August 2012
Books

The Kickers

You, too, can stop smoking, with this guide to stop-smoking guides!

Books
Aug. 4 2012 12:04 AMWhat We Listen to When We ListenJonathan Sterne’s history of the MP3.
Books
Aug. 4 2012 12:01 AMParents Just Don’t UnderstandA sociologist says American moms and dads are in denial about their kids’ sexual lives.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:58 PM“A Hatred Fused of the Very Origins of Life”Rachel Cusk’s memoir of her marriage’s collapse.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:56 PMEveryday I Hide the BookElvis Costello’s rock-star memoir is one of the best ever. It was written for 17 CD booklets, and it might never see the light of day again.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:54 PMAttention Must Be PaidAnd Nicholson Baker is just the man to do it.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:51 PMLost in the WoodsA graphic novel about ghosts, family secrets, and the danger of a town where everyone knows everyone else.
Books
Aug. 4 2012 12:03 AMAgainst EnthusiasmThe epidemic of niceness in online book culture.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:59 PMHate the PlayersBruce Wagner’s novel Dead Stars doesn’t understand what makes Hollywood satire work.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:57 PMWords Mean ThingsAntonin Scalia teams up with David Foster Wallace’s favorite lexicographer for a revealing look at how judges read laws.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:55 PMHere Comes the Big OneA murder detective is on the case, world-destroying asteroid be damned.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:54 PMThe Civil War’s Most Chicken GeneralA new history tells the story of George McClellan, the Union Army leader who almost undid Lincoln.
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 3 2012 4:15 PMThe Audio Book Club on CapitalOur critics take on John Lanchester’s big London novel.