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Courage 2019-08-22 05:00:00Daniel Smith writes a flash-fiction short story, “Courage,” about bravery and shame.

Françoise Sagan, the Great Interrogator of Morality 2019-08-21 05:00:00Rachel Cusk on Françoise Sagan’s first two novels, “Bonjour Tristesse” and “A Certain Smile,” and the writer&rsqu

Taxidermy Is a Metaphor for Our Time 2019-08-21 05:00:00Katy Waldman writes about taxidermy as a symbol of sex, loss, and self-invention in ”Mostly Dead Things,“ by Kristin Arnett; ”On Ear

J. Robert Lennon Reads “The Loop” 2019-08-20 05:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author J. Robert Lennon, who reads his short story “The Loop,” from the August 26, 2019, issue of The New Yorke

Sex and Power in “The Catholic School” 2019-08-19 05:00:00Paul Elie on how Edoardo Albinati’s gratuitously long novel about religion, gender, and violence becomes a test of its own unruly philosophy.

J. Robert Lennon on Order, Chaos, and the 2019-08-19 05:00:00Cressida Leyshon interviews J. Robert Lennon about “The Loop,” his short story from the August 26, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

When W. E. B. Du Bois Made a 2019-08-19 05:00:00Ian Frazier on why the Jim Crow-era debate between the African-American leader and a ridiculous, Nazi-loving racist isn’t as famous as Lincoln-D

State of the Unions 2019-08-19 05:00:00Caleb Crain on what happened to America’s labor movement.

How Cultural Anthropologists Redefined Humanity 2019-08-19 05:00:00Louis Menand on the brave band of scholars who set out to save us from racism and sexism.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-08-19 05:00:00“Travelers,” “Screen Tests,” “Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us,” and “And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?”

Sunday Reading: The Art of Learning a New 2019-08-18 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Collins, Calvin Trillin, Judith Thurman, Peter Hessler, and Keith Gessen on the s

The Ancestral Blessings of Toni Morrison and Paule 2019-08-17 13:18:20Edwidge Danticat writes about the mentorship she received from the writers Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall.

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Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Talking to Strangers’ is a swing 2019-09-12 22:33:57The bestselling author says that we need more trust. But the monstrous crimes in his case studies don't help his argument.

Q&A with Ryan Jacobs, author of ‘The Truffle 2019-09-12 22:20:12What exactly is a truffle crime? Author Ryan Jacobs discusses his investigation of the alluring fungus and his new book ‘The Truffle Underground

‘A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves’ is 2019-09-12 22:15:58Journalist Jason DeParle chronicles the lives and labor of three far-flung generations of a Filipino family as they forge a way out of poverty.

‘A Better Man’ shows Louise Penny at her 2019-09-05 19:26:22Her Three Pines mystery series, with Inspector Gamache, is a rare one that becomes more interesting the longer it goes on.

‘See Jane Win’: A riveting political deconstruction of 2019-09-03 16:56:36Caitlin Moscatello’s “See Jane Win” dives deep into the triumphs and pitfalls encountered by novice women politicians in the 2018 el

‘Quichotte’ retells ‘Don Quixote’ for chaotic modern times 2019-09-03 16:18:31Salman Rushdie’s messy novel pulls in everything from the opioid crisis and white supremacist violence to “Pinocchio” and reality TV

Q&A with Julia Flynn Siler, author of ‘The 2019-08-29 18:23:14The journalist writes on early activists who fought sex trafficking in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

‘In the Country of Women’ is a powerful 2019-08-29 17:53:46Acclaimed writer Susan Straight shares a poignant and vivid reflection on her family’s journeys.

‘With the Fire on High’ is wise, poetic, 2019-08-27 17:51:53Elizabeth Acevedo’s latest YA novel has wide appeal, a compelling lead, and descriptions of mouthwatering food.

‘A History of the Bible’ offers scholarly insights 2019-08-27 17:37:29Theologian and Anglican priest John Barton takes a well-researched look into the context and composition of the Bible.

‘Wicked Fox’ is an engrossing – if convoluted 2019-08-22 19:52:00Kat Cho’s debut novel “Wicked Fox” is a little complicated, but the poignantly rendered family relationships and fantasy drama are w

The best audiobooks of August offer delectable reading 2019-08-20 17:03:03From a true-crime story to tales of truffles, from a soul-food mystery to a pastry chef’s romance, keep yourself entertained with our reviewer&r

The New York Review of Books

American Immigration: A Century of Racism 2019-09-12 08:00:18The last few decades have brought a resurgence of interest in the history of eugenics in America, including not only The Nazi Connection but also Alex

David Berman of Silver Jews Remembered 2019-09-12 04:38:41“All my favorite singers couldn’t sing,” David Berman crooned. Berman—along with other indie greats also gone too young: the s

A Translation for Our Time? 2019-09-11 05:33:39What is exciting about translation, then, is not the notion that it has delivered a hundred percent, or that the entire world of human feeling can be

Why Not Film What Happened? 2019-09-11 05:00:44Joanna Hogg’s first movie, Unrelated (2007), opens in darkness: its main character, Anna, a woman of around forty, wheels a suitcase along a dir

Why Bibi Fears Arab Voters 2019-09-10 07:00:00The giant yellow billboard near the Arab town of Nahef in northern Israel declares in Arabic, “This time, we are the decision-makers.” It

‘Ulysses’ on Trial 2019-09-09 08:00:43It was a setup: a stratagem worthy of wily Ulysses himself. The conspirators were Bennett Cerf, publisher and cofounder of Random House, and Morris Er

Sontag in Sarajevo 2019-09-09 03:00:04What was at stake in Sarajevo was not only the fate of a people and a country. Sarajevo was a European city—and Europe, David Rieff wrote, &ldqu

Looking for ‘Reason’ in Modi’s India 2019-09-07 03:00:03Shot across the country between 2013 and 2018, Vivek is a work of great ambition, really a report on Modi’s first term in power. It covers most

My Prison Reading 2019-09-06 03:00:30I began to stack my books in a row on the floor against the far wall of my cell. Quietly, they began to take on the familiar quality of a bookshelf&md

Australia’s Shame 2019-09-05 08:30:54Let us suppose that I am the heir of an enormous estate. Stories about my generosity abound. And let us suppose that you are a young man, ambitious bu

The Nik of Time 2019-09-05 07:30:44To the Editors: James Gleick writes, in “Moon Fever,” “If it wasn’t for Sputnik, we wouldn’t have had ‘beatniks,&r

The Missing Ordinance 2019-09-05 07:30:26To the Editors: One more element needs to be added to James Oakes’s survey of antislavery politics before the Civil War. The factor apparently m

Books : NPR

Edward Snowden Tells His Story In New Memoir, 2019-09-12 16:24:00NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Scott Simon discuss Edward Snowden's new controversial book, Permanent Record.

Edward Snowden Tells NPR: The Executive Branch 'Sort 2019-09-12 15:01:00In an interview with NPR about his memoir, Permanent Record, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden denies any cooperation with Russian intelligence and

'Waste' Examines The Global And Local Afterlife of 2019-09-12 13:31:25Environmental scientist Kate O'Neill discusses recycling and the global politics of waste. "Once you throw something away, you've got to think abou

In New Memoir, Samantha Power Describes Going From 2019-09-12 05:05:00NPR's Noel King speaks with Samantha Power about her memoir The Education of an Idealist. In her book, Power describes how she went from working outs

Why Fashion Expert Tan France Nearly Turned Down 2019-09-11 14:48:00"The thought of being one of the very first openly gay South Asian men on a major show. ... That pressure was so hard to handle," France says of his

Samantha Power Tells Of The Not-So-Simple 'Education Of 2019-09-11 14:12:39In her memoir, the former U.N. ambassador aims to show how she kept true to her idealistic nature despite facing the realities of foreign policy and w

'Audience Of One' Aims To Show How TV 2019-09-11 11:13:00James Poniewozik's book is both brilliant and daring, particularly when it comes to Trump's image-making. But there's a gap, the one between image

Remembering (Or Not Remembering) 9/11 2019-09-11 10:06:30This week marks 18 years since 9/11. Whole generations of Americans have reached adulthood with little recollection of the terrorist attack.

'The Only Plane In The Sky' Offers A 2019-09-11 09:48:00When today's children someday ask what Sept. 11 was really like, Garrett Graff's book will be the answer: He vividly recounts the most upsetting and

A Throwaway Line Led 'Washington Post' Reporter To 2019-09-11 05:02:00Christopher Ingraham, a data reporter at The Washington Post, found unexpected joy when he moved his family to the county he once called "the absolut

Teen Angst And Civil Rights Meet In A 2019-09-10 16:37:00The pioneering baseball player's daughter, Sharon Robinson, has written Child of the Dream, a chronicle of 1963 — a critical year for the Civil

'She Said' Reveals The People And Practices That 2019-09-10 13:53:54New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, talk about the obstacles

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