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The Women Who Brave Winter Swimming at London’s 2019-02-01 05:00:00Lou Stoppard

William Goldman’s Strange, Sad, Captivating Children’s Book About 2019-01-31 05:00:00Rivka Galchen reviews “Wigger,” a dark, little-known children’s book by William Goldman, the author and screenwriter of “The P

Review: “Villa Air-Bel,” a History of the Safe 2019-01-30 15:00:00Sheelah Kolhatkar reviews the book “Villa Air-Bel,” by Rosemary Sullivan, which recounts the French château that housed artists and

The Hedonic Appeal of “Dreyer’s English” 2019-01-30 05:00:00Katy Waldman reviews “Dreyer’s English,” a book about language usage by Benjamin Dreyer.

Writing About Writing About the Border Crisis 2019-01-28 05:00:00Valeria Luiselli’s intricate novel, “Lost Children Archive,” confronts the complexities of bearing witness, James Wood writes.

Emma Cline on Anger and Nostalgia 2019-01-28 05:00:00Willing Davidson speaks with Emma Cline about “What Can You Do with a General,” her short story from the February 4, 2019, issue of The Ne

“What Can You Do with a General” 2019-01-28 05:00:00Fiction by Emma Cline: “How had it happened, the eventual neutering of his anger? He was too tired to knock things over.”

“The Butterfly House,” by Frank Ormsby 2019-01-28 05:00:00Poetry by Frank Ormsby: “One more butterfly in the butterfly house / will count as overcrowding.”

“Gift Planet,” by Brenda Shaughnessy 2019-01-28 05:00:00Poetry by Brenda Shaughnessy: “All travelling’s a way to imagine having a home to leave or return to.”

Sunday Reading: The Birth of Tech 2019-01-27 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces on the birth of the Internet, computers, email, and online dating by John Seabrook, Meghan Daum, John Heil

The Plight of the Political Convert 2019-01-23 14:59:26Corey Robin writes about political conversion, such as that of the former white supremacist Derek Black and the former Republican Max Boot, and why it

“Supply and Demand,” by Clarence Major 2019-01-21 05:00:00Poetry by Clarence Major: “As a dishwasher / in a restaurant / I lasted only three hours.”

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'Tombland' unearths plots and Tudor-era political intrigue 2019-02-06 10:55:28'Tombland' unearths plots and Tudor-era political intrigue

In 'On the Come Up,' an aspiring teen 2019-02-06 10:55:27In 'On the Come Up,' an aspiring teen rapper grapples with life

To shelve a ‘Mockingbird’: Is it time for 2019-02-06 10:55:27As society evolves, should classic novels with outdated racial and cultural references be retired – or adapted? A resurgence of interest in 

4 audiobooks with positive messages for the new 2019-02-06 10:55:27Three novels and one nonfiction audiobook provide inspiration and hope as we ease into 2019.

'Midnight in Chernobyl' explores the world's worst nuclear 2019-02-06 10:55:27Adam Higginbotham's in-depth book is informed by meticulous research and first-hand accounts.

9 sports books that offer something for every 2019-02-06 10:55:27Whether an exhaustive new profile of Babe Ruth, the reflections of basketball great Bob Cousy, or a retrospective of the heyday of women’s bike

In #MeToo age, can we love the art 2019-02-06 10:55:27What happens to the artist as “enfant terrible” in an age of morality clauses and #MeToo? Does socially condemned behavior discredit a per

Russell Baker collapsed boundary between newspapers and literature 2019-02-06 10:55:27The columns and memoirs by the former New York Times columnist were so celebrated that they invited readers to wonder if the mission of news

January’s 10 books to cozy up with 2019-02-06 10:55:27This month features tales of two revolutions: a debut novel about an Iranian family in the 1970s and a nonfiction narrative about China in the 1940s,

'Last Boat Out of Shanghai' has four stories 2019-02-06 10:55:27'Last Boat Out of Shanghai' has four stories at once personal and universal

Mary Oliver looked 'past reason, past the provable' 2019-02-06 10:55:27The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist wrote lyrically about nature, but there's more to her work than meets the eye. 

'Queen Victoria' paints a full portrait of a 2019-02-06 10:55:27Historian Lucy Worsley offers a lively take on one of the most influential women of the 19th century. 

The New York Review of Books

Among the Vitamin K ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ 2019-01-31 07:50:01Babies are at the highest risk for Vitamin-K Deficiency Bleeding in the first week of life, so the standard of care is to give the shot within an hour

Men’s Lib 2019-01-31 07:30:10Henry Miller believed in amorality when it came to sex. For him, “sexual morality” could only mean the prudery and hypocrisy and zealous o

Farmworker Anxieties 2019-01-31 06:30:45To the Editors: Michael Greenberg’s essay “In the Valley of Fear” captures the overwhelming sense of anxiety among many farm laborer

Building in Berkeley 2019-01-31 06:30:17To the Editors: In the article “California: The State of Resistance,” Michael Greenberg wrote, “I was surprised to see virtually no

‘My Responsibility to History’: An Interview with Zhang 2019-01-30 08:06:32Ian Johnson: Where does it come from, this sense of justice—your experiences in the Cultural Revolution? Zhang Shihe: Mao ordered young people t

Accentuate the Positive 2019-01-30 07:00:34For Steven Pinker, the reason why human life changed for the better in the past two centuries is simple: “The Enlightenment has worked—per

Waiting with Immigrants 2019-01-29 04:49:54To be an immigrant in America is to wait. This goes double for the millions of immigrants who have found themselves at the sour end of the Immigration

Rome: Where Migrants Face Eviction as Fascists Find 2019-01-28 08:24:44Across Italy, some 10,000 migrants and refugees are living in squats. In search of shelter, many have joined vulnerable Italians in occupying empty bu

The Path of Greatest Resistance 2019-01-27 08:00:43If social media’s greatest contribution is democratizing communications, their greatest threat is in abetting cynicism and distrust. When platfo

Godard’s Conflagration of Images 2019-01-26 02:00:22In a fabulously eccentric Skype press conference held after the movie’s première at the last Cannes Film Festival, Godard remarked that &

Imperial Exceptionalism 2019-01-25 11:00:37It is hard to give up something you claim you never had. That is the difficulty Americans face with respect to their country’s empire. Since the

Finding My Father’s Auschwitz File 2019-01-25 02:00:30Auschwitz and Dachau frame the emotional structure of my life. Thinking of my father in the course of a day, I think of Auschwitz. Thinking about my m

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Marlon James Builds A New World From Old 2019-02-05 16:22:00James' new novel is an epic fantasy that he's described as an African Game of Thrones, featuring a rag-tag band of adventurers on a possibly doomed

Journalism's Battles Are On Display In Jill Abramson's 2019-02-05 15:03:00The former New York Times editor's examination of four news outlets pits new against old, mercenary versus honorable — and is unlikely to inspi

How 'A Star Is Born' Became One Of 2019-02-05 13:17:00Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft talks about what her mother went through while making the 1954 film. The movie was produced by Sid Luft, who was L

Random House Copy Chief: Stand Tall, Wordsmiths! (But 2019-02-05 13:15:00The subtitle of Benjamin Dreyer's book is An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, but "the last thing that I want to do is to pass myself off

'Bowlaway' Scores A Strike 2019-02-05 07:00:12Elizabeth McCracken's new novel — a multigenerational saga centered around a Massachusetts bowling alley and its crew of misfits — will g

In 'Go Ahead In The Rain,' The Love 2019-02-05 06:01:12Author Hanif Abdurraqib has a seemingly limitless capacity to share what moves him and to invite the reader in: His love for these music-makers is con

'Dear Los Angeles' Collects Nearly 5 Centuries Of 2019-02-05 05:05:00A new book features snippets of diary entries and letters written between 1542 to 2018. Editor David Kipen says it's "a collective self-portrait of

Daughter Of A Numbers Runner Witnessed An Underground 2019-02-04 13:25:00Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes about her experience — and the role of "th

In 'Kill Class,' A Poet Aims To Map 2019-02-04 11:53:00At her best, Nomi Stone is able to make an anthropological excavation into something beautiful and haunting, laced with double meanings. But at times

3 Award-Winning Latina Authors Are Symbols Of Hope 2019-02-03 07:39:00Children's literature handed out some of its biggest awards this past week. And three Latina authors were recipients. We talk to them about what this

Hallucinations Kidnap The Senses In 'The Collected Schizophrenias' 2019-02-03 07:39:00Esmé Weijun Wang's new book is part memoir, part deeply researched work of science about her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. She says s

In 'Proxima Centauri,' A Teenager And His Creator 2019-02-03 07:00:25Comics creator Farel Dalrymple returns to the world of his 2014 book The Wrenchies for a s