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James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95

Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/15/2014 17:16:00

Books of The Times: In ‘White Beech,’ Germaine Greer Takes an Ecological Journey

“White Beech: The Rainforest Years” is Germaine Greer’s personal account of restoring a plot of land in Queensland, Australia. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/15/2014 11:42:00

Bookends: What Are the Last Literary Taboos?

Francine Prose and James Parker discuss what is still forbidden in literature. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/15/2014 09:00:00

ArtsBeat: A Side Project for All-Stars

Fantagraphics has published “witzend,” all 13 issues of the magazine created by the comics artist and writer Wally Wood. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/14/2014 15:46:00

ArtsBeat: Archie Andrews, Who Loved Betty and Veronica, Dies at 73

The beloved son of Riverdale dies a hero in issue No. 36 of “Life With Archie.” He is survived by Jughead. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/14/2014 14:52:00

ArtsBeat: David Mitchell Is Tweeting a New Short Story

Mr. Mitchell, the author of “Cloud Atlas” and other books, is publishing a new story in advance of his latest novel, “The Bone Clocks,” coming ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/14/2014 14:32:00

Books: In Defense of Indispensable Dad

A veteran science writer jumps to Dad’s defense, drawing on several decades of research and his own experience as a five-time father. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/14/2014 13:47:00

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Last Updated: 07/14/2014 12:09:00

ArtsBeat: ‘American Psycho’ Musical Coming to Off Broadway

A revamped version of the London production of the musical “American Psycho,” based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, is coming to Second Stage ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/14/2014 12:00:00

Nadine Gordimer, Novelist Who Took on Apartheid, Is Dead at 90

Ms. Gordimer found her themes in the injustices and cruelties of South Africa’s policies of racial division, and she left no quarter of the society ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 07/14/2014 11:42:00

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