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The Life of Mike Nichols
Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch.
Genius, Genocide Denier, or Both?
Peter Handke, the Austrian author who was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, has been accused of falsifying history and praising war criminals.
Best Art Books of 2019
The Times’s art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.
The Best Crime Novels of the Year
Marilyn Stasio’s 2019 top 10 list includes a gruesome Danish serial-killer thriller, a missing-persons caper and a murder mystery set in the video-gaming world.
Once Upon a Time in Ireland
Niall Williams’s novel “This Is Happiness” takes readers to a remote rural village, a “forgotten elsewhere” that’s on the brink of great change.