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Hannibal Lecter’s Creator Cooks Up Something New (No Fava Beans or Chianti)
By Alexandra Alter maj 18, 2019

The “Silence of the Lambs” author Thomas Harris, overshadowed by the cannibal he invented, has kept a low profile for over 40 years.


An American Pilot, a Muslim Teenager and a Talking Dog All Caught in an Absurd War
By Karan Mahajan maj 18, 2019

“Red Birds,” a new novel by the Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif, satirizes America’s never-ending military conflicts in the Middle East.


The First Presidential Impeachment
By Chris Hayes maj 18, 2019

Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” is a revealing history of the trial of Andrew Johnson in 1868.


Singing the Praises of ‘Big Business’
By Matthew Bishop maj 17, 2019

Tyler Cowen’s new book delivers a “love letter” to capitalism, a system he argues is better than all the rest.


Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding
By Sylvia Brownrigg maj 17, 2019

Leah Hager Cohen’s novel “Strangers and Cousins” uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared.


Herman Wouk Wrote Historical Novels. But His True Subject Was Moral Weakness.
By Adelle Waldman maj 17, 2019

In his two World War II novels of the 1970s, Wouk — who died this week — brought psychological insight to genocide, its perpetrators and bystanders. Adelle Waldman explains.


Review: From George Clooney and Hulu, ‘Catch-22,’ With a Catch
By Mike Hale maj 17, 2019

A new mini-series demonstrates once again the difficulties of adapting Joseph Heller’s classic satire of the military mind-set.


Review: ‘Power Trip’ Ably Guides Us Through the History of Energy
By Jonathan A. Knee maj 17, 2019

Michael E. Webber’s new book examines humanity’s relationship to energy over time and how each transition affected not just what we produce but how we live.


What to Do When You’re a Country in Crisis
By Anand Giridharadas maj 17, 2019

In “Upheaval,” Jared Diamond asks whether countries can draw lessons from how individuals confront personal difficulties.


Harper Lee’s Unwritten True-Crime Book
maj 17, 2019

Casey Cep discusses “Furious Hours,” and Eliza Griswold talks about “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America.”