Harry Golden was one of mid-century America’s great characters–a hustling Wall Street ex-con who crusaded for civil rights in his idiosyncratic little Southern newspaper, the...

David Brooks seeks to save his own soul, and help fellow Americans save and ennoble theirs, by rediscovering the discarded ideal of character. At present,...

Nell Zink’s first novel, Wallflower, was published last year when she was 50. It made very little noise. By contrast, the buzz about Mislaid, her...