“Love and Capital,” an Ode to the Relationship That Saved Karl Marx


With populist movements surging around the world, there is no better moment to reacquaint oneself with the work of Karl Marx, who predicted our current economic condition back in the eighteen-hundreds. Fortunately, we have Mary Gabriel’s book “Love and Capital,” which tells the story of Marx’s life and work through the prism of his...

“Lanny” Is a Dark, Wonderfully Tactile Reimagining of the Folktale


One of the particular pleasures of a folktale is discovering the story’s entryway to magic. In Max Porter’s beautiful, imaginative novella “Grief Is the Thing with Feathers,” it is mourning. In his whimsical follow-up, “Lanny,” which came out in May, it’s the natural world and a child’s unique sense of wonder.“Lanny” is the story...