Mel Brooks Keeps It Very Light in ‘All About Me!’

Mel Brooks has been responsible for so much in the American comedic canon, for so long, it sometimes seems he is, if not 2,000 years old like one of his most indelible characters, maybe 200. He’s act...

The Best Books of 2021

Following her 2016 debut, “Behold the Dreamers,” Mbue’s sweeping and quietly devastating second novel begins in 1980 in the fictional African village of Kosawa, where representatives from an American...

Ann Patchett on ‘These Precious Days’

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | How to Listen The novelist Ann Patchett’s latest book, “These Precious Days,” is a collection of essays. It’s anchored by the long title piece, which ...

Book Review: ‘Tinderbox,’ by James Andrew Miller

There’s enough animosity, jealousy, score-settling and killing gossip in “Tinderbox,” James Andrew Miller’s mountainous new oral history of HBO, to fill an Elizabethan drama. Yet the book’s tone is l...