Mean Boys: A Personal History

Book Review

Mean Boys: A Personal History

By Geoffrey Mak

A queer Chinese American man wrestles with the disparate parts of himself.

Essay

“A Persuasive Illusion”

By Alexandra Grabbe

“A Persuasive Illusion”

When it comes to historical fiction, it’s vital to get the facts right.

    Washington, DC

    A Whirlwind Event

    By Laura Hazan

    A Whirlwind Event

    The Washington Writers Conference was a study in motion!

    Book Review

    The Britannias: An Archipelago’s Tale

    A charming sojourn to isles both familiar and foreign.

    Book Review

    Chessie: A Cultural History of the Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster

    Is Maryland’s creature a marvel or a myth?

    Author Q&A

    An Interview with Rebecca Wellington

    The professor looks critically at America’s — and her own — history of adoption.

    Book Review

    The Loves of Theodore Roosevelt: The Women Who Created a President

    The swaggering leader owed much to the ladies in his life.

    Children’s Books

    Children’s Book Roundup: May 2024

    Big new titles perfect for the littles.

    Book Review

    Bruno Schulz

    By Benjamin Balint

    Bruno Schulz

    A gut-churning account of a visionary lost to the Holocaust.

    Book Review

    Double or Nothing

    By Kim Sherwood

    Double or Nothing

    A new Bond book doubles down on the franchise — and comes out a winner.

    Book Review

    The Wolves of K Street: The Secret History of How Big Money Took Over Big Government

    Do lobbyists deserve their bad rap? It’s complicated.