The ToB, presented by Field Notes, is here!
It's the 2023 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes! And it's finals week! Dig in!
Every flea market has a bin of found postcards for sale. Some notes, however, wait to be mailed.
Maps are useful in jungles, classrooms, and when you need to cross a bombing ground during a storm. But they’re pointless when love implodes.
Preparing for Britain’s big fat royal wedding, our writer undergoes a crisis of republicanism when labrador Ella questions his arrogance about the family that wears the crown.
Robin Williams—no, not that Robin Williams—paints sulky, introspective adolescents. Her figures are waiting to emerge from underneath snowball beards, oversized hats, and heavy party dresses. These costumes may be fantastic, but the paintings suggest that what they’ve hidden is more amazing.
A new poem about lies and truth, and the fact that George Washington’s transplanted teeth were not made of wood, but probably came from his slaves.
Integral to America’s food obsession are the stylists who make it look good. Our panel of industry experts talks about photography and the art of arranging spaghetti strands.
To our knowledge, Ezra Pound never saw a donkey show. Here’s updated cantos for drunk backpackers in Madrid and jerks on the Dead Sea.
Our man in Boston talks with memoirist and historian Carlos Eire to discuss Cuba and Operation Peter Pan, when 15,000 children were airlifted away from their parents.
There’s something irresistible about photographer Jean Pagliuso’s birds. They glare into the camera with a level of emotion that has nothing to do with Tweety Bird. From chickens to falcons, their pride, confusion, sweetness, and complacence jumps out in every one of Pagliuso’s “honest and forthright” portraits.
Accountants aren’t the only ones inspired by “Joint Strike Fighter Property Costs.” Five openings for novels inspired by California’s rather unique state tax adjustments.
Having fulfilled his duty once again and with the most imminent dangers receding into the distance, it’s time to depart. The Golem posts his final entry.
Does your minor want to be a miner? How about a McNugget cook? Welcome to KidZania, a revolutionary theme park coming soon to the U.S. that lets kids play at corporate-sponsored employment.
In an excerpt from John Pollack’s forthcoming The Pun Also Rises, the author recalls his experience in the Pun-Off World Championships. (Hint: He talks quiply.)
Everyday scenes from life in Brighton, England are suffused with an eerie magic by the shapes created by flowers and small insects placed by photographer Stephen Gill into his camera.
While the Tournament of Books hangs on a thread until Monday, the Biblioracle steps in to ease the pain. At 3 p.m. Eastern, list the last five books you read, and he’ll tell you what to read next.