A look back at some highlights of the year.
From "America's Nazi Secret" to "Zift."
Cold War America's aid projects in Asia.
"Countermodernism" and Cold War America.
Remembering the Antifederalists.
Finding freedom in openness with others.
Remembering a Renaissance spring in wintertime.
And Books & Culture's Book of the Year
Seamus Heaney's new collection nurses the flame.
Why I still use cookbooks.
Science and Scripture: beware of simplifiers.
Some poets forget how to chase the ball.
Explicating a long-lost Civil War painting.
Memoirs by Tony Blair and George W. Bush
How to say the unsayable.
A comic novel about the "quotidian resentments" of married life.
A memoir of friendship, grief, and dog-walking.
An irresistible addition to your cookbook shelf.
A first-rate account of the Dreyfus Affair.
The foremost historian of anthropology turns his gaze on his own history.