Nearly a century after she came on the scene, her wit, bravado, and sexuality are a bigger presence than ever
A student of an underappreciated literary genre selects some books that may change the way you see what you do.
The word emerged during the Depression to define a new kind of American adolescence—one that prevailed for half a century and may now be ending
From Fort Ticonderoga to the Plaza Hotel, from Appomattox Courthouse to Bugsy Siegel’s weird rose garden in Las Vegas, the present-day scene is enriched by knowledge of the American past
He re-created with perfect pitch every tone of voice, every creak and rattle of an America that was disintegrating even as it gave birth to the country we inhabit today
When many of our greatest authors were children, they were first published in the pages of St. Nicholas
The work of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald virtually defined what it meant to be American in the first half of this century
HOW TWO FAMOUS FIGURES OF THE TWENTIES GREW UP, MET, AND FELL IN LOVE