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Roddy Doyle Reads “Life Without Children” 2020-10-13 06:00:00On the “Writer’s Voice” podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author Roddy Doyle, who reads his story “Life Without Children,&rd

The United States of Dolly Parton 2020-10-12 06:00:00A voice for working-class women and an icon for all kinds of women, Parton has maintained her star power throughout life phases and political cycles,

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2020-10-12 06:00:00“The Spymasters,” “Having and Being Had,” “The Perfect Nine,” and “Missionaries.”

The Heartsick Hilarity of John Berryman’s Letters 2020-10-12 06:00:00Tracking the poet’s chaotic, self-destructive life, his correspondence strains toward the condition of music, Anthony Lane writes.

Philosophy in the Shadow of Nazism 2020-10-12 06:00:00After the First World War, the members of the Vienna Circle tried to put European thought on a rigorously logical footing. Then th

Roddy Doyle on Writing from the Pandemic 2020-10-12 06:00:00Cressida Leyshon interviews the author Roddy Doyle about “Life Without Children,” his story from the October 19, 2020, issue of The New Yo

Sunday Reading: Our Far-Flung Correspondents 2020-10-11 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive: pieces by John McPhee, Jennie Erin Smith, Ian Frazier, Rebecca Solnit, and Ian Parker about the distant regions t

Nobel Laureate Louise Glück in The New Yorker 2020-10-09 17:02:06Hannah Aizenman tracks Louise Glück’s poetic trajectory through her work in The New Yorker.

How Louise Glück, Nobel Laureate, Became Our Poet 2020-10-08 13:44:15Dan Chiasson writes about the poetry of Louise Glück, who was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The D. H. Lawrence We Forgot 2020-10-08 06:00:00Frances Wilson discusses the rise and fall of D. H. Lawrence’s literary stature.

David Rabe Reads “Suffocation Theory” 2020-10-06 06:00:00On the “Writer’s Voice” podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author David Rabe, who reads his story “Suffocation Theory,”

David Rabe on Nightmares in Daily Life 2020-10-05 06:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews the author David Rabe about “Suffocation Theory,” his story from the October 12, 2020, issue of The New Yorker

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His appetite was legendary, his influence on food 2020-10-13 17:29:25James Beard championed American cuisine, mentored chefs, wrote cookbooks. His personal life was a struggle, as biographer John Birdsall explores.

Don’t write off Big Oil: The geopolitics of 2020-10-13 11:28:37Daniel Yergin’s “The New Map” provides a guide through the energy landscape, but gives short shrift to methane emissions and environ

Q&A with with Alan Mikhail, author of ‘God’s 2020-10-09 17:21:27His book about Sultan Selim I restores the Ottomans to their place in the making of the modern world and as a cultural force to be reckoned with.

Q&A with with David Michaelis, author of ‘Eleanor’ 2020-10-09 17:04:26America’s longest-serving first lady brought people’s everyday concerns to the White House, and made government seem more approachable.

Make an October date with Eleanor Roosevelt, Cary 2020-10-07 15:31:00The 10 best books of October make good company, from newly translated fiction to thoughtful and entertaining biographies.

The papyrus, the professor, and a scandal that 2020-10-06 17:37:33Journalist Ariel Sabar explores the story of a respected Bible scholar who believed she had proof that Christ Jesus and Mary Magdalen were married.

Notre Dame cathedral survived fire, war, and Napoleon’s 2020-10-06 13:36:15In “Notre-Dame: The Soul of Paris,” Agnès Poirier charts the 800-year history of the cathedral, a symbol of hope and endurance arou

100 years on, it’s no mystery why Agatha 2020-10-02 11:44:30The Queen of Mystery’s legendary plot twists and beloved characters have inspired legions of fans – especially mystery authors.

‘Jack’ proves Marilynne Robinson’s gift for delineating character 2020-10-01 10:18:25The fourth novel set in fictional Gilead is a prequel of sorts, focusing on the black sheep of the Boughton family and his relationship with Della.

Displaced: ‘The Last Million’ refugees to leave Europe 2020-09-30 17:04:34Resettlement of refugees – among them 25,000 Jewish people – proceeded slowly, with many nations closing their doors.

‘Transcendent Kingdom’ offers quiet hope in the face 2020-09-29 12:13:00In Yaa Gyasi's second novel, the daughter of a troubled immigrant family finds a way to combine science and faith in her career as a neuroscientist.

The New York Review of Books

Threats Real and Imaginary 2020-10-26 07:00:00If the most powerful position on earth is to be filled either by one of the worst humans the gene pool has ever devised or by one of the most mediocre

How Societies Go Backward 2020-10-26 07:00:00I often tell my students that two hideous demons slumber under the floorboards of Western culture: anti-Semitism and anti-Black racism. And they can e

‘Social Media Reward Bad Behavior’: An Interview with 2020-10-26 06:06:35Ellen K. Pao was an unlikely troublemaker. A graduate of Princeton, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School, she was hired in 2005 by Silicon

Everyday Resistance in ‘Time’: An Interview with Garrett 2020-10-24 07:00:47Two recent archival projects documenting Black life in America coincided in 2014. First, the Museum of Modern Art premiered the restoration of the 191

The Loss of Shared Grief 2020-10-23 08:30:00Chaos has a cognitive cost. Many of us understand this at some level, having strained to function normally for months now in a jerry-rigged approximat

The Redesign of LACMA: An Exchange 2020-10-23 07:13:26In response to: “The Demolition of LACMA: Art Sacrificed to Architecture,” October 2, 2020 To the Editor: Review readers should know that

The Con He Rode In On 2020-10-22 07:00:00Amid the sensory swirl of the airplane hangar in Freeland, Michigan—the thousands of voices screaming, the red MAGA hats bobbing and shifting, t

A Portrait of the Fascist as a Young 2020-10-22 06:42:51As the threat of political violence looms over the 2020 presidential election, federal prosecutors in Los Angeles are preparing for an appeals hearing

The Gonzo Constitutionalism of the American Right 2020-10-21 07:25:52In its heyday, American conservatism was called a “three-legged stool.” One leg was economic and libertarian, appealing to business-minded

The Women’s March of Belarus 2020-10-20 09:09:11On Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States in a reprise of the women’s marches that began on Pr

Getting Out of Tight Corners 2020-10-19 07:00:16The tint on the windows of the van transporting us to the counting room in Miami was so dark that it was difficult to see out of the windows. But it k

From Palestine to the World, the Militant Film 2020-10-17 08:05:48The Palestinian militant film project emerged in the aftermath of the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, hoping to win international sympathy and solidarity