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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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Blood on the Ice New! 2019-10-20 06:00:20Bathsheba Demuth’s Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait tells the story of how people learned to make money from the se

Al & Georgia & Beck & Paul New! 2019-10-20 06:00:16Two recent books examine the lives of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe and their astonishingly productive marriage. Carolyn Burke’s g

‘To Particularize is the Alone Distinction of Merit’: 2019-10-19 06:19:01The Blake exhibition at Tate Britain, the first major exhibition in nearly twenty years, shows 300 of his prints and paintings, with manuscripts and p

‘I Can’t Just Stand on the Sidelines’: An 2019-10-18 08:37:11Claudia Dreifus: I heard that you grew up in a political family. True? Naomi Oreskes: I did. And for a long time, I didn’t want to be political.

William Barr, Trump’s New Roy Cohn 2019-10-17 13:42:32Before William Barr became attorney general, Trump liked to ask “Where’s my Roy Cohn?”—referring to Trump’s early mentor

Query 2019-10-17 03:00:57To the Editors: For a biography of the novelist E.L. Doctorow (1931–2015) to be published by Scribner, I would be glad and grateful to hear from

The First and Last of Her Kind 2019-10-17 03:00:43Sandra Day O’Connor’s name isn’t heard often these days—certainly not at the Supreme Court, which she dominated for years from

The First Concentration Camps 2019-10-17 03:00:27To the Editors: In her interesting review of Daniel Okrent’s The Guarded Gate, Sarah Churchwell writes that “the term ‘concentration

Singing the Back Streets 2019-10-17 03:00:04Nelson Algren was a writer out of the Depression who felt that America should be judged by how it treated its poorest citizens. As an artist, he had a

‘Sovereignty Doesn’t Exist in a Globalized World’: An 2019-10-16 03:08:41Michał Matlak: If there’s Brexit, and there are negotiations on the future relationship, what kind of relationship would you favor? Guy Ver

‘His Mind Was Itself a Library’: Harold Bloom, 2019-10-15 11:40:53Bloom inscribed for us one of his latest volumes, an entry in his four-part series on “Shakespeare’s Personalities.” As his shaking

The Great Biomass Boondoggle 2019-10-14 03:00:02The urgency of the climate crisis is inspiring some extreme and unproven ideas. Arguably one of the most reckless ideas is already well underway: burn

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'Everybody's Other Than Everybody Else': Choreographer Mark Morris 2019-10-19 08:08:00The prolific dancer and company director has written Out Loud -- a memoir of hits and flops, childhood trauma and a lifetime at the forefront of moder

George R.R. Martin Really Does Know You Want 2019-10-19 08:08:00Martin, who's working on the long-awaited sixth volume of his series A Song of Ice and Fire, rarely gives interviews — but NPR's Scott Simon r

John Le Carré Fears For The Future In 2019-10-19 08:08:00Decades ago, Le Carré worked for British intelligence services MI5 and MI6. He has channeled that experience into more than 50 years of espiona

White House Adviser Peter Navarro Calls Fictional Alter 2019-10-18 17:54:51Peter Navarro, a key architect of President Trump's trade policy, made up one of the people the adviser repeatedly quotes in his nonfiction books. Na

Movies Cast A Spell In 'Show People' 2019-10-18 16:34:11Author Michael Newton waxes rhapsodic in his new book about a century of acting, with a special fondness for performances about performance; it's tak

'Past Their Prime' At 20? Book Chronicles Attitudes 2019-10-18 13:45:42Known for the punch of her columns, The New York Times' Gail Collins sprinkles conversational, sardonic asides throughout No Stopping Us Now in an ef

'Geography of Risk' Calculates Who Pays When A 2019-10-17 14:27:28Journalist Gilbert Gaul says federal subsidies encourage developers to keep building on the coasts — despite accelerating and increasing risks f

A Daughter Becomes An Accomplice To Her Mother's 2019-10-17 11:32:00As a teen, Adrienne Brodeur helped her mother keep a long-term affair a secret. In her memoir, she writes of realizing that being her mother's confid

Heading Out On The Ice With Adam Rippon 2019-10-17 11:20:35In his new book, the figure skater opens up about his road to the Olympics and beyond.

Lupita Nyong'o On 'Sulwe' 2019-10-17 04:59:00NPR's Noel King speaks with Lupita Nyong'o about her new children's book, Sulwe.

18th Century Butts, Moving Statues And Other 'Metropolitan 2019-10-16 16:56:00Christine Coulson has written her debut novel about the hidden life of the place where she worked for 25 years: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New

In 'Heaven, My Home' Attica Locke Shows A 2019-10-16 13:57:54Locke says her new novel "was about place before it was about a character." The story follows a black ranger who patrols East Texas searching for th

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