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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.


“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

Camus and the Political Tests of a Pandemic 2020-05-19 11:36:00Steve Coll on how Albert Camus’s “The Plague,” and his dissident wartime commentary, speaks to us today as we confront the coronavir

Fiona McFarlane Reads “Demolition” 2020-05-19 06:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author Fiona McFarlane, who reads her story “Demolition,” from the May 25, 2020, issue of The New Yorker, on th

“Miss Aluminum,” Susanna Moore’s Memoir of Trauma and 2020-05-19 06:00:00Naomi Fry on “Miss Aluminum,” a new memoir by Susanna Moore, who is known for her 1995 thriller “In the Cut.”

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2020-05-18 06:00:00“Island on Fire,” “Stray,” “The Eighth Life,” and “Fracture.”

Where Do Eels Come From? 2020-05-18 06:00:00There is much to be learned from how little we know about eels, Brooke Jarvis writes.

Fiona McFarlane on the Private Lives of Houses 2020-05-18 06:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews the author Fiona McFarlane about her short story “Demolition,” from the May 25, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.

Is Capitalism Racist? 2020-05-18 06:00:00Nicholas Lemann on a scholar who depicts white supremacy as the economic engine of American history.

Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Rodham” Offers the Catharsis of Uncomplicated 2020-05-17 10:00:00Nora Caplan-Bricker writes about Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel “Rodham,” which reimagines the life of Hillary Clinton if she had not mar

Sunday Reading: Animal Planet 2020-05-17 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Susan Orlean, Patricia Marx, David Sedaris, Adam Gopnik, and Peter Hessler about the animal world.

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”: The Epic 2020-05-15 12:51:01Mary Norris writes about an online reading of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” that launched in

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The 10 best books of May to enjoy New! 2020-05-27 19:05:04From debut novels to political biographies, May brings showers of new releases to entertain and enlighten.

Edward Snowden arouses little sympathy in ‘Dark Mirror’ New! 2020-05-27 18:44:47Barton Gellman’s biography paints an unflinching picture of the man some consider a spy, and others a hero, for revealing widespread surveillanc

What are birds doing? David Allen Sibley knows. 2020-05-20 17:35:40David Allen Sibley’s lavishly illustrated “What It’s Like to Be a Bird” is more for perusing indoors - it’s too big to f

Spring picture books to read with the ones 2020-05-18 09:07:00Children and adults can visit Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, ride a mysterious elevator, and discover “recipes” for writing poems in t

What if Hillary had never married Bill? ‘Rodham’ 2020-05-18 06:00:00Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel – part fan fiction, part thought experiment – offers an uneven but fascinating exploration of an alternate

In ‘Afterlife,’ a woman forges a path through 2020-05-13 18:26:00Julia Alvarez’s latest novel demonstrates that even in times of loss there is a person, an opportunity, or a perspective, waiting to shake thing

What really happened at the O.K. Corral 2020-05-12 17:00:47The most famous gunfight of the old West lives on in movies and in our imagination. “Tombstone” separates the truth from the myth.

‘Pelosi’ tracks the career of a powerful, driven 2020-05-11 16:37:58As the first woman speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, she’s honed a formidable legislative record and staved off challengers.

Chekhov’s unequaled mastery of the short story 2020-05-06 11:52:57“Fifty-Two Stories” reminds our reviewer of the Russian writer’s brilliance, even if this collection doesn’t quite live up to

Amid a pandemic, it’s nice to read novels 2020-05-05 17:13:02“The Big Finish” and “The Love Story of Missy Carmichael” each feature older characters who go beyond themselves to help other

Degas painted dancers and musicians with deftness and 2020-05-04 06:00:04“Degas at the Opéra” offers a backstage tour of the artist’s favorite haunt – as well as intimations of the dark unders

‘In Deep’ disputes the notion of a ‘deep 2020-04-30 12:45:00New Yorker writer David Rohde traces the rise of distrust in government agencies, along with the expansion of presidential powers, over 40 years.

The New York Review of Books

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

Books : NPR

How The Pandemic Is Affecting Book Publishing Industry 2020-05-26 16:16:00NPR'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 Household 2020-05-21 14:26:00With more people staying home due to COVID-19, journalist Brigid Schulte says it's impossible to ignore "the fact that women bear so much more of th

'Brown Album' Centers On The Erasure Of Race 2020-05-21 07:00:02Porochista Khakpour's work is strongest when she turns the lens on herself to examine how she, too, is complicit; many essays here are just too tanta

Journalist Who Helped Break Snowden's Story Reflects On 2020-05-20 13:57:54Barton Gellman shared a Pulitzer for his reporting about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and the country's secret surveillance program. His new

New Thriller Challenges Readers To Take Another Look 2020-05-20 07:00:08Ivy Pochoda keeps up her focus on the overlooked and forgotten in her new novel. Here, it's a group of sex workers and club dancers whose lives are c

'Outside' Magazine Correspondent Examines Her Fears In 'Nerve' 2020-05-20 05:08:00NPR's Noel King talks to Eva Holland, a correspondent with Outside magazine, about her new book: Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear, on how she

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