The family that produced the Gilbert & Sullivan operas also ran the most modern, luxurious and talked-about hotel in London.
‘Dear young colleague,’ Dr. Koven writes, ‘you are not a fraud. Your training will serve you well. Your humanity will serve your patients even better.’
A series of evolutionary ‘trade offs’ means that even healthy bodies operate at the edge of acceptable performance, predictably prone to fail.
Our Summer Books edition features a wealth of vacation-ready reading, including inspirations for travel and fun. Plus a portrait of our patchwork national origins and more.
In the beginning, America was less a country than a collection of states.
Our reviewers on vacation-ready fiction and nonfiction, along with guides to summer pleasures—and our readers weigh in on the books that capture the essence of the season.
Understanding the political force transforming a less-United Kingdom.
From smartphones to satellites, quantum theory is integral to our lives, but its workings can seem like magic.
In his sportswriting as in his fiction, Damon Runyon was focused on the human comedy.
People of African heritage have contributed greatly to Europe’s music, literature and more. But their achievements have long been overlooked.
On every continent, flies have made themselves at home.
In the landscaped playgrounds of the rich, a historian finds innovation cultivated at every turn.
What monuments around the world say about how a global conflict is remembered.
After ‘Mythos’ and ‘Heroes,’ a retelling of Homer’s epic of battle.
The loss of a fishing boat at sea left those on shore searching for answers.
A case for the secular self-help guide as the heart of American literature.
The island’s tourist crowds now amaze—and dismay.
The novelist and short-story writer drew on the shadows of her Mississippi childhood along with vistas far afield.
Plus ‘Palace of the Drowned’ and ‘The North Face of the Heart.’
Selected by Jim Shepard, the author, most recently, of the novel ‘Phase Six.’