Alexandra Wolfe’s Anthropology of Silicon Valley

The writer and author goes inside the tech world of coders, billionaires, and striking it rich.


Departures 100: 2017’s Best Books List

Our curated book recommendations for the year ahead.



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The Real Modigliani

For Marc Restellini, authenticating the works of the modernist Italian master is a matter of life and death.


Hemingway’s Dolce Vita

At work on a book on Ernest Hemingway’s late years in Italy, Andrea Di Robilant was given a photo of the writer’s royal blue Buick convertible....


Ballet of the Beast: The Bolshoi

A new book examines the Russian ballet company's history of violence.


A Life in Laughter: A New Biography of Joan Rivers

Last Girl Before Freeway traces Rivers's turbulent path to megabuck success in showbiz and fashion.


Puttin’ On “Puttin’ On the Ritz": Remembering Gene Wilder

The director of Young Frankenstein pays tribute to cocreator Wilder—who died in August—and remembers their one big fight.


Gift Guide: Holiday Book List

13 stylish new titles to add to the coffee table collection this season.


The Mystery of the Japanese Mystery

If, as they say, crime novels unveil a nation’s deepest fears—think Stieg Larsson and James Ellroy—what do Japan’s thrillers tell us?


Finding Murakami

The former editor of The New Yorker on discovering Japan’s most distinguished novelist