In “Twilight of the Gods,” Steven Hyden writes about what a generation of music gave to the culture — and whether any of it can last.
Author Archives: JOHN WILLIAMS
Jim DeFelice talks about “West Like Lightning,” his new history of the short-lived but long-remembered company and how it changed the United States.
In “How to Change Your Mind,” Michael Pollan writes about the history, science and lessons of LSD and other psychedelic substances.
In “The Art of Gathering,” Priya Parker offers provocative and sometimes counterintuitive lessons on how to invigorate everything from weddings to high-pressure political negotiations.
In “Miss Ex-Yugoslavia,” Sofija Stefanovic tells the story of her early childhood in a country that no longer exists and her ensuing years in Australia, where her family moved to get away from political tensions.
Brantley Hargrove’s “The Man Who Caught the Storm” recounts the life of Tim Samaras, a tornado chaser who designed probes that revolutionized science before he was killed doing what he loved in 2013.
Nafissa Thompson-Spires’s debut story collection shares its title with a collection of sketches by a 19th-century abolitionist.
In his book, “Astral Weeks,” Ryan H. Walsh surveys a momentous year and a momentous album.
Don Graham’s new book tells the story of how the epic starring James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor was made.
Carl Hoffman’s “The Last Wild Men of Borneo” tells the stories of an environmental activist accepted by an indigenous tribe and a man who became one of the world’s most successful tribal-art collectors.