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Two books that will make you see cities 2019-08-06 12:07:50Two books that will make you see cities in a whole new light

Kate Atkinson on writing: A good day is 2019-08-06 12:07:50Kate Atkinson’s new mystery is “Big Sky,” the fifth featuring Jackson Brodie. She talks about WWII, her life before she was a writer

President Franklin Roosevelt’s final task: ending World War 2019-08-06 12:07:50President Franklin Roosevelt’s final task: ending World War II

Henry Ford and Thomas Edison steered Americans toward 2019-08-06 12:07:50Henry Ford and Thomas Edison steered Americans toward a love of road trips

A girl and boy meet at a bookstore 2019-08-06 12:07:50A girl and boy meet at a bookstore in Iran. Sixty years go by.

A naturalist figured out climate change in 1799. 2019-08-06 12:07:50Andrea Wulf and Lillian Melcher’s “The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt” follows a prescient naturalist’s voyages in South

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ memoir serves 2019-08-06 12:07:50Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ memoir serves up calm wisdom

‘The Nickel Boys’ reckons with a legacy of 2019-08-06 12:07:50‘The Nickel Boys’ reckons with a legacy of racism and abuse

This July, sip some lemonade and read the 2019-08-06 12:07:50A bumper crop of titles includes Colson Whitehead’s wrenching new novel along with a reexamination of Rudyard Kipling, author of “The Jung

Rudyard Kipling loved Vermont. Then he had to 2019-08-06 12:07:50Rudyard Kipling loved Vermont. Then he had to leave it.

Gain a bird’s-eye view of America with these 2019-08-06 12:07:50Audiobook selections for July cover a swath of the American landscape, from a western river to Louisiana’s gumbo belt. Relax and take it al

The Apollo 11 moon landing and the men 2019-08-06 12:07:50The Apollo 11 moon landing and the men who made it happen

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America Is Not Rome. It Just Thinks It 2019-08-06 03:00:12Back in the dying days of the Roman Republic, it had pleased the conservative senators who defined themselves as “optimates,” the best, to

The Utopian Promise of Adorno’s ‘Open Thinking,’ Fifty 2019-08-05 03:00:44The culture industry of the late-capitalist era has metastasized to such a degree that even resistance is easily co-opted by the market and what passe

Burning Down the House 2019-08-04 05:00:37I’m not the only writer to wonder whether books are still an appropriate medium to convey the frightening speed of environmental upheaval. But t

Casablanca’s Gift to Marrakech and the Birth of 2019-08-03 03:00:57Fifty years ago, in the Atlas mountain city of Marrakech, a group of leading Moroccan artists hung their dazzlingly experimental abstract paintings in

How Rodin Kept His Feet on the Ground 2019-08-02 03:00:29The Thinker is not my favorite Rodin sculpture. But then something brought me closer to The Thinker. In a glass case at the Musée Rodin, displa

On the Beat with Harper Lee 2019-08-01 09:30:43How do you write the history of a book that was never written, by an author who, if not exactly a recluse, was more determined than most not to public

My Travels with Oliver Sacks 2019-08-01 03:00:06We were close for a long time. I was his photographer, colleague, friend, subject, and occasional collaborator. He used to say that he wanted to take

The Dying Art of Instruction in the Digital 2019-07-31 03:00:49This year will be my last year teaching at the university; I’ve decided to throw in the towel three years before retirement age. There are a num

An Iranian Dissident’s Tale 2019-07-30 03:00:14Kian Tajbakhsh wanted to own his punishment—to see himself as part of a struggle, alongside millions of other Iranians, that may have been fruit

Real Americans 2019-07-29 05:00:52The cornerstone assertion of the Declaration of Independence is that government exists in order to secure the equal, inalienable rights of persons. Th

Absent Opposition, Modi Makes India His Hindu Nation 2019-07-29 03:00:55The rot may have set in decades ago, but it has taken Modi only five years to dismantle the idea of India as democratic and secular. The opposition mo

The V&A Makes a Meal of It 2019-07-28 03:00:00The V&A could usefully have taken a leaf out of its own history. In the catalog foreword by the museum’s director, the historian and former


Burned Out By Dating Apps? 'The Right Swipe' 2019-08-05 10:00:20Alisha Rai's new romance is a testament to the difficulty of modern dating, as the CEO of a successful dating app realizes she's been ghosted by the

'Gods Of The Upper Air' Traces The Birth 2019-08-05 07:44:00Charles King tells the story of Franz Boas' powerful challenge to racial science — and of how others like Margaret Mead and Zora Neale Hurston

Smart And Snarky, 'The Westing Game' Provides Lasting 2019-08-05 07:00:20As part of our summer-long celebration of funny books, we've asked our writers to talk about things that made them laugh, like Ellen Raskin's witty

Tweet Little Lies: Embracing False Selves In The 2019-08-05 05:01:00NPR's Rachel Martin talks to New Yorker Staff Writer Jia Tolentino about "Trick Mirror: Reflections On Self-Delusion," her new book of essays about

A History Of The Mosquito, 'Our Deadliest Predator' 2019-08-04 08:38:00It's been called one of humans' deadliest predators. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to author Timothy C. Winegard about his new book about the mo

Self/Made Makes Questioning Reality a Fun Way To 2019-08-04 07:00:18In Matt Groom's trippy comic, a warrior in a fantasy kingdom discovers she's not a real person — instead, she's an NPC, a non-player characte

How One Anthropologist Reshaped How Social Scientists Think 2019-08-03 17:15:00In the 1900's, Franz Boas revolutionized anthropology by breaking out of racist conventional wisdom. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Charles King abo

Growing Up In Appalachia Is 'The Great Riddle 2019-08-03 07:57:00A 14-year-old loner named Cindy finds her own maternal figure in Sarah Elaine Smith's first novel, set in the part of rural Pennsylvania where the au

The Try Guys Try Interviewing Laura Hillenbrand 2019-08-03 07:57:00The Try Guys are four YouTube stars who'll try almost anything, including Scott Simon's job. Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld and Eugen

Disaster Is On The Horizon In Blood-Soaked 'Dark 2019-08-03 07:00:17The latest installment in Pierce Brown's epic Roman-in-space saga Red Rising finds our hero overthrown and banished from the Republic he founded, and

'Strange Harvests' Turns Nature's Fairy Tales Inside Out 2019-08-02 11:50:00Edward Posnett's book is more than an impressive add to the modern travelogue: it refuses to accept the landscape at face value as it paints remote t

With These Comics, Learn How to Laugh Like 2019-08-02 10:00:16As part of our summerlong tribute to funny books, we take a look back at the ennui-drenched anti-humor of some of the 1990s, when absurdity and surrea

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