it affect American culture? New York Times columnist John Leland explores these questions in Hip: The History. Farai Chideya speaks with Leland about his latest book.
Nov 22, 2004 — What do Miles Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Bugs Bunny have in common? They're all hip, says John Leland, the author of a new history of that coveted but elusive quality.