Books

Toni Morrison Was the Greatest American Writer
I am reminded, five hours now after first learning of Toni Morrison’s death, of my favorite passage on my favorite song from my second favorite album of 1998
How to read 80ish books a year (and actually remember them)
Plus: how to take better notes, and why you should quit bad books
Clay Skipper
Cal Newport On Why We'll Look Back At Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes
A Q+A with the computer scientist about his new book Digital Minimalism, why future workplaces may go email-free, and why tech backlash is about to go mainstream
Clay Skipper
Best Coffee Table Books To Show Off In Your Home
Whether you live in a stylish penthouse or a family villa, these are the best coffee-table books that will not only look great in your pad but you'll actually want to read, too
ELEANOR DAVIES
Five Middle Eastern Novelists You Should Read Right Now
The list includes some of the finest writers from Iraq, Egypt and Palestine
Gareth Rees