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Ben Lerner on Adolescence and His Forthcoming Novel 2019-05-20 05:00:00Cressida Leyshon interviews Ben Lerner about “Ross Perot and China,” his short story from the May 27, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

“Ross Perot and China,” by Ben Lerner 2019-05-20 05:00:00Fiction by Ben Lerner: “When he turned to see what effect his speech had had, she was gone, jeans and sweater in a little pile with the pi

“Business,” by Gregory Fraser 2019-05-20 05:00:00Poetry by Gregory Fraser: “The world / is my business, and the world is none of my business.”

“High Force,” by Frances Leviston 2019-05-20 05:00:00Poetry by Frances Leviston: “This was / infinity’s house, house of perpetual motion.”

Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston 2019-05-20 05:00:00Personal History by Jia Tolentino: Christianity formed my deepest instincts, and I have been walking away from it for half my life.

Sunday Reading: The Power of Political Satire 2019-05-19 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Ian Parker, Eric Schlosser, Emily Nussbaum, Adrian Chen, Louis Menand, and Tad Friend, on notable polit

Sudan’s Uprising, Bashir’s Fall, and My Father’s Passing 2019-05-16 12:55:52Isma’il Kushkush writes about the Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir; Sudan’s changes over the years; the Sudanese people’s shifting

Camille Bordas Reads “The Presentation on Egypt” 2019-05-14 00:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author Camille Bordas, who reads her short story “The Presentation on Egypt,” from the May 20, 2019, issue of T

Virginia Reeves’s New Novel Explores What It Feels 2019-05-13 16:05:21Katy Waldman reviews Virginia Reeves’s new novel, “The Behavior of Love.”

Camille Bordas on Family Secrets 2019-05-13 05:00:00Willing Davidson interviews Camille Bordas about “The Presentation on Egypt,” her short story from the May 20, 2019, issue of The New York

A Début Novel Remixes the Trope of the 2019-05-13 05:00:00Laura Miller reviews Julia Phillips’s “Disappearing Earth,” in which a chorus of characters offer clashing perspectives on a local a

“The Presentation on Egypt,” by Camille Bordas 2019-05-13 05:00:00Fiction by Camille Bordas: “The word ‘relax’ made Danielle tense. Lately, everybody seemed to want her to make it a part of her

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‘Working’ is the quintessential biographer's instruction manual 2019-05-11 10:06:48‘Working’ is the quintessential biographer's instruction manual

Author Dani Shapiro grapples with a world remade 2019-05-11 10:06:48Author Dani Shapiro grapples with a world remade by a DNA test in 'Inheritance'

In ‘Our Man,’ a beautifully written tale of 2019-05-11 10:06:48Richard Holbrooke’s “almost great” diplomatic career provides a metaphor for U.S. foreign policy and the end of American interventio

Narrative history recommendations from our reviewer 2019-05-11 10:06:48A reader looks for books that are similar to ‘The Story of Britain.’ Among others, we recommend ‘A Brief History of France&rsqu

What's George Washington's legacy? A military historian answers. 2019-05-11 10:06:48Robert O’Connell, author of ‘Revolutionary: George Washington at War,’ explains how the first American president left such a strong

‘K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches’ 2019-05-11 10:06:48‘K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches’ is 100% in the zone

‘Save Me the Plums’ is a tantalizing insider 2019-05-11 10:06:48‘Save Me the Plums’ is a tantalizing insider memoir

Her mother successfully ran numbers in 1970s Detroit 2019-05-11 10:06:48Her mother successfully ran numbers in 1970s Detroit

In search of mysteries set in Egypt or 2019-05-11 10:06:48A reader looks for book recommendations that explore life in Egypt or Iran. Our suggestions include 'The Makana Investigation' series.

April’s 10 best books to bring on Spring 2019-05-11 10:06:48We recommend an excellent history of the Apollo 11 mission, Alexander McCall Smith’s foray into the Scandinavian crime novel genre, and other ge

Military wives fought to bring their husbands home 2019-05-11 10:06:48'The League of Wives' traces the challenges they faced, including stonewalling by Congress and dismissal by Pentagon brass.

‘Shakespeare’s Library’ imagines the Bard’s bookshelves 2019-05-11 10:06:48‘Shakespeare’s Library’ imagines the Bard’s bookshelves

The New York Review of Books

‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now New! 2019-05-20 09:45:01The Orientalism of today, both in its sensibility and in its manner of production, is not quite the same as the Orientalism Edward Said discussed fort

Democracy and Its Discontents 2019-05-19 08:00:50For the American right, Donald Trump’s inauguration as the forty-fifth president of the United States was a moment of political rebirth. Element

‘Dismembered, Relocated, Rearranged’ 2019-05-19 07:30:27How can the contemporary novel speak the unspeakable? It’s an old question, a tired one perhaps, now that “the unspeakable” has come

‘Boys Do It Better’: The Paintings of Louis Fratino 2019-05-18 03:00:48The twenty-five paintings in “Come Softly to Me”—Fratino’s first solo show, at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.—range from gem-

‘Les Temps Modernes’: End of an Epoch 2019-05-17 06:11:27Few publications remained as true to their initial goals as Les Temps Modernes, and few demonstrated the rigor and openness and bravery it did in fulf

The Fog of Ambition 2019-05-16 11:00:10“Almost great” is George Packer’s measured judgment on the life and character of the American diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who was tr

Truth, Beauty, and Oliver Sacks 2019-05-16 09:30:48Oliver Sacks found it impossible to work in the abstract; only when he went to work in a hospital as a neurologist, interacting with patients, did he

Whose Raj? 2019-05-16 07:30:50To the Editors: Max Hastings’s “Staying On” is an essay blighted by prejudice and redolent of the stuffiest traditions of British se

Shelley’s Anti-Boney Fides 2019-05-16 07:30:31To the Editors: In his excellent piece on Napoleon, Ferdinand Mount asks why “half the intelligentsia of Europe,” including Percy Bysshe S

Watt Nonsense 2019-05-16 07:30:27To the Editors: Not to niggle, but Bill McKibben cites one of the mistakes in history that becomes history itself, by repetition: “Vaclav Smil h

Voltaire’s Tears 2019-05-16 07:30:27To the Editors: Readers of Anthony Appiah’s instructive, finely reasoned essay “Dialectics of Enlightenment” would have had a more b

The Pirates of Palestine? 2019-05-16 07:30:24To the Editors: G.W. Bowersock states that “an old though widespread idea that sea peoples invaded the coast [of Palestine] from the west no lon

Books

An Author Goes 'Spying On The South' 160 New! 2019-05-20 14:51:54Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tony Horwitz retraces the path of the famed Central Park architect — and discovers a deep cultural divide along

'Filth Elder' John Waters Says There Are Still New! 2019-05-20 13:13:15The cult filmmaker, 73, has plenty of ideas about what older people should and shouldn't do. "You can't be trying too hard to rebel [when] you're

The Lavish Roman Banquet: A Calculated Display Of 2019-05-20 07:01:21A new book profiles 10 prominent emperors who helped shape the destiny of Rome. Part of their legacy includes wild stories of hedonistic banquets, whe

Love Goes Global In These 3 May Romances 2019-05-20 07:00:21This month, we're bringing you stories from around the world, featuring royals and regular boys and girls who risk it all for their happy ever after

In 'Ladysitting,' Lorene Cary Chronicles The End Of 2019-05-19 17:35:00Lorene Cary's new memoir explores the ups and downs of caretaking for an elderly family member. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Cary about Ladysitti

'There's Something About Sweetie' — Something Irrepressibly Joyous 2019-05-19 10:00:19Sandhya Menon's followup to her hit young adult novel When Dimple Met Rishi follows a young woman with a big voice, a big personality — and to

Grappling With Identity In 'Fieldnotes On Ordinary Love' 2019-05-19 08:25:00NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with poet and video game designer Keith S. Wilson about his new collection of poetry, Fieldnotes On Ordinary Love, wh

Buckle Up For This 'Million Mile Road Trip' 2019-05-19 07:00:23We're trying not to make the "long, strange trip" joke about Rudy Rucker's new novel, but it's about three teens in a beat-up purple wagon with a

From The Gridiron To Multigrid Algorithms In 'Mind 2019-05-18 17:28:00MIT mathematician and former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has a new memoir out about how he combined his two very different talents

Language Has Magic In 'The Candle And The 2019-05-18 10:00:21Nafiza Azad creates a fantastical yet believable Silk Road city in her new young adult novel, building a world of humans and djinns, spices and sounds

Short Stories In 'Orange World' 2019-05-18 08:12:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Russell about her new, otherworldly, collection of short stories, Orange World

The Chateau Marmont's Place In Hollywood History 2019-05-18 08:12:00NPR's Scott Simon discusses the glamorous LA hotel Chateau Marmont with Shawn Levy, author of The Castle on Sunset.


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