Thomas Flynn is a literature student at Hunter College in New York City.

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a not so surprising best seller—it’s rigorously researched and arrestingly written.

Mission Impossible

Three nonfiction books: a look at missionary work in the Caribbean and Holland, an account of being a stringer in the Congo, and German espionage in the U.S. during World War I.


From the controversial second book by tiger mom Amy Chua, as she tackles race and cultural advantages, to a reading of George Eliot’s Middlemarch.

Actors Studio

Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan’s name may be next to Robert Redford and Tom Hanks at the Oscars. If not, there’s always a chance he’ll be in Star Wars.


Lenny Cooke was supposed to be an NBA superstar. Then LeBron James hit a game-winning shot that ended the high school phenom’s career.


From the Secret Service agent whose gun went off accidentally to alien abduction, here are 12 experts’ favorite conspiracy theories about who killed JFK and why.