Watch Your Back, Grisham: 'Michael Clayton' Is No Ordinary Legal Thriller
D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence
With an ambitious novel that centers on an ordinary family dinner, Jonathan Franzen sits down at America's table and feasts on dysfunction
Yesterday's used-book dealer was a far-flung librarian of Babel. Success on the Internet may make tomorrow's a desk-bound day trader.
For 26 years Hennepin County's head cataloger led the charge for libraries of, by, and for the people. When he took aim at a new target this spring, his boss fired back.
Surviving the book wars and outfoxing the wolves with the Hungry Mind's David Unowsky
We list the best of the best of 1997.
Performing a Ritual: Matt Damon makes a new case for his old-fashioned director in John Grisham's The Rainmaker.
Reflecting the State of Things: Ethan Hawke in Gattaca.