Saturday, April 13, 2024

‘The Sympathizer’ is a tense black comedy that’s also a moving story about friendship

HBO’s adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning post-Vietnam novel is the portrait of a divided people and a divided person.

Thursday, April 11, 2024


‘Teenagers are exhausting’: Teacher and author Carol Atherton on why her profession deserves more respect

The Head of English at a Lincolnshire secondary school discusses the crisis in education and her mission to make literature live for a new generation

Monday, April 8, 2024


On the Lower East Side, a corporate 'fixer' honors his Jewish roots with a unique, NYC-centric bookstore

Saturday, April 6, 2024


‘I’d love a scathing review’: novelist Percival Everett on American Fiction and rewriting Huckleberry Finn

His work triumphed at the Oscars, but the Booker-shortlisted author isn’t interested in acclaim. He talks to the Guardian about race, taking on Mark Twain and why there’s nothing worse than preaching to the choir

Friday, April 5, 2024


How to shop in used-book stores: 14 tips from a bibliophile

Bring a flashlight and expect to get dirty. Michael Dirda, a connoisseur of used-book stores, shares his shopping tricks.