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The Idealized, Introverted Wives of MacKenzie Bezos’s Fiction 2019-01-23 05:00:00Katy Waldman reviews “The Testing of Luther Albright” and “Traps,” by MacKenzie Bezos, wife of the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

An Overlooked Novelist’s Unfinished Epic About the Lives 2019-01-22 05:00:00Justin Alvarez writes about the late novelist Thomas Glynn’s novel “The Cathedral of Time,” an unfinished work about Clinton Correct

“Cream,” by Haruki Murakami 2019-01-21 05:00:00Fiction by Haruki Murakami: “ ‘There’s nothing worth getting in this world that you can get easily,’ the old man had said

How to Read the Good Books 2019-01-21 05:00:00From the Torah to the Quran, sacred texts can resist and reward modern readers, Adam Gopnik writes.

Haruki Murakami on Asking the Right Questions 2019-01-21 05:00:00Deborah Treisman speaks with Haruki Murakami about “Cream,” his short story from the January 28, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Why Marlon James Decided to Write an African 2019-01-21 05:00:00Jia Tolentino interviews the Booker Prize-winning novelist about fantasy, reality, and a religious crisis that has never ended.

“Sub Rosa Madrigal,” by Lisa Russ Spaar 2019-01-21 05:00:00Poetry by Lisa Russ Spaar: “I know time lives in me / & not the other way around.”

“Supply and Demand,” by Clarence Major 2019-01-21 05:00:00Poetry by Clarence Major: “As a dishwasher / in a restaurant / I lasted only three hours.”

Sunday Reading: Spycraft 2019-01-20 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Jane Mayer, Malcolm Gladwell, John le Carré, Nicholas Lemann, Louis Menand, and Adam Davidson th

Mary Oliver in The New Yorker 2019-01-19 16:30:00Hannah Aizenman reflects on the poetry of Mary Oliver, who died on Thursday, that was published in The New Yorker.

Mary Oliver Helped Us Stay Amazed 2019-01-19 14:31:43Rachel Syme remembers the poet Mary Oliver, whose sensitive, astute compositions about interior revelations made her one of the most beloved poets of

Mary Oliver’s Deep, Direct Love for the World 2019-01-18 13:50:04Stephanie Burt on the poet Mary Oliver, who has died, at eighty-three.

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'Free All Along' Illuminates the civil rights movement 2019-01-09 00:03:00'Free All Along' Illuminates the civil rights movement

Picture books perfect for story time 2019-01-09 00:03:00A 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: 2019-01-09 00:03:00One 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 2019-01-09 00:03:00As 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’ 2019-01-09 00:03:00Distance tells a story in ‘Merrie Albion’

Amid injustice, unforgettable images 2019-01-09 00:03:00Amid injustice, unforgettable images

Elaine Pagels is famous for asking hard questions. 2019-01-09 00:03:00The 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 2019-01-09 00:03:00The 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 2019-01-09 00:03:00Private moments laced with social commentary in 'Lars Tunbjörk'

Ten football books for the season’s home stretch 2019-01-09 00:03:00From 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 2019-01-09 00:03:00Training his lens on social justice

How author Jarrett Krosoczka illustrates gratitude – on 2019-01-09 00:03:00Jarrett 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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‘Reeducating’ Xinjiang’s Muslims 2019-01-17 07:00:27In a courtroom in Zharkent, Kazakhstan, in July 2018, a former kindergarten principal named Sayragul Sauytbay calmly described what Chinese officials

Shooting Down A Legend 2019-01-17 06:30:36To the Editors: Alan Hollinghurst repeats the popular legend that Lord Arran, who sponsored in the British Parliament the law that partially decrimina

Novels as History 2019-01-17 06:30:01To the Editors: Recently, Professor Robert Paxton did me the honor of writing a wide-ranging review of The Order of the Day, ending with a brutal conc

Arguing Affirmative Action 2019-01-17 06:30:00To the Editors: A rule against racial discrimination might prevent such discrimination from recurring, but it will not eradicate and may even perpetua

Welcome to El Paso 2019-01-17 02:00:54The neighborhood at the border crossing in El Paso is called “ Chihuahuita,” Little Chihuahua. I wear an NYPD press credential, which has

Paris Pastoral: A City Recultivated 2019-01-16 02:00:44Located just north of Paris, the administrative department of Seine-Saint-Denis is France’s poorest and most ethnically diverse. Its Brutalist p

Bonfire of the Bathroom Vanities 2019-01-15 10:00:06In Lake Success, his new novel, Gary Shteyngart has shifted to recognizably American soil, specifically the United States that rolls beneath the wheel

Matthew Whitaker: The Ethical Mire of Trump’s Top 2019-01-15 01:00:24When Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker accepted the role of overseeing the Mueller investigation, he failed to disclose to Department of Justic

The Radical Empathy of Amos Oz 2019-01-14 02:00:40Although I had come of age in Habonim, a Jewish youth movement dedicated to the ideals of the kibbutz and steeped in Labor Zionism, I could have decid

‘Roma’: Through Cuarón’s Intimate Lens 2019-01-12 02:00:37Roma is an act of understanding—an investigation by director Alfonso Cuarón of where he came from, and of what and who made him—and

The Tender Nostalgia of ‘Cold War’ 2019-01-11 02:00:31In Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski deploys his artistic echoes skillfully—his allusions are deliberate, simultaneously affectionate and ironic&

The Long War Against a Gay ‘Cure’ 2019-01-10 02:00:51A Harvard-trained astronomer fired from his job in the Army Map Service in 1957 because of his sexual orientation, Frank Kameny was the first person t

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'The Snow Leopard Project' Puts Spotlight On Afghanistan's 2019-01-23 07:01:22For many, Afghanistan does not at first conjure up images of black bears and musk deer. But that's just what Alex Dehgan found when his team went the

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist Russell Baker Dies At 93 2019-01-23 05:19:00Baker made his name as a columnist for The New York Times, where he wrote thousands of columns over more than 30 years. He won one Pulitzer Prize for

Journalist Jason Rezaian Recounts 544 Days In Iranian 2019-01-23 05:04:00In his new book Prisoner, Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post recounts his time in Iran's notorious Evin prison. He talks with NPR's Rachel Martin

Journalist Recounts The Absurdity And Torture Of 544 2019-01-22 16:33:00After being accused of spying, Jason Rezaian was held in Iran's notorious prison for a year and a half. Throughout it all, he never considered giving

'Prisoner' Is An Intimate Portrait Of One Journalist's 2019-01-22 07:01:00Writer Jason Rezaian is unsparingly personal throughout the telling of his arrest, imprisonment and trial, writing of his childhood, family, visits wi

In 'Team Of Vipers,' It's Mr. Sims Who 2019-01-22 05:01:24In the movies, "Mr. Smith" stands by his principles and prevails in the capital. In Cliff Sims's story, told in a new book, the hero descends into

'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps 2019-01-21 18:07:00Ben Philippe's debut novel follows a black French Canadian teenager grappling with his parents' divorce and the upheaval that comes with moving from

"I Reject Walls": A 2019 Poetry Preview 2019-01-21 10:00:00This year, says critic Craig Morgan Teicher, America's poets are stepping up and expressing their faith in the capacity of words to overcome barriers

Once Centers Of Soviet Propaganda, Moscow's Libraries Are 2019-01-21 07:02:15"A library can be a loud place," says a city official in charge of Moscow's 400-plus public libraries, which have begun attracting visitors with co

In 'The Birds, The Bees,' Teens Take On 2019-01-21 07:00:15In Olivia Hinebaugh's new novel, a girl gets fed up with her school's abstinence-only classes and sets herself up as a sex ed expert, handing out co

Carl Reiner, Who Turns 97 Soon, Is Still 2019-01-21 05:07:00A comedian, writer, actor, director and producer, Carl Reiner was part of the golden days of television. But these days, he's producing a lot of book

He Was 460 Pounds. What Confronting His Weight 2019-01-20 18:32:40"Losing weight is figuring out something you can live with," says Tommy Tomlinson, author of the new memoir The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's

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