Modern Love Illuminated

    Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column of The New York Times for the past nine years. He talks about destiny, soul mates — and why he’s no love guru.

    Tough Guys Don?t Smile: Norman Mailer, seen here in 2007, is the subject of a new biography by J. Michael Lennon.

    Chasing the Ghost of Norman Mailer

    Norman Mailer was of that generation of American Jews who didn’t fetishize their Jewishness. Joshua Furst reflects on a new biography of arguably the 20th century’s most influential writer.

    The ?Little Failure? That Could: Gary Shteyngart says that he has given up vodka and taken up yogurt.

    Gary Shteyngart Does Not Have a Self-Esteem Problem

    You might think that Gary Shteyngart has a problem with self-loathing. Meeting the author in his Gramercy apartment, Yevgeniya Traps finds that the opposite is true.