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How The U.S. Is Killing Off The Death 2021-02-26 05:45:19A new book by Maurice Chammah, "Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty,” examines America's uneasy history of capital

Paul McCartney To Release Memoir In November 2021-02-24 17:25:22The former Beatle's upcoming book, “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present,” will trace his life through 154 songs.

Your Anti-Racism Reading List Isn't Complete Without Fiction 2021-02-23 21:01:07If you really want to be an ally, reading nonfiction about race in America isn't enough. Black fiction should make your list, too.

Hillary Clinton Co-Writing Mystery Novel With Louise Penny 2021-02-23 12:34:55The book, “State of Terror,” concerns a “novice” secretary of state who tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks while worki

Tanya Selvaratnam’s Intimate Partner Violence Story Embodies Me 2021-02-23 05:45:09In her new memoir, “Assume Nothing,” Selvaratnam reflects on her abusive relationship with former New York Attorney General Eric Schneider

Mark Hamill Mocks Anti-Maskers In Dr. Seuss-Like Children's 2021-02-15 13:44:53The “Star Wars” star recently recorded a vocal track for “Will You Wear A Mask? I Ask,” a Dr. Seuss-style book about the need

'To All The Boys: Always And Forever' Can't 2021-02-12 05:45:11Two HuffPost reporters assess whether the final installment of the Netflix rom-com trilogy, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, hits the right not

Can A Novel Capture How Badly The Internet 2021-02-10 05:45:02Two new books, Lauren Oyler's "Fake Accounts" and Patricia Lockwood's "No One Is Talking About This," try make sense of our lives with social me

DOJ Drops Lawsuit Over Embarrassing Tell-All Book About 2021-02-09 08:53:53Author Stephanie Winston Wolkoff hailed her "vindication" after the attempt by the Trump Justice Department "to silence me."

Children's Books That Feature Characters With Disabilities 2021-02-03 20:07:57These kids' books feature main and secondary characters with disabilities that may or may not be central to the plot.

Self-Care Is Hard To Come By As A 2021-02-03 05:45:12A new book shows parents why modeling self-care habits helps raise emotionally resilient kids.


Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2021-03-01 06:00:00“In Memory of Memory,” “American Baby,” “Cathedral,” and “The Weak Spot.”

Kazuo Ishiguro Uses Artificial Intelligence to Reveal the 2021-03-01 06:00:00In his latest novel, the gaze of an inhuman narrator gives us a new perspective on human life, a vision that is at once deeply ordinary and profoundly

Douglas Stuart Reads Kevin Barry 2021-03-01 06:00:00The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Fjord of Killary,” by Kevin Barry, which appeared in a 2010 issue of the magazine.

Jonathan Lethem on Robert Heinlein and Other Influences 2021-03-01 06:00:00The author discusses “The Crooked House,” his story from this week’s issue of the magazine.

When the Barbizon Gave Women Rooms of Their 2021-03-01 06:00:00The story of New York City’s most famous women-only hotel is also a story of class and sexual politics in the twentieth century.

Sunday Reading: Honoring Black History Month 2021-02-28 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive: a selection of writing on race, civil rights, and justice.

A Cocktail Book That Brings Flair to Life 2021-02-27 10:50:28The creative recipes in Shannon Mustipher’s tiki-themed cocktail book provide a much-needed serotonin boost in this extremely indoor winter.

Clubhouse Comes to China, and Anthony Hopkins Discusses 2021-02-26 16:00:00An app cracks a window of free expression, allowing Chinese people to discuss taboo political subjects. Plus, the famed actor on his role in “Th

The Depressive Realism of “The Life of the 2021-02-25 15:48:43Christine Smallwood’s début novel inhabits the abyss between what we think about and what we actually do.

The Marvellous, Forgotten Stories of A. E. Coppard 2021-02-23 13:04:32Full of dark ironies and unintended consequences, the tales often center on the inability of an obtuse male protagonist to see into the heart of the o

Tom Stoppard’s Charmed and Haunted Life 2021-02-22 06:00:00A new biography enables us to see beneath the intellectual dazzle of the playwright’s work.

How Viet Thanh Nguyen Turns Fiction Into Criticism 2021-02-22 06:00:00With “The Committed,” the novelist establishes himself as a conscience of American literature.

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Publisher pulls six Dr. Seuss books over racist 2021-03-02 12:26:31Dr. Seuss Enterprise, which oversees the author and illustrator’s legacy, has announced that it would no longer be selling “And to Think T

‘The Graduate’ director Mike Nichols felt he had 2021-03-01 17:49:30Mark Harris’ biography traces Mike Nichols’ work from comedy improv duo with Elaine May to Broadway plays and big Hollywood films –

Android morality tale ‘Klara and the Sun’ is 2021-03-01 09:06:50Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro explores the effects of technology on humans through the eyes of an ever-sunny, ever-likable cyborg.

The Enlightenment stressed not only reason, but also 2021-02-24 19:20:00Some historians have emphasized the intellectual part of the Enlightenment, while downplaying the other attributes that made it such a fruitful era.

MLK, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin were shaped 2021-02-24 18:48:58“The Three Mothers” asserts the pivotal role these women played in the formation of their sons’ religious, political, and literary a

Q&A with Nicole Perlroth, author of ‘This Is 2021-02-24 18:01:25Cyberattacks are increasingly disruptive to everyday life. New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth explains the future of digital war.

Q&A with John Colapinto, author of ‘This Is 2021-02-19 18:18:23“We are the planet’s most dominant species, and language gave us primacy,” says the author – and that’s just the beginni

A mother searches for the child she gave 2021-02-17 08:46:00Nancy Johnson’s debut novel “The Kindest Lie” is a well-crafted exploration of class, race, and culture; of motherhood; and of famil

Bill Gates is energized by big challenges, especially 2021-02-16 12:33:36In “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates uses plain language to lay out the problem – and the technologies he believes are k

An unlikely romance animates ‘The Girl from the 2021-02-16 12:13:41During World War II, a young Jewish woman escapes Vienna for Britain's Channel Islands. Then the Nazis arrive.

Ethan Hawke’s ‘A Bright Ray of Darkness’ draws 2021-02-16 11:53:33Actor Ethan Hawke brings his own experiences to bear on a novel about a performer facing the challenges of a Broadway play and a failed marriage.

From Bill Gates to MLK’s mother: Dig into 2021-02-16 10:16:35The 10 best books of February include Bill Gates on climate change, and a biography of the mothers of MLK, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin.

The New York Review of Books

The Bloodhound 2021-02-18 09:00:00Nicholson Baker’s latest book, Baseless, is stuffed with examples of just how inventive we humans can get when devising ways to harm one another

When Engineers Were Humanists 2021-02-18 09:00:00Let’s say you’re under siege in your castle, surrounded by an unseen enemy just outside the walls, unable to leave home for weeks or month

Phantasms of the Opera 2021-02-18 09:00:00The movie Gaslight (1944) tells the story of an opera singer, played by Ingrid Bergman, who wonders if she is going insane as the lights in her gaslit

The Truth About Museveni’s Crimes 2021-02-18 09:00:00On January 18, four days after Ugandans went to the polls, Yoweri Museveni, who has been the country’s president since 1986, claimed his sixth e

Escape from Fortress Crete 2021-02-18 09:00:00In one of the most audacious feats of World War II, two British undercover agents and a group of Greek partisans in Nazi-occupied Crete kidnapped Gene

How Did the Colonies Unite? 2021-02-18 09:00:00When, Mary Beth Norton asks, did the American Revolution begin? The question is surprising, largely because the answer seems to have been settled long

What Dignity Demands 2021-02-18 09:00:00Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X met only once, at the US Capitol during the Senate debate over the 1964 Civil Rights Act. That chance encounter w

Tune Out & Lean In 2021-02-18 09:00:00A subplot in Tom Wolfe’s 1998 novel A Man in Full involves a young husband and father named Conrad Hensley, a low-level employee in a wholesale

The Reader of Rocks 2021-02-18 09:00:00In 1815 William Smith published the first detailed geological map of an entire country. Its scope was ambitious, as his long, practical-poetic title s

Spirited Away 2021-02-18 09:00:00“People evangelize because they fear that the belief to which they have committed themselves may not be true.” T.M. Luhrmann has spent man

Characters in Search of a Conflict 2021-02-18 09:00:00“It’s not true at all,” we hear in Luigi Pirandello’s story “Romulus,” “that men come together to offer each

A Vermeer for the IRA 2021-02-18 09:00:00In an e