Forward Run to this Wolcott Gibbs Anthology

“The problem, of course,” David Halberstam once wrote, “is that good writing demands irreverence, skepticism, a certain edge.” The peaceful, content and kind, in other words, can do something else. Which is a fine way to …

Charles Dickens: An Author of Demonic Energy

I didn’t read Claire Tomalin’s Charles Dickens: A Life because I’m a Dickens guy. I’m not a Dickens guy. In grad school I had to take at least one course on the Victorians, so I took The Later Dickens, because that was …

Animal Expert Jon Katz On How To Find Peace When Pets Die

It might seem silly or insignificant to some, but for millions of animal lovers like Jon Katz, the death of a pet can be devastating. In his new book, Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die, Katz explores the complex feelings of grief that can arise upon an animal’s death. From his farm in upstate New York, Katz talked to TIME about …

All-TIME 100 Nonfiction Books

Politics and war, science and sports, memoir and biography — there’s a great big world of nonfiction books out there just waiting to be read. We picked the 100 best and most influential written in English since 1923, the …

Top 10 Ways Harry Potter Will Live On

For the Boy Who Lived, the story is now over. But fear not: TIME takes a look at the ways the wizard will live on even after the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” credits roll

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