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What We Want from Richard Wright 2021-05-12 09:22:01A newly restored novel tests an old dynamic between readers and the author of “Native Son.”

Asia’s Anti-Colonialist Journey 2021-05-10 06:00:00After the Russian Revolution, a host of activists saw Communism as the way to end European imperialism. Their diverse fates provide an unexp

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2021-05-10 06:00:00“The Souvenir Museum,” “The Vietri Project,” “Atlas of AI,” and “Beloved Beasts.”

We’ve Had Great Success Extending Life. What About 2021-05-10 06:00:00Now that human beings are surviving longer than ever before, many have another goal: a good death.

J. M. Holmes on Black Manhood in America 2021-05-10 06:00:00The author discusses “Children of the Good Book,” his story from the latest issue of the magazine.

Sunday Reading: Celebrating Mother’s Day 2021-05-09 06:00:00From the magazine’s archive: stories about mothers, motherhood, and the rich relationships between mothers and children.

Andrew McCarthy Revisits the Brat Pack 2021-05-09 06:00:00In a new memoir, the actor reflects on being typecast in his twenties, his struggles with addiction, and learning to like John Hughes movies.

The Second Life of Yi Lei’s Poetry 2021-05-05 06:00:00An encounter with Tracy K. Smith eased the late Chinese poet’s emergence into the Anglophone world.

“To Claim What Has Tried to Claim Me”: 2021-05-05 06:00:00In a special episode of the Poetry Podcast, Kimiko Hahn, Monica Youn, Paul Tran, and Megan Fernandes join Kevin Young to read their work and to discus

The Allegations Against Blake Bailey and the Shock 2021-05-04 15:46:37As a teacher, Bailey was a type, a stock character, the sort whose behavior is often trailed by public silence.

Thomas McGuane on Writing from Dreams 2021-05-03 06:00:00The author discusses “Balloons,” his story from the latest issue of the magazine.

What We Find When We Get Lost in 2021-05-03 06:00:00There are six Marcel Prousts. Is there one key to them all?

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What do plants and people have in common? 2021-05-07 19:38:10“Finding the Mother Tree” and “Lessons From Plants” explore how trees and plants communicate and form interdependent communiti

More quality time spent in the kitchen? Yes, 2021-05-07 17:46:29Nigella Lawson’s “Cook, Eat, Repeat” and Roxana Jullapat’s “Mother Grains” offer practical ideas and inspiration f

‘A migrant in my own life’: A playwright 2021-04-30 10:33:44In “My Broken Language,” Tony award-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes explores Latino identity in a raw, honest, and loving m

Q&A with Dorothy Wickenden, author of ‘The Agitators’ 2021-04-29 09:31:53Three women who became friends – Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Coffin Wright – agitated to end slavery and to bring women&rsq

Surreal adventures abound in transporting novel ‘Peaces’ 2021-04-28 17:38:00Onboard a mysterious sleeper train with no destination, a young couple discovers it can be hard to separate the surreal from the real.

‘The Daughters of Kobani’: A chronicle of the 2021-04-28 13:41:13The author of “The Daughters of Kobani” discusses how Syrian Kurdish women fought against ISIS and for equality, winning a victory in war

Are more eyes better? How social media can 2021-04-26 18:18:21“Bring Back Our Girls” examines the unintended consequences of Western attention and highlights efforts to rescue schoolgirls taken by Bok

Jewish women spied, smuggled, and sabotaged under the 2021-04-19 15:44:22Inside Poland’s ghettos, Jewish women played key roles in the resistance. They knew death was almost certain, yet they undermined their captors.

She’s seen peacekeeping fail. Here’s her advice on 2021-04-19 11:43:00Séverine Autesserre’s “The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World” explores why some peace proje

‘The Elephant of Belfast’ explores love, loyalty, and 2021-04-16 17:03:53The World War II novel, based on true events, follows an orphaned elephant and a young zookeeper through struggles that demand courage and sacrifice.

Put a spring in your step with the 2021-04-16 12:51:17From buoyant novels to serious biographies, our picks for the 10 best of the month offer a springtime burst of good reads.

Philip Roth biography emphasizes his unruly life over 2021-04-14 09:04:00“Philip Roth: The Biography” aims to “rehabilitate” its subject’s reputation, but succeeds only in making his excesses m

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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

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Fandom Can Be A Lot Like High School 2021-05-09 05:00:12Finding a supportive fandom — a group of people who love what you love — is a great experience. But some fan communities can be toxic, so

A Constitutional Quirk Inspired Stacey Abrams' New Thriller, 2021-05-09 05:00:12Article Three of the Constitution gives Supreme Court justices lifetime appointments — but doesn't cover what to do if they become incapacitate

Stacey Swann's New Book Is A Classic Greek 2021-05-08 08:05:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks to author Stacey Swann about her debut novel, Olympus Texas.

Ian Manuel Discusses Incarceration At A Young Age 2021-05-08 08:05:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Ian Manuel about his new memoir, My Time Will Come, about his incarceration at the age of 14 and eventual release in 20

'The Most Beautiful Girl In Cuba' Steps Out 2021-05-08 07:00:15The Spanish-American war serves as the backdrop for Chanel Cleeton's new novel, which follows a real-life rebel named Evangelina Cisneros, who attrac

Compassion Is The True Test Of A Person 2021-05-08 05:00:15Rachel Cusk follows her acclaimed Outline trilogy with this story about a woman whose lifelong obsession with a truculent painter is tested when he co

'Things We Lost To The Water' Is A 2021-05-06 05:00:22Eric Nguyen's debut novel plays off a Vietnamese word that means both country and water, examining all the ways those two things affect a family of V

'Everybody' Examines The Idea That Bodies Can Confine 2021-05-06 05:00:21Olivia Laing weaves the history of people and ideas in with her own life, bringing readers on a fleet, gracious tour of bodily distress and joy that t

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

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