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In Laura Sims’s “Looker,” a Sad Voyeur Mistakes New! 2019-01-16 12:00:00Katy Waldman reviews the poet Laura Sims’s novel “Looker,” which is centered on a female voyeur, a figure who inspires pity and fear

The Two Faces of Suicide New! 2019-01-16 11:10:20Barrett Swanson writes on “Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves,” a new book by the research psychologist Jesse Bering, and the biological and

Salvatore Scibona on the Difference Between Fiction and 2019-01-14 05:00:00Willing Davidson speaks to Salvatore Scibona about “Do Not Stop,” his short story from the January 14, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Sally Wen Mao Writes Visionary Poems for a 2019-01-14 05:00:00Dan Chiasson reviews “Oculus,” which explores what it means to see and be seen in a digital age, when everyone’s watching.

How the Idea of Hell Has Shaped the 2019-01-14 05:00:00For centuries, we’ve given lavish attention to the specifics of punishment, and left Heaven woefully under-sketched, Vinson Cunningham writes.

A Book That Captures the Singular Life of 2019-01-14 05:00:00Jon Lee Anderson reviews Lindsey Hilsum’s biography “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.”

“Do Not Stop,” by Salvatore Scibona 2019-01-14 05:00:00Fiction by Salvatore Scibona: “He heard a whistle and saw his truck blow up and he figured he would be here at Khe Sanh awhile longer.&rdqu

The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels 2019-01-14 05:00:00Panel by panel, a Chicago cartoonist has been chronicling some of the darkest aspects of modern life, D. T. Max writes.

“I give in to an old desire,” by 2019-01-14 05:00:00Poetry by Toi Derricotte: “I lost so much / of the world’s beauty.”

“Cliffhanging,” by Vijay Seshadri 2019-01-14 05:00:00Poetry by Vijay Seshadri: “You said before you died that this would happen. / Thanks for the warning.”

Sunday Reading: The Journey 2019-01-13 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Jake Halpern, Nicholas Schmidle, Lauren Collins, Alexis Okeowo, Ben Taub, and Sarah Stillman about the

What It Felt Like When “Cat Person” Went 2019-01-10 05:00:00Kristen Roupenian writes about what it was like when her short story “Cat Person” was published in The New Yorker, in December, 2017, and

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'Free All Along' Illuminates the civil rights movement 2019-01-08 18:53:07'Free All Along' Illuminates the civil rights movement

Picture books perfect for story time 2019-01-08 18:53:07A collection of recent releases celebrates the joy of connecting with a grandparent, remembering the Moon landing, and slowing down to appreciate life

2018 resolution to worry less about lost books: 2019-01-08 18:53:07One writer learned that letting books go – even for a bibliophile who counts them as a treasured possession – can be liberating.

The best part of Christmas? Reading 2019-01-08 18:53:07As part of the anthology 'On Christmas,' writer Sue Townsend remembers how the Christmases of her childhood included plenty of books.

Distance tells a story in ‘Merrie Albion’ 2019-01-08 18:53:07Distance tells a story in ‘Merrie Albion’

Amid injustice, unforgettable images 2019-01-08 18:53:07Amid injustice, unforgettable images

Elaine Pagels is famous for asking hard questions. 2019-01-08 18:53:07The scholar’s professional life has been about challenging orthodox ways of thinking about Christianity. In her new book, she shows the personal

Witty banter optional: The no-pressure, no-homework book club 2019-01-08 18:53:07The solitary act of reading becomes more social – and maybe a little more competitive – at a typical book club. Here’s a middle-grou

Private moments laced with social commentary in 'Lars 2019-01-08 18:53:07Private moments laced with social commentary in 'Lars Tunbjörk'

Ten football books for the season’s home stretch 2019-01-08 18:53:07From a 50th anniversary retrospective of Joe Namath’s Super Bowl Jets to a multigenerational look at one family’s experiences in the Ivy L

Training his lens on social justice 2019-01-08 18:53:07Training his lens on social justice

How author Jarrett Krosoczka illustrates gratitude – on 2019-01-08 18:53:07Jarrett Krosoczka’s recent memoir is about growing up with a parent struggling with addiction. But its messages for young people focus on resili

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Israel and Academic Freedom: An Exchange 2019-01-08 02:00:13Kenneth Waltzer and Mark G. Yudolf: The most ludicrous claim by Franke is that anti-Israel advocates on campuses are being disrupted and “purged

A Stay at Kings County 2019-01-07 02:00:40The psychiatry department of Kings County Hospital in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, serves one of the poorest, most at-risk, and most diverse populations i

The Ministry of Mr. Rogers 2019-01-06 06:00:01Fifty years after the first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired, we are still modulating through versions of Fred Rogers.

The Limited Virtues of ‘Vice’ 2019-01-05 04:03:22The impersonations in Vice are often inspired, and they could have supported major performances if the script had included dialogue of any substance.

Exporting the Technology of Occupation 2019-01-04 02:55:15Over more than half a century of occupation, Israel has mastered the arts of monitoring and surveilling millions of Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaz

James Baldwin’s Harlem Through a Child’s Eyes 2019-01-03 06:09:37James Baldwin's Little Man, Little Man defies conventional expectations for both children’s and adult’s literature, functioning, ultimate

Between Two Empires 2019-01-02 10:00:36Over the past two decades, Helen Evans, as curator of Byzantine art, has organized a series of stunning exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

‘Has Any One of Us Wept?’ 2019-01-02 07:00:36Living near the border means becoming conditioned to a degree of militarization and surveillance that would cause great alarm in any other part of the

Return of the Neocons 2019-01-02 02:00:45Positioning the United States behind the rest, Trump portrayed America as a humiliated, subjugated dupe—and gave a new, more dynamic rationale t

A Kind of Forgiveness 2018-12-31 02:00:58For much of my life, I was against forgiveness, particularly for men. I held to my anger, proudly. Refusing to forgive the men in my life was a way of

David ‘Chim’ Seymour: Photographs to Change the World 2018-12-29 02:00:22Although he did cover the front lines, Chim was not a typical war correspondent: he was mostly interested in reporting on the life and fate of ordinar

Jean Toomer’s ‘Cane’ and the Ambiguity of Identity 2018-12-28 02:00:37Contrary to some later narratives, Jean Toomer was not attempting to “pass” as white. He would adhere to his own self-understanding while

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Keeping A Famous Theater's Myth Alive In 'Showtime 2019-01-13 10:00:18This new graphic adaptation of Ted Fox's history of the Apollo Theater captures countless electrifying performances, but goes easy on the grittier as

'Cat Person' Author's New Book Evokes #MeToo Themes 2019-01-13 07:43:50NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Kristen Roupenian, the author of a new book of short stories called You Know You Want This. Roupenian's short s

'The Water Cure' Makes Toxic Masculinity Literal 2019-01-13 07:00:01In Sophie Mackintosh's tart, twisted fairy tale, a family hides away on a remote island to escape a world in which men may actually be toxic. But the

Inside 'The World's Most Beautiful Bookstore' In Argentina 2019-01-12 17:46:19National Geographic has named El Ateneo Grand Splendid the top shop in the world. But that's only where the history of the 100-year-old Buenos Aires

'Untouchable' Delivers Twisty Turny Romantic Thrills 2019-01-12 10:00:19Romantic suspense stalwart Jayne Ann Krentz's latest — it's part of a series, but works as a standalone — will keep you flipping pages w

'Bluff City' Captures Photographer Ernest Withers During Civil 2019-01-12 08:07:56NPR's Scott Simon asks Bluff City author Preston Lauterbach about the undisclosed life of Ernest Withers, a celebrated civil rights photographer and

A Celebrated Chinese Novelist Dreams Up A Nightmare 2019-01-12 08:07:56Yan Lianke's newest book The Day the Sun Died is now available in English in the United States. "Certainly it's a very sharp critique of contempora

For January, 3 Romances That Understand It's Complicated 2019-01-12 07:00:11Yes, a romance novel has to have a happy ending — but that doesn't mean the stories take place in a fantasy land. This month, we're showcasing

Moscow's Libraries Are Experiencing An Unexpected Revival 2019-01-10 16:45:00Moscow's neighborhood libraries are having a moment as they've turned from shabby houses of Soviet learning to well-designed work spaces for MacBook

Surveying The Public Domain 2019-01-10 11:06:30Yes, we have no copyright.

Existential Dread Is Deceptively Simple In 'Mouthful Of 2019-01-10 10:00:00Samanta Schweblin has a gift for treating the otherworldly with a matter-of-fact attitude; her new story collection proves that she's a master of ele

'Hollywood's Eve' Feeds Renewed Interest In L.A. 'It' 2019-01-10 07:01:00Eve Babitz had long been forgotten, when a profile by Lili Anolik triggered a reissuing of the former Hollywood glamour girl's literary works. In a n

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