Autobiography and Memoir

Fables of the Reconstruction Fables of the Reconstruction

The Informant and Son of the Rough South examine the dynamics of moral choice through the lens of the civil rights movement.

Jul 28, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Diane McWhorter

Apple’s America Apple’s America

In high school I suffered from a case of unrequited admiration; a favorite teacher barely knew my name.

Jul 21, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Natasha Degen

Clinton Agonistes Clinton Agonistes

John Harris's history of the Clinton Administration deserves much of the praise it has received, but it ignores the media's anti-Clinton animus.

Jun 16, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Eric Alterman

Southern Man Southern Man

Strom Thurmond's black daughter tells her story.

May 4, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

In Our Orbit In Our Orbit

Victor Navasky's new memoir of opinion journalism.

May 4, 2005 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

Another Country Another Country

A review of two recent memoirs of Iran.

Apr 14, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Meline Toumani

Tangled Up in Bob

Tangled Up in Bob Tangled Up in Bob

In or around 1965, human nature changed.

Apr 7, 2005 / Books & the Arts / David Yaffe

Dazed and Confused Dazed and Confused

Perhaps no cultural phenomenon has been as successful at demonizing alcohol as MTV's The Real World. Watch it sometime. You'll never want to drink again.

Feb 17, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Suzy Hansen

Lost in America Lost in America

In no literature in the world has the immigrant novel been more varied, more original, more persistent than in ours--and this for the most obvious of reasons.

Nov 24, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Vivian Gornick

The Enigma of Return The Enigma of Return

In the largest exodus in recorded history, millions of refugees migrated across the brand new border after India was partitioned in 1947.

Sep 30, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Amitava Kumar