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A Lost Story by Sylvia Plath Contains the 2019-01-07 12:00:00Katy Waldman writes about Sylvia Plath’s lost story, “Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom.”

A Début Novel Captures a City on the 2019-01-07 05:00:00James Wood reviews Guy Gunaratne’s “In Our Mad and Furious City,” which gives full voice to a neighborhood of newcomers.

Greek to Me, by Mary Norris 2019-01-07 05:00:00Mary Norris, also known as the Comma Queen, on the pleasures of a different alphabet. 

“Etiology,” by Maggie Millner 2019-01-07 05:00:00Poetry by Maggie Millner: “I was born to watch / the beavers’ chewing / flood the pond.”

“American Sonnet for the New Year,” by Terrance 2019-01-07 05:00:00Poetry by Terrance Hayes: “Things got terribly ugly incredibly quickly.”

“All Rivers,” by Amos Oz 2019-01-07 05:00:00Fiction by Amos Oz: “I’m tired of words. You strive to be accurate, and then words come along and falsify everything.”

Sunday Reading: Meals for the Ages 2019-01-06 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Dana Goodyear, Helen Rosner, Adam Gopnik, Patrick Radden Keefe, Rebecca Mead, and Lauren Collins, on ex

The Israel of Amos Oz 2019-01-05 12:46:17Bernard Avishai on the Israeli writer Amoz Oz, who died in December and was the author of books including “My Michael” and “A Tale o

Review: Sarah Moss’s “Ghost Wall,” a Slender Novel 2019-01-02 16:22:20Margaret Talbot recommends Sarah Moss’s “Ghost Wall,” a short, sharp tale of suspense that conjures up the dark magic and vestigial

David Bowman and the Furry-Girl School of American 2019-01-02 15:48:17Jonathan Lethem remembers his friend David Bowman, the author of “Let the Dog Drive” and the newly released “Big Bang.”

Orhan Pamuk Reads Jorge Luis Borges 2019-01-02 00:00:00Orhan Pamuk joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in his Labyrinth,” by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1970 i

Taymour Soomro on the Sights, Sounds, and Social 2018-12-31 05:00:00Deborah Treisman talks to Taymour Soomro about “Philosophy of the Foot,” his short story from the January 7, 2019, issue of The New Yorker

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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

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'The First Conspiracy' Details Foiled Hickey Plot To 2019-01-09 07:01:23Thriller author Brad Meltzer and documentary producer Josh Mensch offer an intriguing look at a true-life, foiled plan that, had it succeeded, may hav

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Explores Flaws Of The Justice 2019-01-08 07:01:25In a new book, Edward Humes raises question after troubling question, pointing to frustrating subjectivity and the power of damning narratives that fe

Sen. Kamala Harris Considers 'A Collection Of Factors' 2019-01-08 00:01:00As her memoir The Truths We Hold hits shelves, the California senator tells NPR that family and the country's need for "real leadership" will weigh

Kamala Harris' 'The Truths We Hold' Demonstrates What's 2019-01-08 00:01:00Though not a literary masterpiece, the California senator's book is effective as a campaign tool: She makes an argument for a chance at the presidenc

Childbirth Injury Led A New Mom To Start 2019-01-07 16:27:00Hillary Frank struggled after a childbirth injury left her in chronic pain for months. Her podcast The Longest Shortest Time, and her book Weird Paren

Suspenseful 'Water Cure' Dips Into 2019's Dystopian Zeitgeist 2019-01-07 14:41:00Sophie Mackintosh's debut novel centers on four women living in a decrepit hotel on an isolated island. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Water Cure i

Feminist Dystopian Novel 'The Water Cure' Explores Reproductive 2019-01-06 07:38:44NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Sophie Mackintosh about her debut novel, The Water Cure.

'Amsterdam Noir' Finds Its Darkness Inside Us 2019-01-06 07:00:18Akashic Books' Noir series continues with a visit to Amsterdam — and finding the shadowy side of a peaceful city where crime is low proves a ch

Freed From Copyright, These Classic Works Are Yours 2019-01-05 09:00:17For the first time in 20 years, a large body of films, music, and books has entered the public domain. That means they can be reworked by new creators

A New Novel Makes The 'Sugar Run' Out 2019-01-05 07:56:15Mesha Maren's debut book follows a queer woman trying to restart her life and return to rural Appalachia. For the author, it's a place sometimes "d

The Spirit Tells The Story In 'Orchestra Of 2019-01-05 07:56:15Chigozie Obioma's latest novel is a love story, a story of exile, a mix of classical tragedy and Igbo folklore, narrated by a chi — a guardian

His Love For Books Reads Like Poetry 2019-01-04 05:00:00At StoryCorps, Alagappa Rammohan, 79, says books are a sacred transfer of knowledge from one person to another. A book "doesn't force you to read, b

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