The year in fiction: Our favorite 2018 novels
The year in fiction. Peruse our favorite 76 novels from the past year at the 2019 Tournament of Books long list.
Small towns around Europe host goose-pulling days—contests to snap the necks of birds at high speed. In the name of sport and pride, a tradition from the Middle Ages prospers, criticism notwithstanding.
Dirt is difficult to see on glass. That’s why so many people don’t bother to hire a professional for the job—they just can’t see what’s wrong.
In early New England, anyone who stood near an open door or window faced mortal danger. A conversation with a woman who hunts for gravestones with epitaphs describing death by lightning strike.
Generation X has always been able to fashion its own best outcome. Now it’s time to take that DIY attitude and fix the nation. Because you know who really won the American Revolution? That’s right: Slackers.
As New York City changes, so do its trains; our worries about life above and below ground move hand in hand. So which came first, the jitters or the subway?
At Thanksgiving, a family takes stock of what they’re thankful for by weighing the most valuable things they own: their heads.
Though the U.S. capital is home to scores of memorials, just a handful of them command the attention of most visitors. A tour of Washington’s other monuments.