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A New Book on Elena Ferrante Rethinks What 2020-02-06 12:00:00Katy Waldman reviews “The Ferrante Letters,” a book of “collective criticism” from the authors and academics Sarah Chihaya, Me

Putting Elena Ferrante on the Stage 2020-02-05 10:00:00Anna Russell on the British playwright April De Angelis’s theatre adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels.

The Seriousness of George Steiner 2020-02-05 06:00:00Adam Gopnik writes about the critic George Steiner, who has died, about about the impact of his intellectual work in the academy and in the popular pr

Anthony Veasna So Reads “Three Women of Chuck’s 2020-02-04 06:00:00On the “Writer’s Voice” podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author Anthony Veasna So, who reads his story “Three Women of Chuc

“Three Women of Chuck’s Donuts,” by Anthony Veasna 2020-02-03 06:00:00Fiction by Anthony Veasna So: “Right now the only things Kayley truly knows are: she is a child; her sister is not quite an adult; and they are

Did Lincoln Really Matter? 2020-02-03 06:00:00Adam Gopnik on what the Civil War tells us about who has the power to shape history. 

Can We Have Prosperity Without Growth? 2020-02-03 06:00:00The critique of economic growth, once a fringe position, is gaining widespread attention in the face of the climate crisis, John Cassidy writes.

Anthony Veasna So on the Alienation and Comfort 2020-02-03 06:00:00The author Anthony Veasna So discusses “Three Women of Chuck’s Donuts,” his story from the February 10, 2020, issue of The New Yorke

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2020-02-03 06:00:00“A Game of Birds and Wolves,” “Dominion,” “Interior Chinatown,” and “Stateway’s Garden.”

Vivian Gornick Is Rereading Everyone, Including Herself 2020-02-03 06:00:00The critic and memoirist returns to the books she’s loved and the lives she’s lived, Alexandra Schwartz writes.

Sunday Reading: All the President’s Men 2020-02-02 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Susan B. Glasser, David Rohde, Jeffrey Toobin, Dexter Filkins, and Andrea Bernstein on political advise

David Rabe Reads “The Other Side of the 2020-02-01 06:00:00David Rabe joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Other Side of the Street,” by John Updike, from a 1991 issue of the magazine.

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He raised his son to love wild places. 2020-02-12 18:38:32Explorer and biologist Roman Dial reflects on parenting in this memoir of the search for his son, who vanished while solo hiking in Costa Rica.

‘The Contact Paradox’ sums up the search for 2020-02-12 18:19:46Keith Cooper traces the history of humanity’s irrepressible urge to search for extraterrestrial intelligence – and the trouble it could ge

The 10 best books of February 2020 2020-02-12 13:40:04Our picks include a novel about two fathers in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; a tale of a rogue naturalist, and a biography of Emily Dickinson.

How 'American Dirt' controversy could change publishing industry 2020-02-12 12:29:22The "American Dirt" uproar is prompting the book industry to review, reenforce, and revamp plans to become more diverse and inclusive. The publishin

Need a love poem for your valentine? 2020-02-10 08:00:06Poet and reviewer Elizabeth Lund shares her favorite collections of verse, perfect for reading aloud with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

Egg poacher runs amok in thrilling true story 2020-02-10 08:00:04Joshua Hammer builds a propulsive story around a rogue naturalist who supplies a global black market for wild falcon eggs.

When electricity comes to a quiet Irish village 2020-02-04 16:14:32Niall Williams’ “This Is Happiness” weighs a traditional way of life against the costs of modernization, and cherishes simple daily

Joan Harrison emerges from Hitchcock’s shadow in ‘Phantom 2020-02-04 15:21:42Film historian Christina Lane pays tribute to the trailblazing producer Joan Harrison, the woman behind Alfred Hitchcock.

‘The Wrong Kind of Women’ looks at Hollywood’s 2020-02-04 14:34:00Naomi McDougall Jones condemns a lack of gender equality in the film and TV industry, but she also applauds the gains that women have made.

What makes a strong America? Strong Americans. (audio) 2020-02-03 12:10:00In their book, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching For Hope,” Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn show a country in crisis. But they also offer

‘American Dirt’: Beyond the controversy, a flawed but 2020-01-30 17:18:00Jeanine Cummins’ book may encourage readers to see commonalities such as the universal desire to find safety and home.

‘American Dirt’: Who gets to tell your story? 2020-01-30 14:02:00The publisher of Jeanine Cummins’ novel “American Dirt” canceled her book tour Wednesday, saying she has received death threats.

The New York Review of Books

When Did Reconstruction End? 2020-02-20 03:00:52To the Editors: I read with interest James Oakes’s review “An Unfinished Revolution.” I noticed a minor factual error that appears s

Say It Is So: Baseball’s Disgrace 2020-02-20 02:00:56Baseball faces a moment of truth unlike any it has known in a century. Until and unless Commissioner Manfred lifts his ludicrous immunity offer and de

Trump’s Towering Folly on Federal Architecture 2020-02-19 03:03:29News of Trump’s Classical edict seemed particularly grotesque given the Trump Organization’s construction of some of the cheesiest Moderni

The Keatsian Intelligence of Lorrie Moore 2020-02-18 02:00:07When critics speak of Lorrie Moore’s voice, they tend to focus on her humor; it is such a dazzling gift that it can blind even a good reader to

Syria’s War on Screen: An Exchange 2020-02-17 01:00:23Idrees Ahmad: The author faults the filmmakers for only briefly condemning the jihadis. Their condemnation is, in fact, proportionate to their experie

The Art of Neverending Wars 2020-02-15 02:00:04The UN-managed economic embargo that starved Iraq of crucial resources from 1990 to 2003 led not only to humanitarian disasters like rising infant mor

Tom Stoppard’s Theatre of Memory 2020-02-14 05:09:19For Stoppard, this play is a personal “coming-out.” That may be a difficult concept for some American Jews to understand, but England is n

A Liberal in Trump Land 2020-02-13 02:00:09On the day that our granddaughter was born, I decided it would be nice to buy and save a copy of the day’s local paper, Lockport’s venerab

Reading Sade in the Age of Epstein 2020-02-12 02:00:19It is impossible not to think of Jeffrey Epstein and his accomplices when reading Sade. In The 120 Days of Sodom, the age of the girls delivered to th

David Bomberg’s ‘Desire to Emancipate’ 2020-02-11 02:00:37Shocking his tutors, Bomberg was a blazing radical, influenced by Italian Futurists and by the Cubist experiments. Declining Wyndham Lewis’s inv

The Bleak Humor of Tehran’s One and Only 2020-02-10 03:03:34A couple of venues in Europe had offered Ali gigs, but he still could not get a visa. Visas were easy to obtain for the offspring of corrupt officials

Swampland Sublime: The Landscapes of Louisiana 2020-02-08 02:00:59The recent exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art, “Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana,” is the first in nearly thirty

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'Supreme Inequality' Makes A Case That The Top 2020-02-24 05:01:30Lawyer and journalist Adam Cohen explores five decades of Supreme Court opinions and comes to a rueful conclusion: These decisions have greatly exacer

2 Of Paris Climate Negotiators Lay Out 2 2020-02-23 07:19:00NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with climate scientists Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac about their new book, "The Future We Choose: Surv

Jessica Simpson Talks Of Alcohol Abuse, Finding Herself 2020-02-23 07:19:00"There's never been a moment in my life that I've been more honest with myself," the pop singer tells NPR. "I finally feel free of everything tha

In 'Foul Is Fair,' Lady Macbeth Goes To 2020-02-23 07:00:13Hannah Capin's new young adult novel is a modern-day retelling of Macbeth — centered on Lady Macbeth, now a high-schooler taking bloody revenge

The Complicated Pursuit Of Perfect 2020-02-22 07:31:00NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Elizabeth Tallent about her new memoir, "Scratched," which recounts her lifelong struggle with perfectionism.

Rahm Emanuel Says Mayors Are Democracy's Real Engines 2020-02-22 07:31:00NPR's Scott Simon talks to the former Chicago mayor and Obama official about his new book, "The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running The World."

Former Watergate Lawyer Reflects On Her Role In 2020-02-22 07:31:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Watergate assistant special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks about her new book, "The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Tr

Survival Of The Friendliest: How Our Close Friendships 2020-02-22 07:01:03In her new book, Lydia Denworth makes the case for the vital necessity of friendship, tracing its effects on your genes, on your brain and even on ani

Who Should Decide What Books Are Allowed In 2020-02-22 07:01:00The Color Purple, The Hate U Give and American Sign Language textbooks have all been censored in U.S. prisons. A recent report describes the restricti

'Little Constructions' Burns With Unstoppable Rage 2020-02-22 07:00:03Anna Burns gained fame in 2018 when her third novel, Milkman, won the Man Booker Prize. Little Constructions is her second novel, about a woman's ven

Daughter Of A Numbers Runner Witnessed An Underground 2020-02-21 13:11:00Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes the role of "the numbers" in the black communit

Not Too Rude, Not Too Tame, 'Jake The 2020-02-21 07:00:27Our kids' books columnist Juanita Giles says she was at her wits' end trying to find a funny (but not mean-funny) book for her son, a budding humori

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