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The Birthplace Of 'Harry Potter' Isn't Where You 2020-05-22 15:36:39Author J.K. Rowling clears up this and a host of other Riddikulus rumors.

How The Publishing World Is Staying Afloat During 2020-05-21 05:45:35Quarantine may be a golden opportunity to finally read "War and Peace" — but it's not an easy time for the book industry.

Matthew Whitaker's Time As Trump’s Attorney General Was 2020-05-21 05:45:35The former acting head of the Justice Department doesn't reveal much about his time in office, but does praise Trump a lot.

An Official ‘Friends’ Cookbook Is Coming, So Get 2020-05-20 22:22:37The one with all the recipes.

How To Ditch The Diet Mentality Forever And 2020-05-20 05:45:19Diet culture creates a toxic relationship with food and exercise. This advice can help you break free from it all.

John Lithgow Taunts Rudy Giuliani, 'Trumpty Dumpty' Donald 2020-05-15 07:30:16The actor previewed “Trumpty Dumpty Wanted A Crown" on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

21 Book, TV, Film And Podcast Suggestions For 2020-05-12 16:34:28For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we asked for recommendations of what to read or watch to connect with AAPI community and culture.

Fauci Inspired Steamy Scientist Character In 1991 Romance 2020-05-06 00:34:33Sally Quinn said the "amazing" scientist in her bestseller was modeled after the infectious disease expert, whom she "just fell in love with" at a

François Clemmons Knows How To Look For The 2020-05-02 06:00:05In his new memoir, "Officer Clemmons," the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” regular wants everyone to know what it was like to be a B

Key West Cancels Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Because Of 2020-05-01 19:12:51The three-night competition, which had been scheduled for July 23-25, typically attracts more than 100 burly, bearded contestants from around the worl

‘Normal People’ Is The Prestige Show Teen Romance 2020-04-29 18:10:58Hulu's adaptation of Sally Rooney's bestselling novel elevates familiar tropes and uses them to break (and then unbreak) your heart.


David Means Reads “Two Nurses, Smoking” 2020-05-26 06:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author David Means, who reads his story “Two Nurses, Smoking,” from the June 1, 2020, issue of The New Yorker,

Lionel Shriver Is Looking for Trouble 2020-05-25 06:00:00The author’s contrarianism has made her famous, but fiction is what she believes changes minds, Ariel Levy writes.

The Scholar Starting Brawls with the Enlightenment 2020-05-25 06:00:00James Wood on whether the cult of rationality has blinded us to the power of transcendence.

David Means on Small Talk and Love Stories 2020-05-25 06:00:00Cressida Leyshon interviews the author David Means about his short story “Two Nurses, Smoking,” from the June 1, 2020, issue of The New Yo

Wartime for Wodehouse 2020-05-25 06:00:00Rivka Galchen on P. G. Wodehouse, who paid dearly for his indomitable high spirits in internment camps, though not in the way one might have expected.

How Baseball Players Became Celebrities 2020-05-25 06:00:00Louis Menand on how Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth transformed America’s pastime by becoming a new kind of star.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2020-05-25 06:00:00“The Death of Jesus,” “A Children’s Bible,” “The Equivalents,” and “My Autobiography of Carson McCulle

Sunday Reading: First Encounters with Legendary Figures 2020-05-24 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, stories by John Hersey, Charles Cooke, Harold Ross, A. J. Liebling, Susan Orlean, Janet Flanner, Hilton Als, Andy

A Brief History of the Codpiece, the P.P.E. 2020-05-23 17:24:15Dan Piepenbring reviews Michael Glover’s book “Thrust: A Spasmodic Pictorial History of the Codpiece in Art.”

Anatomy of a Book 2020-05-21 17:56:17Susannah Kemple introduces a short film by D. W. Young about the special language of antiquarian booksellers.

“Michael Kohlhaas,” the Book That Made the Novel 2020-05-20 07:16:12Dustin Illingworth writes about a new translation of Heinrich von Kleist’s “Michael Kohlhaas,” from from Michael Hofmann, which was

The Mysterious “Sweating Sickness” in Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf 2020-05-20 06:00:00Jia Tolentino writes about reading Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” trilogy and how a mysterious illness described in the books resonates

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Sonata in F Minor, K.183: Allegro 2020-05-21 04:30:47[Domenico Scarlatti, Daria van den Bercken] Car tires rush through and announce the rain. You can hear the shuffling of someone street sweeping in the

Holes 2020-05-21 04:30:36In the midst of a continual program of demolition and reconstruction, we noticed, one summer, that our city had begun to replicate, via its infrastruc

What Kind of Country Do We Want? 2020-05-21 04:30:30Here is the first question that must be asked: What have we done with America? Over the decades we have consented, passively for the most part, to a k

My Quarantine: More Time Now? 2020-05-21 03:00:10I often get tired of talking (especially to my mother—sorry mom!!) but three times a week, over FaceTime, my mother and I do a workout she found

A Publicist in the Old Sense 2020-05-21 03:00:08To the Editors: In my review of Glenn O’Brien’s Intelligence for Dummies, I referred in passing to O’Brien as a “publicist.&rd

‘Almost Certain’ 2020-05-21 03:00:03To the Editors: Jed Perl, in his review of the Félix Fénéon show at MoMA, speaks of how most historians who have looked at the ev

FaceTime, With Lipstick 2020-05-20 03:00:56There is more to “looking good” than mere frivolity or the wish to be desirable to men. For many women, feminist or otherwise, making an e

The Trouble with Comparisons 2020-05-19 03:00:24Comparison to Nazism and fascism imminently threatening to topple democracy distracts us from how we made Trump over decades, and implies that the coe

How ‘Jakarta’ Became the Codeword for US-Backed Mass 2020-05-18 03:00:29What happened in Brazil in 1964 and Indonesia in 1965 may have been the most important victories of the cold war for the side that ultimately won&mdas

Getting Away With It 2020-05-17 02:30:59Though Dickens is often invoked as a point of comparison for writers of wildly varying styles and quality, Nell Zink may be the contemporary writer wh

Botch on the Rhine 2020-05-17 02:00:06In The Battle of Arnhem, Antony Beevor has compiled a meticulous, wonderfully vivid, and justly angry account of one of the great cock-ups of World Wa

Luchita Hurtado’s Persistent Perspective 2020-05-16 03:00:47It wasn’t until Luchita Hurtado was ninety-nine years old that she would witness the opening of her first museum retrospective. Titled “I


How The Pandemic Is Affecting Book Publishing Industry 2020-05-26 16:16:45NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Jim Milliot, an editorial director at Publishers Weekly, about how the pandemic has affected the book business.

'St. Christopher On Pluto' Follows The Adventures Of 2020-05-26 13:13:42Nancy McKinley mixes screwball humor with social criticism in a collection of interlocking stories about two women who work at a mall in Northeastern

How Winston Churchill Pulled Britain Through The Early 2020-05-25 12:05:17In The Splendid And The Vile, author Erik Larson details the British prime minister's first year in office, during which England endured a Nazi bombi

André Leon Talley Writes About Wintour, Lagerfeld In 2020-05-25 05:07:00Longtime Vogue editor André Leon Talley has a new memoir out called: The Chiffon Trenches. In it, he describes rifts with Vogue editor Anna Win

Author Interview: 'They Were Soldiers' 2020-05-24 17:11:00NPR's Michel Martin talks with Joseph Galloway and Marvin Wolf, who covered the Vietnam War, about their new book They Were Soldiers: the Sacrifices

Ilhan Omar On Her Memoir And Moving The 2020-05-24 07:53:00Rep. Ilhan Omar has a new memoir about her journey to Congress after fleeing civil war in Somalia. She talked with NPR about her life and her hopes fo

Meredith Talusan On Her New Memoir, Life As 2020-05-23 03:15:00Author Meredith Talusan talks to NPR's Scott Simon about her new memoir, Fairest.

Pandemic Makes Evident 'Grotesque' Gender Inequality In Hou