- Going Out Guide: Upcoming eventson March 6, 2021 at 11:25 pm
Get the latest on readings, signings and author appearances in the D.C. area.
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- For 20 million felons, the punishment never stopsby By Paul Butler on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Reuben Jonathan Miller describes the dehumanizing web of restrictions they face outside prison.
- Transplant an organ? Why not an entire body?by By Gary Krist on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Surgeon Robert White’s experiments raised moral and philosophical issues, writes Brandy Schillace.
- Haunted by a grisly execution, an investigator decides to dig deeperby By Daniel Stashower on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Ellen McGarrahan reexamines the case and asks: Was the wrong man sentenced to die?
- Five thrillers to read now — and soonby By Richard Lipez on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm
New books by Andrea Camilleri, C.J. Box, Flynn Berry, Elly Griffiths and Alma Katsu.
- At a shameful detention camp, an improbable football teamby By Samuel Freedman on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Bradford Pearson uncovers the story of a Japanese American internment camp squad.
- Little-known voices sing the history of slavery and resistanceby By Chandra Manning on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm
A new anthology draws from the Black history collections at Harlem’s Schomburg Center.
- Meet the forgotten rebels and quiet revolutionaries of women’s historyby By Lisa Birnbach on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm
From rights advocates to scientists, Rosalind Miles pulls female pioneers out of obscurity.
- ‘Brood,’ a quiet meditation on the small stuff, makes for a perfect pandemic readby By Jennifer Reese on March 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Jackie Polzin’s novel finds the joy in raising chickens, baking — even cleaning.
- 18 books that capture the spirit and essence of living in D.C.by By Fritz Hahn, Anying Guo and Angela Haupt on March 4, 2021 at 3:43 pm
These works, recommended by local authors and bookstore owners, remind us just how special Washington is.
- Did Facebook ‘cancel Abe Lincoln’? The truth is complicated — and alarming.by By Ron Charles on March 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm
A conservative publisher’s rejected ad for a historical novel led to complaints of cancel culture. Here’s what really happened.
- The action-packed saga ‘Monkey King: Journey to the West’ gets a modern takeby By Michael Dirda on March 3, 2021 at 8:24 am
A new abridged translation by Julia Lovell reveals the delights — and flaws — of the classic Chinese tale
- In Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun,’ a robot tries to make sense of humanityby By Ron Charles on March 2, 2021 at 4:46 pm
Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in 2017 is a delicate, haunting story, steeped in sorrow and hope.
- The time is right to cancel Dr. Seuss’s racist booksby By Ron Charles on March 2, 2021 at 6:26 am
Anyone shocked by the cancellation of six Dr. Seuss books hasn’t been paying attention.
- Joe Biden won the presidency by making the most of his lucky breaksby By Carlos Lozada on February 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm
‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency’ by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is an inside account of the 2020 campaign.
- Old mysteries and adventure stories deliver a dose of Grand Guignol theatricality and nonstop comic-book actionby By Michael Dirda on February 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
There are nostalgic pleasures aplenty in stories published in 1930s pulp magazines or dramatized in 1940s radio programs.
- In ‘The Committed,’ Viet Thanh Nguyen continues his Pulitzer Prize-winning storyby By Ron Charles on February 22, 2021 at 11:28 am
The follow-up to “The Sympathizer” finds a former Vietnamese spy working as a drug dealer in Paris.
- ‘Sybille Bedford’ is a gossipy appreciation of an oft-overlooked literary greatby By Michael Dirda on February 17, 2021 at 7:00 am
Selina Hastings’s new biography delves into the life, loves and books of a brilliant, charismatic writer.
- Why humanity can’t be trusted to repair its own environmental damageby By Carlos Lozada on February 11, 2021 at 9:30 am
- From the author of ‘Morning Has Broken,’ magical tales perfect for Valentine’s Dayby By Michael Dirda on February 10, 2021 at 5:02 pm
Published a century ago, Eleanor Farjeon’s “Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard” delivers charming stories of love in its many forms.
- Two authors expose the deceptive, self-aggrandizing absurdity of online lifeby By Ron Charles on February 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Lauren Oyler’s “Fake Accounts” and Patricia Lockwood’s “No One Is Talking About This” critique our Internet-attenuated lives.
- Ethan Hawke turns his acting experience — and past infidelities — into brilliant fictionby By Ron Charles on February 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm
The recycled gossip is tiresome, but what’s most irritating about “A Bright Ray of Darkness” is that it’s really good.
- A call for another Great Migration, this one in reverseby By Carlos Lozada on January 29, 2021 at 7:15 am
Charles M. Blow’s “The Devil You Know” argues that African Americans should return to the South.
- Inside the compulsion to own land — and to keep others outby By Carlos Lozada on January 15, 2021 at 7:00 am