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How George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” Resonates in the England 2019-11-21 10:00:00Rebecca Mead on reading George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” two hundred years after the author's birth, and its significance in Brexit-era

The Plight of the Urban Planner 2019-11-20 06:00:00Nikil Saval on the evolution of urban planning and how an affordable-housing crisis could lead to a resurgence in the role of city planner, as reporte

The Violent Insights of Bohumil Hrabal 2019-11-19 12:49:28Becca Rothfeld reviews two new translations of work by the Czech author Bohumil Hrabal: “All My Cats,” translated by Paul Wilson, and &ldq

The Legacy of a Radical Black Newspaperman 2019-11-18 05:00:00Casey Cep on William Monroe Trotter, who rejected the view that racial equality could come in stages.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-11-18 05:00:00“Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister,” “The Season,” “The Factory,” and “Atopia.”

“Arizona” 2019-11-18 05:00:00Fiction by John Edgar Wideman: “Our silences really, not our voices, engaged in conversation. Though I hear you singing. Softly. Clearly.”

Sunday Reading: Legendary Hoaxes 2019-11-17 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Patrick Radden Keefe, Mark Singer, St. Clair McKelway, Lauren Collins, Peter Schjeldahl, and Judith Thu

An Overlooked Novel from 1935 by the Godmother 2019-11-13 11:30:00Nora Caplan Bricker writes about Dorothy L. Sayers’s “Gaudy Night,” which was a forerunner of works by Gillian Flynn and Tana French

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Eileen Gray: The modernist designer you’ve never heard 2019-12-09 07:00:04Irish-born and Paris-ensconced, Gray created iconic furnishings and homes that are now sought by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent.

The best fiction books of 2019 end the 2019-12-06 14:18:16Monitor reviewers share the titles that stood out, including two impressive debut novels and stories centered on global themes.

‘My Penguin Year’ tells a compelling tale of 2019-12-03 17:28:47Lindsay McCrae missed the birth of his son to film in Antarctica. It made him appreciate the role that male penguins play in raising the chicks.

The unthinkable sinkable Titanic marked the end of 2019-12-03 16:58:06In “The Ship of Dreams,” Gareth Russell explores the excess and hubris that characterized the Edwardian age through the lives of six passe

‘The Movie Musical!’ dances through the heyday of 2019-12-03 16:20:11Jeanine Basinger‘s sweeping history casts an insightful, and affectionate, eye over decades of films that defined their eras.

The unheralded women of the Disney Studios 2019-11-25 21:51:50In “The Queens of Animation,” Nathalia Holt takes a fascinating look at the women behind Disney classics like “Cinderella” and

A bounty of books to spark adventures for 2019-11-25 06:00:00Friendship, culture, and travel enliven the best picture books of 2019. And tweens will be pulled into our entertaining middle-grade picks.

Scripture as an art form? Q&A with Karen 2019-11-22 12:15:34Former Roman Catholic nun and religion scholar Karen Armstrong discusses the practical side of faith in her latest book, “The Lost Art of Script

National Book Awards 2019 celebrate the vitality of 2019-11-22 10:24:09A diverse group of writers was recognized by the National Book Foundation for shaping the literary landscape over the past year.

The new canon of #MeToo 2019-11-18 15:14:23Several new books seek to define the values of #MeToo. Will they change popular consciousness, or turn suffering into forgettable entertainment?

Four audiobooks to keep you company 2019-11-18 09:25:13Turn up the volume (and the heat) with this month’s selections, including a spine-tingling thriller and a complicated mystery.

10 books to get you feeling grateful for 2019-11-14 15:16:24Winter is a time to look back on the year and prepare for the future. Get in a thoughtful mood with the 10 best books of November 2019.

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The Drums of Cyberwar 2019-12-05 10:30:37In mid-October, a cybersecurity researcher in the Netherlands demonstrated, online, as a warning, the easy availability of the Internet protocol addre

Making Shakespeare Sing 2019-12-04 05:00:39Giuseppe Verdi’s last two operas, the Shakespearean diptych of Otello and Falstaff, together constitute my favorite case study in what happens w

The Gun Violence Epidemic Plaguing Arab-Israeli Society 2019-12-04 04:35:37The problem of gun violence in Israel’s Arab communities has become a national emergency. Even before the recent general election, a poll conduc

The Framers’ Answers to Three Myths About Impeachment 2019-12-03 03:05:13Congress is not a “co-equal” branch of government with the presidency. It is by far the superior branch. James Madison made that clear for

The Lebanese Street Asks: ‘Which Is Stronger, Sect 2019-12-02 02:00:09“Sectarian leaders have been keeping voters captive,” Karim Emile Bitar, a political scientist and professor at Lebanon’s renowned S

No More Nice Dems 2019-12-01 05:00:55The likes of Joe Biden and Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer seem actually averse to defeating Republicans. Unlike their opponents, they don’t appe

The Art of Losing 2019-11-30 05:00:27In 1970 Robert Lowell was a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Elizabeth Hardwick was at home in New York with their thirteen-year-old

A Message from Your Candidate 2019-11-30 02:00:44Friends, what we are proving together in this campaign is that running for president doesn’t need to involve sucking up to deep pockets and taki

Michael Jang’s American Portraits 2019-11-29 02:00:31For most of the twentieth century, the day-to-day lives of Asian Americans were barely depicted in mainstream art and media. While European immigrant

It Was Mary and Paul 2019-11-28 02:00:46To the Editors: In my otherwise enthusiastic review of Christopher de Hamel’s Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, I queried his interpretation

No Second Thoughts 2019-11-28 02:00:37To the Editors: I am very grateful to Nick Laird for his generous review of my anthology, The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem. There is, however, one m

‘This Sense of Somebody-ness’ 2019-11-27 08:00:49We think about race in America in glimpses. Multiple lenses are needed to illuminate the long histories of injustice, oppression, and cruelty in this


Librarian Nancy Pearl Shares Works Of Fiction For 2019-12-11 05:09:00Our go-to librarian says there are plenty of readers who find that "fiction gives you the truth of history and nonfiction gives you the facts." With

Merriam-Webster Singles Out Nonbinary 'They' For Word Of 2019-12-10 16:26:12The dictionary publisher lauded the singular they Tuesday, noting that the tiny word has enjoyed important new uses in an English language that otherw

'Trump And His Generals' Author: The President Is 2019-12-10 13:26:21CNN analyst Peter Bergen reflects on Trump's soured relationships with Generals Mattis, McMaster and Kelly. "He's gotten rid of the most competent

'Switched On Pop': Fluff For The Masses Or 2019-12-10 11:06:30Gonna take my horse to the old town road, gonna... wait, what were we talking about?

For December: 3 Gifts From Romancelandia 2019-12-10 07:00:14It's the holiday season, and what better gift to give yourself — or the romance lover in your life — than our three December romance pick

U.S. Takes Steps To Sideline The World Trade 2019-12-10 05:11:00The Trump administration is taking aim at the World Trade Organization. The president is refusing to approve WTO appellate nominees, hampering its abi

Chanel Miller Wants You To Know Her Name 2019-12-09 10:20:08She was attacked in 2015. She was named Glamour's "woman of the year" in 2016. Now, in 2019, she's telling her story in her own words.

Sprawling 'Revisionaries' Impresses And Exasperates In Equal Measure 2019-12-08 10:00:00A.R. Moxon's surreal, inexplicable novel is a literary puzzle box that takes place across at least four levels of reality, in at least five typefaces

In 'Parker Looks Up,' A 2-Year-Old Shares A 2019-12-08 07:59:00In 2018, a photo of Parker Curry looking at a portrait of Michelle Obama went viral. Within a week, she got to meet the first lady. Parker tells the s

'Blitzed' Will Leave You Feeling Warm And Tipsy 2019-12-08 07:00:07The third book in Alexa Martin's Playbook series of football romances picks up with Brynn, owner of the bar where all the characters gather — a

'Reverie' Dreams Outside The Box 2019-12-07 10:00:30Ryan LaSala's new novel imagines a world where people get swept up in dangerous, all-encompassing dreams — and only a damaged, anmesiac kid and

Clarity Isn't The Point In Confusing, Absorbing 'Dead 2019-12-07 07:00:30Jeff Vandermeer's new novel, set on a far-future, post-apocalyptic earth, follows a trio of only vaguely human astronauts through a shifting, allegor

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