The Nobel Prize-winning author talks about Barack Obama, the writer; language; and her new novel, A Mercy.
What possessed the fierce individualist George R. Stewart to compile a history of place-naming in the United States?
Studs Terkel's longtime publisher looks back on the historian's remarkable career.
Edward Rothstein separates Studs Terkel's politics from his oral history, proving he doesn't understand the man's legacy at all.
Veteran journalist Dick Meyer discusses America's love-hate relationship with itself.
Five books explore the sorrows and moral complexity of Irène
Némirovsky and others who suffered Nazi persecution in France.
Why do conservatives continue to feel oppressed by the "liberal elite"?
How refreshing it would be if a presidential candidate reminded us of the experience of the New Deal.
Today's progressive message-makers can learn a lot from Franklin Roosevelt's homey "fireside chats."
The US public is wonderfully diverse, but the arts are not equally accessible to all.