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Marking Mississippi’s Literary Trail, From William Faulkner to Jesmyn Ward

Marking Mississippi’s Literary Trail, From William Faulkner to Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward, a Mississippi native and two-time winner of the National Book Award, is proud of her state’s literary tradition.

The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories

The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories

A customer at Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco reading one of the short stories doled out by Short Edition’s story dispenser.

Australians Can’t Get Enough of the Barefoot Investor

Australians Can’t Get Enough of the Barefoot Investor

Scott Pape, on his farm outside Melbourne, Australia, is clear on what his book is not. “It isn’t a wealth creation book,” he says. “It’s about security.”

The Redemption of Chris Hughes

The Redemption of Chris Hughes

“This is a big idea and it’s an expensive idea,” said Chris Hughes, a co-chair of the Economic Security Project, “but I do think that it is in line with the scale of the problem, which is also immense.”

In ‘The Restless Wave,’ John McCain Says America Is Still Exceptional

In ‘The Restless Wave,’ John McCain Says America Is Still Exceptional

Then presidential candidate John McCain on the campaign trail in 2008 in Phoenix.

Olga Tokarczuk’s Book ‘Flights’ Is Taking Off

Olga Tokarczuk’s Book ‘Flights’ Is Taking Off

“Flights” is narrated by a nameless female traveler who is not so unlike the author herself. “The narrator is partly me and sometimes something more than me,” Ms. Tokarczuk said.

Was Jimmy Carter the Most Underrated President in History?

Was Jimmy Carter the Most Underrated President in History?

Carter and Eizenstat aboard Air Force One.

Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

Yrsa Daley-Ward’s fans on Instagram and Twitter see her poems as a tool for healing.

A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

“All of my stuff is organic, homegrown, no G.M.O., real lance corporal from the actual corps,” said Maximilian Uriarte outside his home in Burbank, Calif.

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

From “Inside North Korea.”

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

A group painted the Ashburn Colored School after vandalism in 2016.


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