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In Laura Sims’s “Looker,” a Sad Voyeur Mistakes 2019-01-16 12:00:00Katy Waldman reviews the poet Laura Sims’s novel “Looker,” which is centered on a female voyeur, a figure who inspires pity and fear

The Two Faces of Suicide 2019-01-16 11:10:20Barrett Swanson writes on “Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves,” a new book by the research psychologist Jesse Bering, and the biological and

Sally Wen Mao Writes Visionary Poems for a 2019-01-14 05:00:00Dan Chiasson reviews “Oculus,” which explores what it means to see and be seen in a digital age, when everyone’s watching.

How the Idea of Hell Has Shaped the 2019-01-14 05:00:00For centuries, we’ve given lavish attention to the specifics of punishment, and left Heaven woefully under-sketched, Vinson Cunningham writes.

“Cliffhanging,” by Vijay Seshadri 2019-01-14 05:00:00Poetry by Vijay Seshadri: “You said before you died that this would happen. / Thanks for the warning.”

“Do Not Stop,” by Salvatore Scibona 2019-01-14 05:00:00Fiction by Salvatore Scibona: “He heard a whistle and saw his truck blow up and he figured he would be here at Khe Sanh awhile longer.&rdqu

A Book That Captures the Singular Life of 2019-01-14 05:00:00Jon Lee Anderson reviews Lindsey Hilsum’s biography “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.”

The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels 2019-01-14 05:00:00Panel by panel, a Chicago cartoonist has been chronicling some of the darkest aspects of modern life, D. T. Max writes.

Salvatore Scibona on the Difference Between Fiction and 2019-01-14 05:00:00Willing Davidson speaks to Salvatore Scibona about “Do Not Stop,” his short story from the January 14, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

“I give in to an old desire,” by 2019-01-14 05:00:00Poetry by Toi Derricotte: “I lost so much / of the world’s beauty.”

Sunday Reading: The Journey 2019-01-13 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Jake Halpern, Nicholas Schmidle, Lauren Collins, Alexis Okeowo, Ben Taub, and Sarah Stillman about the

Why Philly Loves the Eagles’ Big Nick Foles, 2019-01-11 15:00:00John Seabrook on Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, who has led the team to a Super Bowl win in 2018.

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'Free All Along' Illuminates the civil rights movement 2019-01-10 06:31:46'Free All Along' Illuminates the civil rights movement

Picture books perfect for story time 2019-01-10 06:31:46A collection of recent releases celebrates the joy of connecting with a grandparent, remembering the Moon landing, and slowing down to appreciate life

2018 resolution to worry less about lost books: 2019-01-10 06:31:46One writer learned that letting books go – even for a bibliophile who counts them as a treasured possession – can be liberating.

The best part of Christmas? Reading 2019-01-10 06:31:46As part of the anthology 'On Christmas,' writer Sue Townsend remembers how the Christmases of her childhood included plenty of books.

Distance tells a story in ‘Merrie Albion’ 2019-01-10 06:31:46Distance tells a story in ‘Merrie Albion’

Amid injustice, unforgettable images 2019-01-10 06:31:46Amid injustice, unforgettable images

Elaine Pagels is famous for asking hard questions. 2019-01-10 06:31:46The scholar’s professional life has been about challenging orthodox ways of thinking about Christianity. In her new book, she shows the personal

Witty banter optional: The no-pressure, no-homework book club 2019-01-10 06:31:46The solitary act of reading becomes more social – and maybe a little more competitive – at a typical book club. Here’s a middle-grou

Private moments laced with social commentary in 'Lars 2019-01-10 06:31:46Private moments laced with social commentary in 'Lars Tunbjörk'

Ten football books for the season’s home stretch 2019-01-10 06:31:46From a 50th anniversary retrospective of Joe Namath’s Super Bowl Jets to a multigenerational look at one family’s experiences in the Ivy L

Training his lens on social justice 2019-01-10 06:31:46Training his lens on social justice

How author Jarrett Krosoczka illustrates gratitude – on 2019-01-10 06:31:46Jarrett Krosoczka’s recent memoir is about growing up with a parent struggling with addiction. But its messages for young people focus on resili

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The Many Lives of Liberalism 2019-01-09 10:30:07While the collapse of communism did not bring history to an end, it did, briefly, seem to establish a worldwide consensus of sorts. Had one particular

How Slovakians Beat the Oligarchs 2019-01-09 02:00:04Instead of joining Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic in sliding toward authoritarianism, hundreds of thousands of Slovaks have rallied around th

Israel and Academic Freedom: An Exchange 2019-01-08 02:00:13Kenneth Waltzer and Mark G. Yudolf: The most ludicrous claim by Franke is that anti-Israel advocates on campuses are being disrupted and “purged

A Stay at Kings County 2019-01-07 02:00:40The psychiatry department of Kings County Hospital in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, serves one of the poorest, most at-risk, and most diverse populations i

The Ministry of Mr. Rogers 2019-01-06 06:00:01Fifty years after the first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired, we are still modulating through versions of Fred Rogers.

The Limited Virtues of ‘Vice’ 2019-01-05 04:03:22The impersonations in Vice are often inspired, and they could have supported major performances if the script had included dialogue of any substance.

Exporting the Technology of Occupation 2019-01-04 02:55:15Over more than half a century of occupation, Israel has mastered the arts of monitoring and surveilling millions of Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaz

James Baldwin’s Harlem Through a Child’s Eyes 2019-01-03 06:09:37James Baldwin's Little Man, Little Man defies conventional expectations for both children’s and adult’s literature, functioning, ultimate

Between Two Empires 2019-01-02 10:00:36Over the past two decades, Helen Evans, as curator of Byzantine art, has organized a series of stunning exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

‘Has Any One of Us Wept?’ 2019-01-02 07:00:36Living near the border means becoming conditioned to a degree of militarization and surveillance that would cause great alarm in any other part of the

Return of the Neocons 2019-01-02 02:00:45Positioning the United States behind the rest, Trump portrayed America as a humiliated, subjugated dupe—and gave a new, more dynamic rationale t

A Kind of Forgiveness 2018-12-31 02:00:58For much of my life, I was against forgiveness, particularly for men. I held to my anger, proudly. Refusing to forgive the men in my life was a way of


Feel The Fear — And Read It Anyway: 2019-01-16 16:17:00Marianne Power decided to read one self-help book a month, for a year — and follow the advice in each, to the letter. She says it became a much

'Joy Enough' Recalls A Daughter's All-Encompassing Love For 2019-01-16 10:51:00Sarah McColl unstintingly puts her heart on the page as she reflects on caring for her dying mother, with whom she is unimaginably close, as her marri

'Fence' Shows That In Sports, Sometimes It's Not 2019-01-16 07:00:28C.S. Pacat's comic about rivalries and relationships in the overheated world of elite high school fencers stars a brash outsider up against a sleek y

Building Walls Are Not A Solution To A 2019-01-16 05:04:00NPR's Noel King talks to Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, about the political and cultural effects of installing ba

Episode #1903 2019-01-15 13:54:52Immortal Technique, Taina and Reyna Grande's New Memoir

'Ghost Wall' Is An Eerie Coming-Of-Age Tale That 2019-01-15 13:18:00Sarah Moss' beautifully written novel is set in the 1970s in the rugged countryside of the far north of England, where a group of campers are reenact

'Inheritance' Investigates A Family Secret, With Self-Discovery At 2019-01-15 07:01:00Dani Shapiro, at age 54, is shocked to learn that the man she thought was her biological father wasn't a blood relative. Her memoir, a quest for the

'Muhammad: Forty Introductions' Isn't Setting Out To Satisfy 2019-01-15 05:01:22Michael Muhammad Knight's new book on the religious figure is designed to seduce, educate, and irritate its audience into curiosity about Islam and M

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 2019-01-14 13:07:00Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Bec

After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of