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Jessica Simpson Erased John Mayer's Number After He 2020-01-22 15:23:43The singer said she was “was floored and embarrassed" after Mayer's 2010 comments to Playboy: "He made it easy for me to walk away."

This Is The Controversy Behind Oprah's Latest Book 2020-01-21 18:31:13Jeanine Cummins' book has been lauded by Stephen King and Lauren Groff, but also lambasted as "problematic," "harmful" and "brownfacing."

Trump Turns MLK Day Tweet Into Tribute To 2020-01-20 16:03:00The president cared more that Jan. 20 marked the third anniversary of his inauguration than the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

Explosive Book Alleging Underage Sexual Relationship With French 2020-01-12 10:18:06Vanessa Springora's “Consent” is also being hailed by child-protection activists as a possible watershed moment for France.

'Art Of The Deal' Co-Author Spells Out How 2020-01-11 05:27:41Tony Schwartz said it will be dominating the president's “consciousness for the vast majority of every waking day.”

Elizabeth Wurtzel, 'Prozac Nation' Author And Memoirist, Dead 2020-01-07 16:47:12Wurtzel, who had breast cancer, gave new breath to the memoir and was a new voice for those struggling with clinical depression and addiction.

A Broadway Fan's Diva Muses Take Center Stage 2020-01-07 10:21:52John Robert Allman's "A Is for Audra" celebrates Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Barbra Streisand and more.

Bill Konigsberg Aims To Spark Dialogue About Mental 2020-01-02 14:11:30HuffPost has a first look at the cover for "The Bridge," due out in September.

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Sunday Reading: On the Precipice 2020-01-12 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Richard Rhodes, Eric Schlosser, Louis Menand, Robin Wright, Isaac Chotiner, and Dexter Filkins that con

“The Crying Book” Reveals How Tears Can Help 2020-01-08 16:01:55Katy Waldman reviews “The Crying Book,” by the poet Heather Christle, which examines the science, sociology, and history of weeping.

Douglas Stuart Reads “Found Wanting” 2020-01-07 06:00:00On the Writer’s Voice podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author Douglas Stuart, who reads his short story “Found Wanting,” from the

Douglas Stuart on Growing Up Queer Before the 2020-01-06 06:00:00The author Douglas Stuart discusses “Found Wanting,” his story from the January 13, 2020, issue of The New Yorker.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2020-01-06 06:00:00“Zed,” “Return to the Enchanted Island,” “Music: A Subversive History,” and “Supreme Ambition.”

“Found Wanting,” by Douglas Stuart 2020-01-06 06:00:00Fiction by Douglas Stuart: “He reached behind my left ear and caressed my earlobe, as though he were tucking my hair behind it. I was rigid with

Tommy Pico Filibusters Mortality with Poetry 2020-01-06 06:00:00“Feed” is personal history, literary history, American history, and breakup art, Dan Chiasson writes.

Sunday Reading: Writers’ Journals 2020-01-05 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, excerpts from the diaries and journals of the writers Mavis Gallant, Flannery O’Connor, John Cheever, and R

An Instant Classic About Learning Ancient Greek 2020-01-02 06:00:00Mary Norris writes about “La Lingua Geniale,” a book on classical Greek by the Italian journalist Andrea Marcolongo, which was recently tr

Andrea Lee Reads “Barn Burning,” by Haruki Murakami 2020-01-01 06:00:00Andrea Lee joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Barn Burning,” by Haruki Murakami, from a 1992 issue of the magazine.

Jamil Jan Kochai Reads “Playing Metal Gear Solid 2019-12-31 06:00:00On the Writer’s Voice podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author Jamil Jan Kochai, who reads his short story “Playing Metal Gear Solid V:

Jamil Jan Kochai on the Intimate Alienation of 2019-12-30 06:00:00The author Jamil Jan Kochai discusses “Playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,” his story from the January 6, 2020, issue of The New

The New York Review of Books

The Middle East: Trump Blunders In 2020-01-17 08:30:42As the United States under Trump lurches between withdrawal of its troops from Iraq and Syria and sending more, between reasonable restraint in its us

Do the Democrats Have a Foreign Policy? 2020-01-17 04:00:58A paradox of American presidential elections—especially during the primaries—is that unless a war is looming or underway, voters pay littl

Why Macron Refuses to Retire in France’s Pensions 2020-01-17 02:00:47Macron’s overhaul of pensions is a response to what the French conservative right has wanted to accomplish for two decades, without success. De

Love in Plague Time 2020-01-16 09:00:47It is 1348. Berna has stolen a book from her father’s library, and now she is getting the gardener to cut her a rose from the grounds of their m

Australia: The Fires and Our Future 2020-01-16 05:52:17Australia is no stranger to bushfire. In 1994, in Sydney, I lost a house to one, and in 2002, just north of Sydney, I fought off another. But I’

William Barr: The Carl Schmitt of Our Time 2020-01-15 02:00:47For Carl Schmitt, laws and constitutions didn’t arise from moral principles. At their basis, there was always a sovereign authority, a decision-

How China Threatens Human Rights Worldwide 2020-01-14 10:00:08The Chinese government is not the only threat to human rights today, but it stands out for its reach and influence. The cause of human rights today fa

The Center Blows Itself Up: Care and Spite 2020-01-13 10:10:12The simultaneous embrace of markets, and of rules and regulations, represents the soul of what’s sometimes called “centrism.” It&rsq

‘A Doubtful Freedom’ 2020-01-12 17:00:47That the United States has been a “nation” since its founding—struggling through slavery, civil conflict, labor strife, economic dep

‘Three Christs,’ Schizophrenia & Us 2020-01-12 02:00:48Arguably, there is no Other, in all contemporary film and literature, that is as firmly lodged in the category of Outsider as the contemporary schizop

‘That Single Fleeting Moment’: Merce Cunningham in Images 2020-01-11 02:00:32Merce Cunningham: Redux, James Klosty’s exceptional collection of over 270 photographs of Cunningham, as well as of the dancers, composers, and

A Lark in West Indian London 2020-01-10 02:00:06That plot, roughly, involves the “lark” or quixotic idea of buying a home together. Each of the novel’s main characters has encounte