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#MeToo, 2021 2021-04-29 16:56:53What the case of Blake Bailey tells us about the state of the crusade against sexual misconduct.

The Lost Legacy of the Girl Stunt Reporter 2021-04-29 06:00:00At the end of the nineteenth century, a wave of women rethought what journalism could say, sound like, and do. Why were they forgotten?

What We Can and Can’t Learn from a 2021-04-28 06:00:00Sarah Ruden aims to return familiar texts to the fresh clay from which they were made.

“What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?” 2021-04-27 11:00:00“He got out of the car, closing his door quietly, and crept through the woods toward the brick house.”

Lauren Groff on Violence and Masculinity 2021-04-27 11:00:00The author discusses her novella “What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?”

Sunday Reading: The 2021 Oscars 2021-04-25 06:00:00From the magazine’s archive: a selection of pieces on this year’s nominees.

The History of New York, Told Through Its 2021-04-24 06:00:00In 1948, the landfill at Fresh Kills was marketed to Staten Island as a stopgap measure. No one guessed that it would remain open for more than half a

Blake Bailey, Philip Roth, and the Biography That 2021-04-23 14:33:53The author of one of the year’s biggest books has been accused of sexual assault. Strangely, it was precisely his subject that exposed him to sc

Nathalie Léger’s Hall of Mirrors 2021-04-22 12:48:16In three slim, singular books, the author asks what a woman recognizes when she sees herself in another woman.

The Reorientations of Edward Said 2021-04-19 06:00:00Steeped in Western culture, the great critic of Western narratives came to his post-colonialist convictions gradually but with growing intensity.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2021-04-19 06:00:00“Second Nature,” “Finding the Raga,” “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev,” and “The Elephant of Belfast.&rd

What Do We Want in a First Lady? 2021-04-19 06:00:00Lady Bird Johnson and Nancy Reagan grappled with the contradictions of a role that is at once public and private, superficial and serious.

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Ending the Kennedy Romance 2021-05-06 09:00:00Why, nearly six decades after his murder, do Americans still care so much about and, for the most part, continue to think so highly of John Fitzgerald

Russian Metamorphoses 2021-05-06 09:00:00Teffi was so adored in prerevolutionary Russia that a chocolate candy was named after her, with her pretty face on its brightly colored wrapper. She w

Santiago de Compostela 2021-05-06 09:00:00Light drizzle as if the Atlanticwere examining its conscienceNovember no longer pretendsRain dowsed its bonfires and sparksSantiago is Spain’s s

The Rules of the Confidence Game 2021-05-06 09:00:00In the early thirteenth century a column of light blazed from the top of a shaykh’s head when he walked home at night. It lit up his surrounding

A Blues Surrealist 2021-05-06 09:00:00“I like to make things,” the saxophonist and composer Julius Hemphill told an interviewer from the Smithsonian in 1994, a year before his

It 2021-05-06 09:00:00The sky grayed and it was possible to name objects. They didn’t yet call out to me. This happened only when the sun touched their skins. Then th

Safe Passage 2021-05-06 09:00:00To the Editors: Readers of Leo Rubinfien’s recent essay on Japanese photobooks [“‘My Eyes Are Infamously Greedy,’” NYR,

A Snob’s Progress 2021-05-06 09:00:00“I am very fond of Chips,” the London society hostess Maud Cunard declared in 1926, “and so is everyone else.” “I seem,&

Lovesick for a God 2021-05-06 09:00:00Śathakopan of Kurukur likely lived in the ninth century of the Common Era. He certainly spent nearly all of his life in the far southern reaches

‘Lost, at Sea, at Odds’ 2021-05-06 09:00:00Another language, another soul. In her first book written in Italian, In altre parole (In Other Words, translated by Ann Goldstein), Jhumpa Lahiri exp

Philosophy for Art’s Sake 2021-05-06 09:00:00To the Editors: I am grateful to John Gray for recognizing the inordinate ambition of my book Witcraft: nothing less than to overthrow the joyless heg

The Wrong Culprit 2021-05-06 09:00:00To the Editors: In her lively, wide-ranging, and learned review of Vaughn Scribner’s Merpeople: A Human History [NYR, March 25], Marina Warner s


Alison Bechdel Takes On Exercise Trends In 'The 2021-05-05 13:24:45Bechdel's new graphic memoir is about her lifelong obsession with exercise. She says she has a "predisposition of being extremely self-conscious and

A Daughter Rediscovers Her Deceased Father's Life In 2021-05-05 05:00:27Lilly Dancyger's memories, coupled with her father's art and conversations with his friends, create a map she uses to navigate her past, her childho

Trees Talk To Each Other. 'Mother Tree' Ecologist 2021-05-04 14:39:00Ecologist Suzanne Simard says trees are "social creatures" that communicate with each other in remarkable ways — including warning each other

3 Romance Novels Written By Stacey Abrams Will 2021-05-04 11:25:00The novels, published under the nom de plume Selena Montgomery, have been out of print for years. They form a trilogy, each starring Black lead charac

Elizabeth Warren Stitches The Stories She Says 'Help 2021-05-04 05:06:00Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn't looking to be president. She's looking for change, she tells NPR, which happens when we talk about our stories

'The Parted Earth' Traces The Impact Of India's 2021-05-04 05:06:00Partition split India and Pakistan in 1947 and affected millions of lives across decades. Journalist Anjali Enjeti's new novel explores the way peopl

Former 'Pregnant Girl' Builds Support To Help Other 2021-05-03 12:59:00Nicole Lynn Lewis felt overwhelmed and isolated as a young single mom in college. Now she runs a nonprofit designed to help teen parents get the finan

Michael Lewis' 'The Premonition' Is A Sweeping Indictment 2021-05-03 05:10:00In a new book, author Michael Lewis writes about public health officers who tried to get others to look at the data on COVID-19 and act to make sure t

Alison Bechdel Discusses A Lifelong Affair With Exercise 2021-05-02 08:00:00NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Alison Bechdel about her new graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength.

Comics Hero Barry Windsor-Smith Is Back, And He's 2021-05-02 07:00:23Windsor-Smith is known for his work on Conan the Barbarian and lots of X-Men titles. Now, he's back with a passion project about a man subjected to g

Sharon Stone On New Memoir 'The Beauty Of 2021-05-01 17:13:00Sharon Stone is a survivor — of a stroke, and some of the worst Hollywood has to offer. She writes about her life in a funny, tender, sometimes

Elizabeth Warren's 'Persist' Is Generous To Her '20 2021-05-01 13:03:00Warren fans looking for score-settling won't find it here — her book is not a juicy tell-all. Instead, it reads like a that of a future campaig

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