Stories By David Loftus
Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion by Laurence MaslonAugust 22, 2022
There’s plenty about Monroe, of course — her perpetual lateness to the set, her entourage (especially...
Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard PowersAugust 18, 2022
What’s remarkable about her is that she shares her story with the class simply, with a...
Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius by Colin DickeyAugust 12, 2022
The 19th century science known as phrenology — which posited that the human skull conforms to...
The Language of Bees by Laurie R. KingAugust 3, 2022
Most of the narratives are first-person accounts by Mary, so readers get to know her very...
A Conversation with Author and McSweeney’s Editor Paul CollinsAugust 2, 2022
"I think most scholars tend to trust the First Folio more than anything else, not because...
Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa by R.A. ScottiJuly 28, 2022
Not quite a century ago, on August 29, 1911, thousands of people began flocking to the...
Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian BarnesJuly 18, 2022
"For me, death is the one appalling fact which defines life; unless you are constantly aware...
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner by Fred PearceJuly 17, 2022
But Pearce knows more fundamental rethinking will be necessary to keep our species going. “The worst...
Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre BayardJuly 15, 2022
These books are indeed a kind of witty parlor game, certainly. But though Bayard occasionally gallops...
The World Without Us by Alan WeismanJune 20, 2022
The North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, informally known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is a span...