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Misreading Harold Bloom 2019-10-16 11:19:00James Wood writes about the literary critic Harold Bloom, who died on Monday, at the age of eighty-nine.

David Means Reads “Are You Experienced?” 2019-10-15 05:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author David Means, who reads his short story “Are You Experienced,” from the October 21, 2019, issue of The Ne

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-10-14 05:00:00“The Secret Commonwealth,” “Song of Songs,” “JGV,” and “Me & Other Writing.”

A Neglected Modern Masterpiece and Its Perverse Hero 2019-10-14 05:00:00Magnificently metaphysical and boldly human, Henrik Pontoppidan’s “Lucky Per” plays for the highest possible stakes, James Wood writ

David Means on Waiting for the High to 2019-10-14 05:00:00Cressida Leyshon interviews David Means about “Are You Experienced?,” his short story from the October 21, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Sunday Reading: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence 2019-10-13 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Tad Friend, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Raffi Khatchadourian, Sheelah Kolhatkar, Adam Gopnik, and John Seabro

The Irrepressibly Political Survivorship of Chanel Miller 2019-10-11 11:26:18Doreen St. Félix writes on the memoir “Know My Name,” by Chanel Miller, known previously to the public as Emily Doe, through her vi

Saeed Jones’s Striking Memoir About Race, Sex, and 2019-10-10 05:00:00Katy Waldman writes on Saeed Jones’s new memoir, “How We Fight for Our Lives,” and its focus on Jones’s mother and his se

Horacio Salinas’s Charming Carnival of Creatures 2019-10-09 17:21:00Elisabeth Biondi writes about the photographer Horacio Salinas’s new book, “Horacio Salinas: Photography 19 x 15.”

Dancing to Robert Walser 2019-10-09 13:30:28Marina Harss writes about “Herz Schmerz,” a dance piece inspired by the Swiss novelist Robert Walser, from the choreographer John Heginbot

An Intimate History of the British Empire 2019-10-09 05:00:00Maya Binyam writes about the book “Imperial Intimacies,” by Hazel Carby, which weaves together the story of British colonialism and the st

Joyce Carol Oates Reads “Sinners in the Hands 2019-10-08 05:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author Joyce Carol Oates, who reads her short story “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” from the October 14

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Aching and perceptive, ‘The Water Dancer’ is an 2019-10-17 20:47:47Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first foray into novel-writing deftly weaves fantasy and historical fact into a poignant tapestry of the antebellum South.

Alexander’s greatness rises again in newest biography 2019-10-17 20:45:06In “Alexander the Great,” author Anthony Everitt crafts a lucid, readable, and compelling portrait of the celebrated general of ancient ti

‘Spin the Dawn’ is delightful, daring YA adventure 2019-10-17 20:17:08“Mulan” meets “Project Runway” in Elizabeth Lim’s captivating debut. There’s no shortage of intrigue, drama, or ex

Reap autumn’s bounty with the 10 best books 2019-10-17 20:01:53It’s a great season for book lovers, with a novel from Oman, a biography of Brando, and a look at the women behind Disney’s memorable anim

Voyage of the mind and body: Two books 2019-10-11 16:31:20In “The Road to San Donato” and “Walking to Jerusalem,” distance is not an obstacle for the body, but for the mind.

After a skipped year, the Nobel Prize in 2019-10-11 15:00:53The Swedish Academy had postponed the award last year after a scandal. The winners are Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke.

‘Cold Warriors’ is a thrilling dive into Cold 2019-10-10 16:25:34Duncan White explores the impact and manipulation of the literary elite of the Cold War era, touching on writers like Orwell, le Carré, and Pas

A love letter to storytelling 2019-10-10 16:20:49Alix E. Harrow’s debut novel, YA adventure “The Ten Thousand Doors of January,” is a wonderful jaunt through space and time. It&rsqu

A Q&A with Megan Phelps-Roper, author of ‘Unfollow’ 2019-10-10 16:15:16Former Westboro Baptist Church member Megan Phelps-Roper discusses her break with the organization, Twitter, and her new book, “Unfollow.”

5 things to know about Edward Snowden’s ‘Permanent 2019-10-10 15:45:03Snowden, who disclosed classified national security documents to the press, lets readers in on the rationale for his actions.

‘Places and Names’ confronts conflict – both personal 2019-10-07 06:00:05Now a journalist, Elliot Ackerman reflects on five tours of duty as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan with honesty and compassion.

Q&A: A Marine veteran on finding meaning during 2019-10-07 06:00:00Iraq war veteran and writer Elliot Ackerman speaks about war, remembering, and finding purpose in civilian life.

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What Cars Can Teach Us About New Policing Technologies 2019-10-12 03:00:01The mass production of the automobile transformed twentieth-century America in unexpected and important ways. Foremost, and little-known, it revolutio

Crisis in the Amazon 2019-10-11 10:30:49To the Editors: As Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stood before the United Nations in late September downplaying media reports of increasing forest

My Adventures in Psychedelia 2019-10-11 03:00:54To try psychedelics was something I’d secretly hankered after doing ever since I was a teenager, but I was always too cautious and risk-averse.

Curation as Creation 2019-10-09 19:00:18A restaurant near my apartment sells “curated salads”; a home goods store sells “carefully curated sheets”; a babysitting agen

Resisting English 2019-10-09 14:00:31No one could read Minae Mizumura for long without realizing that her lament over her “unhappy” fate as a Japanese writer is at most half-s

What Happened to the West Village? 2019-10-09 06:56:00Greenwich Village was once a locus for a succession of twentieth-century progressive movements fighting for workers’, women’s, civil, and

Ukraine Continued: How a Crucial Witness Escaped 2019-10-08 09:09:28A classified State Department assessment concluded in 2018 that Ukraine’s former Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko—who is at the center of

Proofreading the President 2019-10-08 07:10:23The flurry of responses to Trump’s ham-fisted tweet had the pathetic aspect of a bullied child trying to get even by waving his report card in h

Justin Trudeau, Liberal Let-Down 2019-10-07 03:00:56It was no wonder that Trudeau became a darling of Davos, idolized by a global liberal establishment that felt increasingly besieged by surging challen

Time for a New Liberation? 2019-10-05 21:00:01On the tenth anniversary of 1989, at the brink of the millennium, we could celebrate both the original triumph of the velvet revolutions and great sub

A Black Actor’s Unrequited Love for Shakespeare 2019-10-05 03:00:54One of the pleasures of American Moor is its portrayal of how an actor builds a character, and we come to see that a character is not only himself but

Closing Rikers: Competing Visions for the Future of 2019-10-04 10:44:29At this moment in the country’s history, an unusual alignment has taken shape—of investment in and activism around criminal justice reform


Edna O'Brien Bears Witness To Horror In 'Girl' 2019-10-16 07:00:01O'Brien's 19th novel is based on the real story of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram in 2014. It's a painful and esse

In 'Olive, Again,' Elizabeth Strout Revisits An Old 2019-10-16 07:00:01Ten years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout returns to the town of Crosby, Maine, where ornery Olive is learning abo

The War On Terror, Through The Eyes Of 2019-10-16 05:05:00After the 2001 al-Qaida attacks, the CIA ramped up counterterrorism operations. This included a surge in young, female recruits. Three have written ne

Eat, Drink And Be Wary: Ex-CIA Agent Reveals 2019-10-16 05:00:31"Restaurants and cafés are in many ways the lifeblood of espionage," says Amaryllis Fox in her new book. They're ideal places to clandestine

Venezuelan Journalist Karina Sainz Borgo On Her Book 2019-10-15 17:50:00Venezuelan journalist Karina Sainz Borgo has channeled her feelings about her home country into a novel, It Would Be Night in Caracas. She speaks abou

'The Compatriots' Suggests The Days Of Domestic-Only Politics 2019-10-15 17:45:00Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, revered experts on the Russian secret service, give the book a credibility most others on Russian clandestine opera

Author Adrienne Brodeur On Her New Memoir 'Wild 2019-10-15 16:43:00NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Adrienne Brodeur about her memoir, Wild Game, that recounts the complicated relationship with her mother, who had

Ronan Farrow: 'Catch And Kill' Tactics Protected Both 2019-10-15 14:22:00He was followed and his house bugged as he reported on allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Farrow says it's part of a pattern in which powerful ent

Bill Bryson's 'The Body' Is Missing His Characteristic 2019-10-15 11:26:33The author of the magisterial work A Short History of Nearly Everything turns his sights inside, but without the magic touch of the past that made his

How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In 2019-10-15 05:01:00In a new memoir, the actress writes about the films and creative collaborations — like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music — that marked t

Harold Bloom, A Rare Best-Selling Literary Critic, Dies 2019-10-14 23:27:00Over a redoubtable career, Bloom wrote scores of books, edited many more and irritated innumerable intellectuals. He died Monday in New Haven, Conn.

'How We Fight For Our Lives' Is One 2019-10-14 11:00:56Extremely personal, emotionally gritty, and unabashedly honest, Saeed Jones' memoir somehow manages a perfect balance between love and violence, hope

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