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Marilynne Robinson's new novel explores faith, loneliness and the national passion play of race.

The central thesis of Thomas Frank's new book, The Wrecking Crew, is that the kind of obscene depravity witnessed at the Department. of Interior is the natural result of the conservative philosophy of governance.

Environmental writer Elizabeth Royte plumbs our obsession with bottled water.

Readers of Fidel Castro's My Life will find explanations of the Cuban Revolution, but no apologies for its suppression of dissent.

Eliot Asinof, blacklisted author of Eight Men Out, created a lifetime of work celebrating rebels and victims of injustice.

The New Yorker's art critic turns his eye toward the cultural summits.

A teacher discovers that sixty years after its publication, Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country still stirs deep emotions about fathers and errant sons.

The Kindle e-reader lightens your load, but can you curl up with it in bed?

It's National Poetry Month, and that means cooked meat.

An account of the most recent installment in the nation's sick love affair with literary exhibitionists.