By James Atlas 4 min read
James Atlas always knew he wanted to be a writer, and eventually became fascinated by biographers. Here, he shares what it was like to become one himself.
By Lisa Rosman 5 min read
Henri Matisse made a name for himself through his use of color – and it’s not the only reason we’re still talking about him today.
By Jennie Yabroff 5 min read
In her new book What She Ate, culinary historian Laura Shapiro makes the argument that food is worth more than just its taste: it is a part of who we are.
By Signature 5 min read
This conversation with Thomas Ricks, the bestselling author of Churchill and Orwell, delves into a long-distance mutual admiration and more.
By Keith Rice 8 min read
We’re kicking off our roundup of essential Ernest Hemingway with a brand-new biography that may be the most comprehensive yet.
By Jennie Yabroff 10 min read
We spoke with biographer Sally Bedell Smith about her research on the royal family, her new biography of Prince Charles, and where the Prince goes from here.