The Man Who Made OzL. Frank Baum and the first American fairy tale.
The Outsider ArtistAssessing Kay Ryan, our new poet laureate.
'Tweenyboppers at WorkThe Miley Cyrus controversy.
Crying WolfSusan Faludi's terrible dream.
Wrinkles in TimeRereading Madeleine L'Engle.
Shall I Compare Thee to an Evil Tyrant?The poetry of Guantanamo.
Sleuth at WorkThe strange case of Nancy Drew's self-confidence.
The Second ComingWhat Yeats is doing on The Sopranos.
I Love You, Let's Have a BlowoutDoing time in the wedding-industrial complex.
Renaissance ManQuestions for Clive James.
In Defense of "Loose" WomenThe latest crisis on college campuses.
The Incisive MomentHenri Cartier-Bresson at work.
A Pessimist in FlowerThe love songs of Thomas Hardy.
Precocious RealismIs Marisha Pessl's debut one of the best books of the year?
The Accidental FeministArianna Huffington's fears.
Crazy in LoveA new book makes the case for passionate obsession.
100 CandlesAnne of Green Gables grows old and gets her due.
Katherine Heigl's Knocked UpThe demise of the female slacker.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoQuestions for Junot Díaz.
On the Road AgainFriends and scholars recall the man behind the myth of Jack Kerouac.
The Croc EpidemicHow a heinous synthetic shoe conquered the world.
The Lady Is a ChampWhen fillies beat the colts at Belmont.
Recovering the DisappearedHow do you memorialize people who vanish?
Joseph Gordon-LevittA hard-boiled romantic in bloom.
Hell Is Other CubiclesJoshua Ferris' new novel about work, the great American pastime.
The Queen and IQuestions for Stephen Frears.
Dakota FanningAll shook up over Hounddog.
The Copycat SyndromePlagiarists at work.
Single-Sex Ed 101Welcome to the latest educational fad.
A Working Girl Can WinThe case against staying at home with the kids.