Alexander Nazaryan writes about culture and politics.

Crying of Lot 4.9

The novelist of our paranoid age has finally met his match in his new novel about the Internet, 9/11 and New York. By Alexander Nazaryan.

Looking to get smarter while sitting on the beach? Alexander Nazaryan recommends four stimulating, engaging, but still fun new books on language, Roman history, and more.

What has happened to the classic American genre? Alexander Nazaryan set out to read 4 smart thrillers to find out why the Scandinavians are dominating.