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“Peony,” by C. L. O’Dell 2019-06-17 05:00:00Poetry by C. L. O’Dell: “I am ready for the next / thing.”

Where Are All the Books About Menopause?  2019-06-17 05:00:00For women, aging is framed as a series of losses—of fertility, of sexuality, of beauty. But it can also be a liberation, Sarah Manguso writes.&n

“Because,” by Ellen Bass 2019-06-17 05:00:00Poetry by Ellen Bass: “Because there’d been too many people / and then there was no one.”

Mary Grimm on the Rituals and Stories of 2019-06-17 05:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews Mary Grimm about “Back Then,” her short story from the June 24, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Liu Cixin’s War of the Worlds 2019-06-17 05:00:00A leading sci-fi writer takes stock of China’s global rise, Jiayang Fan writes.

“Back Then,” by Mary Grimm 2019-06-17 05:00:00Fiction by Mary Grimm: “I was thirteen, as I said, and something was going on with me, in my head or outside it.”

My Father’s Things, and My Own 2019-06-16 05:00:00Jane Brox writes on her father’s death, and the significance of the material things we leave behind.

The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship 2019-06-16 05:00:00Daniel A. Gross writes about what happened after he was offered ten thousand dollars as part of a new—and secretive—award for young writer

Sunday Reading: The Electrifying Critical Mind of Pauline 2019-06-16 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Pauline Kael on cinematic masterpieces: Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" and "GoodFellas," Arthur P

The Invention of the “Beach Read” 2019-06-14 11:08:00Katy Waldman reviews “Books for Idle Hours,” a new history by the academic Donna Harrington-Lueker, which unpacks both the constructedness

“The Westing Game,” a Tribute to Labor That 2019-06-13 12:15:43Jia Tolentino writes about the children’s book “The Westing Game,” by Ellen Raskin.

What Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” Tells Us Now 2019-06-13 05:00:00Salman Rushdie on what the books “Slaughterhouse-Five,” by Kurt Vonnegut, “Catch-22,” by Joseph Heller, and others tell us abo

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The 10 best books of June to read 2019-06-14 00:02:06The 10 best books of June to read while you soak up the sun

Wendell Berry takes a stand on stewardship of 2019-06-14 00:02:06Wendell Berry takes a stand on stewardship of the earth

Penguin Classics adds four books by Asian Americans 2019-06-14 00:02:06Penguin Classics adds four books by Asian Americans to the canon

‘Pride and Prejudice,’ eh? What if Jane Austen 2019-06-14 00:02:06‘Pride and Prejudice,’ eh? What if Jane Austen were Muslim Canadian?

It’s information overload with ‘The Ministry of Truth’ 2019-06-14 00:02:06It’s information overload with ‘The Ministry of Truth’

Telling stories that all can enjoy 2019-06-14 00:02:06Children’s books with Muslim characters can help open minds, and provide kids with role models that have stories like theirs.

Fancy a stroll? Great writers extol the pleasures 2019-06-14 00:02:06Classic and contemporary authors wax philosophic on the inspiration they find during a ramble.

Journeys: four audiobooks for summer road trips 2019-06-14 00:02:06Step into one-of-a-kind life journeys in Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ and ‘In the Land of Invisible Women’ by&n

Looking for ‘cozy’ mysteries, without graphic violence? We 2019-06-14 00:02:06 A reader writes: I’m looking for mystery books that do not include graphic violence. I’m a big fan of Louise Penny and Sue Grafton and wo

‘Becoming Dr. Seuss’ opens up the author-illustrator’s world 2019-06-14 00:02:06‘Becoming Dr. Seuss’ opens up the author-illustrator’s world

A restless, kaleidoscopic view of an empire’s legacy 2019-06-14 00:02:06A restless, kaleidoscopic view of an empire’s legacy

‘Jurassic Park’ fans could learn a lot about 2019-06-14 00:02:06‘Jurassic Park’ fans could learn a lot about real dinosaurs in this book

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The Impeachment Question 2019-06-16 05:30:54Should the House Democrats proceed to impeachment despite the seeming impossibility that the Senate would vote—by the constitutionally required

The Art of the Possible at Havana’s Bienal 2019-06-15 03:00:42The Cuban government, which regularly arrests artists and journalists, also expected to welcome a record-breaking 5.1 million tourists this year. Cuba

A Resonant Centenary for Strauss at the Vienna 2019-06-13 09:16:14In Die Frau ohne Schatten, the conductor Thielemann finds a work fundamentally consonant with his conservative values—both in the late Romantic

A Muckraker’s Progress 2019-06-12 11:00:53Seymour Hersh has been the premier American investigative reporter of the last half-century. In the late 1960s his articles helped inspire a partly su

The Neocolonial Arrogance of the Kushner Plan 2019-06-12 03:22:49What Jared Kushner and his colleagues are saying is that the Palestinians have no justified grievances, and no legitimate rights, except the right to

A Terribly Durable Myth 2019-06-11 10:00:22The exhibition “Jews, Money, Myth” at the Jewish Museum in London seeks both to document and to refute the stereotype of the moneyed Jew.

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ and Wall Street’s Debt to 2019-06-11 05:39:11The real moral exemplum about capitalism and the American Dream to be found in the story of Lehman Brothers is not how they lost touch with their merc

Bellingcat and How Open Source Reinvented Investigative Journalism 2019-06-10 03:00:39Open Source Intelligence has enabled many forensic breakthroughs in recent years. Beginning in 2010, the open newsroom tool Storyful became a platform

Africa’s Lost Kingdoms 2019-06-09 07:00:46It may remain a little-known fact, but Africa has never lacked civilizations, nor has it ever been as cut off from world events as it has been routine

‘Souvenirs or Landmarks’: The Photographs of Susan Meiselas 2019-06-08 03:00:24Those of us who have experienced war—survivors, soldiers, reporters, aid workers—are haunted by what we cannot unsee. The images recur in

Fighting for Her Life 2019-06-07 08:30:33Andrea Dworkin did not love pornography. I don’t mean this as comic understatement of her well-publicized, steadfast opposition to it and of her

Sierra Leone, 2000: A Case History in Successful 2019-06-07 02:00:26Sierra Leone was a rare case of the “Blair Doctrine” bearing fruit: an overseas military operation not for strategic or commercial interes


Chanelle Benz On 'The Gone Dead' 2019-06-22 08:05:00Chanelle Benz's new novel is a story that swells with Mississippi swelter, blood oaths, old grudges, conspiracy theories and everlasting mysteries. S

2 Fractured Halves Make A Whole In 'Evvie 2019-06-22 08:05:00The debut novel from NPR's own Linda Holmes follows a suddenly widowed (and not all that grief-stricken) woman and her new lodger — a former ma

Why We're Reading Beowulf In The Bathtub 2019-06-22 07:00:21NPR's new kids' fiction column — by Juanita Giles, founder of the Virginia Children's Book Festival — kicks off with an explanation of

'Damaged' Tales Of Love, In Fiction From 'BoJack' 2019-06-21 16:25:00The writer, better known for his dark animated comedy about a has-been horse, has written a collection of surreal short stories called Someone Who Wil

A Noir Stalwart Builds A New Old World 2019-06-21 07:00:15Richard Kadrey — known for his Sandman Slim series of supernatural noirs — reinvents himself in grand fashion with The Grand Dark, a diese

Will You Love This Book In All Its 2019-06-20 10:00:20This debut story collection from Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of the TV show BoJack Horseman, has some excellent, risk-taking work in it — but

This 'Spectral Hue' Has A Shimmering Life Of 2019-06-20 07:00:12Craig Laurance Gidney's debut adult novel is set in a marshy, mysterious rural town where a community of artists, students and townspeople are united

Robert Menasse Looks At The People Who Make 2019-06-19 16:39:33NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Austrian novelist Robert Menasse about his new book, an absurdist comic tragedy called The Capital, for which he embed

'Reviving Ophelia,' Cultural Touchstone On Teen Girls, Updates 2019-06-19 11:35:00The new edition is in some ways like the retelling of a familiar tale for a new generation; but parts of the discussion that the book first inspired h

Finding Equal Footing On And Off The Soccer 2019-06-19 11:05:35The U.S. Women's National Team's fight for equal pay and treatment is just the latest chapter in a long history of women footballers.

Regular Old Sci-Fi Not Weird Enough For You? 2019-06-19 10:00:22The pseudonymous Reed King's new novel is a loopy, violent, funny Technicolor road trip across a post-apocalyptic America. There are robots, talking

Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. 2019-06-19 08:00:00A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the 68-year-old poet and musician says she bears "the honor on behalf of the people and my ancestors" and aim

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