Immanuel Velikovsky’s strange quest for a scientific theory of everything
The short stories in The UnAmericans are studies of effusive remoteness and meandering revolution.
How Georgi Markov became the truth-teller of Bulgaria’s communist era, and paid for it with his life.
Dave Eggers’s The Circle; Richard Powers’s Orfeo
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jiri Menzel’s I Served the King of England, Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture
The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, The Book of Life, The Girl from Monday and Meanwhile
The unflinching fiction of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
Elizabeth Fenn, the Mandans and a renaissance in historical writing.