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DC Relinquishes Rights To Comic Book Series About 2019-02-18 18:12:33"Second Coming," a series about Jesus' return to Earth, offers cultural commentary on modern-day Christianity. But some Christians called it blasph

Ex-FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe Criticizes Jeff Sessions 2019-02-14 22:29:56The former acting FBI chief shows his disdain for Sessions in his new book, according to The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Feminist Pastor Unveils Vulva Sculpture Made Of Old 2019-02-13 16:22:13Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s project sought to transform purity rings — symbols of a patriarchal theology that she believes has harm

How Fairy Tales Fueled Our Obsession With Weddings 2019-02-13 11:26:54Your favorite tales, like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, convinced you to care about weddings. Here's why Disney's "Frozen" can be our saving gra

Medieval Nun Faked Death To Pursue 'The Way 2019-02-12 17:37:15Joan of Leeds reportedly tricked her fellow nuns into burying a dummy in her place and ran away from her York convent.

How 544 Days In An Iranian Prison Changed 2019-01-31 19:04:54In his harrowing, surprisingly funny memoir, he discusses his warring identities as an Iranian-American.

Ex-Trump Aide Says He Helped Create White House 2019-01-30 00:41:34“I suddenly found myself a participant in this ‘Game of Thrones,’" Cliff Sims said on CNN.

Stephen King Has 1 Burning Question For Every 2019-01-28 04:35:52Best-selling author says Roger Stone's arrest should make one thing clear to the president's supporters.

Donald Trump Promised NASA Unlimited Cash To Complete 2019-01-23 08:22:06A former White House aide writes in "Team of Vipers" that Trump wanted the Mars mission speeded up by more than a decade so it would happen on his w

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Sunday Reading: The Art of the Profile 2019-02-17 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, profiles of Martha Stewart, Maurice Sendak, Richard Pryor, Nora Ephron, Fab Five Freddy, Louis Morino, Ernest Hem

Review: “Blood Water Paint,” A Portrait of the 2019-02-13 14:43:24Natasha Tripathi recommends “Blood Water Paint,” the haunting début novel by Joy McCullough about the Renaissance painter Artemisi

Chloe Aridjis’s “Sea Monsters” Is a Hypnotic Narrative 2019-02-13 12:00:00In Chloe Aridjis’s new novel, which is in the meandering tradition of W. G. Sebald and Rachel Cusk, a seventeen-year-old girl zigzags among beac

Did Capital Punishment Create Morality? 2019-02-13 05:00:00George Scialabba on the primatologist Richard Wrangham’s new book, “The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Viol

Review: “The Barcelona Legacy,” a History of Soccer’s 2019-02-11 13:11:25Anakwa Dwamena reviews the soccer historian Jonathan Wilson’s book “The Barcelona Legacy: Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight for Football'

Leïla Slimani on Living with Unbearable Secrets 2019-02-11 05:00:00Deborah Treisman speaks with Leïla Slimani about “The Confession,” her short story from the February 18 & 25, 2019, issue of The

“Deaf Republic,” by Ilya Kaminsky 2019-02-11 05:00:00Poetry by Ilya Kaminsky, with animated illustrations by Miwon Yoon: “A poet writes deafness as a form of dissent against tyranny and violence.&r

“I Saw a House, a Field,” by Marianne 2019-02-11 05:00:00Poetry by Marianne Boruch: “Branches and branches scraping is / winter.”

“The Confession,” by Leïla Slimani 2019-02-11 05:00:00Fiction by Leïla Slimani: “I cannot say why, but I had the painful impression that I was not the first, on that beautiful, sun-drench

Sunday Reading: The Grammys 2019-02-10 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces on Grammy Awards nominees Cardi B, Drake, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, Post Malone, and Childish

The Underground Worlds of Haruki Murakami 2019-02-10 05:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews the writer Haruki Murakami about his style, his process, and the strange, dark places he encounters on the page.

“Heart of Darkness,” by Rachel Eliza Griffiths 2019-02-04 05:00:00Poetry by Rachel Eliza Griffiths: “Years ago I went to Noho Star / with some poets & Cecil Taylor.”

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'Tombland' unearths plots and Tudor-era political intrigue 2019-02-06 10:55:28'Tombland' unearths plots and Tudor-era political intrigue

In 'On the Come Up,' an aspiring teen 2019-02-06 10:55:27In 'On the Come Up,' an aspiring teen rapper grapples with life

To shelve a ‘Mockingbird’: Is it time for 2019-02-06 10:55:27As society evolves, should classic novels with outdated racial and cultural references be retired – or adapted? A resurgence of interest in 

4 audiobooks with positive messages for the new 2019-02-06 10:55:27Three novels and one nonfiction audiobook provide inspiration and hope as we ease into 2019.

'Midnight in Chernobyl' explores the world's worst nuclear 2019-02-06 10:55:27Adam Higginbotham's in-depth book is informed by meticulous research and first-hand accounts.

9 sports books that offer something for every 2019-02-06 10:55:27Whether an exhaustive new profile of Babe Ruth, the reflections of basketball great Bob Cousy, or a retrospective of the heyday of women’s bike

In #MeToo age, can we love the art 2019-02-06 10:55:27What happens to the artist as “enfant terrible” in an age of morality clauses and #MeToo? Does socially condemned behavior discredit a per

Russell Baker collapsed boundary between newspapers and literature 2019-02-06 10:55:27The columns and memoirs by the former New York Times columnist were so celebrated that they invited readers to wonder if the mission of news

January’s 10 books to cozy up with 2019-02-06 10:55:27This month features tales of two revolutions: a debut novel about an Iranian family in the 1970s and a nonfiction narrative about China in the 1940s,

'Last Boat Out of Shanghai' has four stories 2019-02-06 10:55:27'Last Boat Out of Shanghai' has four stories at once personal and universal

Mary Oliver looked 'past reason, past the provable' 2019-02-06 10:55:27The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist wrote lyrically about nature, but there's more to her work than meets the eye. 

'Queen Victoria' paints a full portrait of a 2019-02-06 10:55:27Historian Lucy Worsley offers a lively take on one of the most influential women of the 19th century. 

The New York Review of Books

The Man Who Questioned Everything 2019-02-17 05:30:05The most radical thinker of the eighteenth century, Denis Diderot (1713–1784), is not exactly a forgotten man, though he has been long overshado

You Can’t Eat Beauty 2019-02-17 05:10:19With little time before the rally, Tsitsi had to apply her mind on how to best improvise the party regalia so that it was figure-hugging, flattering,

Presumed Guilty 2019-02-17 05:00:19Twenty years after Kenneth Starr delivered to Congress his report recommending the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the former independent couns

The Power of Andrea Dworkin’s Rage 2019-02-15 02:00:18Dworkin would become the ur-figure of so-called anti-sex feminism, a contentious term used to characterize feminist opposition to pornography, prostit

#KoreaToo 2019-02-14 07:30:01It is curious that a book not primarily focused on sexual violence has become a cultural touchstone for Korea’s version of the Me Too movement.

The Migrant Caravan: Made in USA 2019-02-14 07:00:02The migrant caravan that left Honduras and headed north toward the US last October is the largest flight from drug trafficking in history. Though the

Undefeated, ISIS Is Back in Iraq 2019-02-13 02:00:04The intelligence my colleagues and I have collected is disturbing: over the past fifteen months, hundreds of attacks linked to ISIS have taken place i

The Fight for Justice Takes Its Toll on 2019-02-12 02:00:46Danye Jones is one of at least five young Ferguson activists who have died since 2014. The suspicion in the activist community “speaks to the le

A Refuge from Reality, à la Russe 2019-02-11 02:00:37Though closely associated with Russia, both before and after the 1917 Revolution, the concept of “internal exile” is not exclusively linke

Why Is Medicine So Expensive? 2019-02-10 09:30:03The prominence of high drug prices among current American grievances derives from three recent episodes. In 2014 Gilead Sciences brought out Sovaldi,

Olmec 2019-02-10 09:00:55The bone-crushing pain of turning into a jaguar: palpable in the shaman’s cleft head carved in basalt or jade; in his downturned squared-off ope

Syria’s Torture Photos: Witness to Atrocity 2019-02-09 05:58:26Caesar thought, or at least hoped, that the photographs showing Syrian torture victims would lead to the toppling of Assad. But the Caesar photographs

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'Last Boat Out Of Shanghai': The Chinese Who 2019-02-19 05:01:00This year marks the 70th anniversary of the communist revolution in China. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Helen Zia, who wrote a book about the Chinese

'Unexampled Courage' Tells The Story That Inspired Integration 2019-02-18 18:16:36A new book tells how the blinding of a black Army veteran after World War II by a South Carolina police chief helped lead to the desegregation of the

From Friends To School, 'Under Pressure' Helps Teenage 2019-02-18 17:34:00NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with clinical psychologist Lisa Damour about her new book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxie

'Tram Car 015' Is A Delightful Ride 2019-02-18 07:00:23P. Djèlí Clark's novella about about two supernatural investigators on the trail of a malign spirit in a magical alternate Cairo packs

'Antisemitism: Here And Now' Author Discusses Resurgence Of 2019-02-17 17:22:00In an interview with NPR's Michel Martin about her new book Antisemitism: Here and Now historian Deborah Lipstadt discusses the recent resurgence of

How I Made It: A 'Rap Dad' on 2019-02-17 12:57:19Growing up in the 80s and 90s, Juan Vidal looked for life guidance in the lyrics of his favorite hip-hop icons.

This 'Cassandra' Prophesies Disaster But Never Reflects On 2019-02-17 10:00:19Sharma Shields' new novel follows a young woman working at a secretive nuclear research center during World War II. She has terrible premonitions of

A Chance Meeting Changes Lives In Sophie Kinsella's 2019-02-17 08:12:00The author of the bestselling Shopaholic series is back, with a new novel about a woman who's addicted not to shopping but to fixing the lives of the

In 'The City In The Middle Of The 2019-02-17 07:00:24Charlie Jane Anders' new novel, set on an inhospitable alien planet, is about rebels, smugglers and lobster-like monsters, but also about how grand p

Former Teacher Blames Education Policymakers For Atlanta Cheating 2019-02-16 17:07:00Shani Robinson was one of 11 Atlanta teachers convicted of altering standardized test results in 2015. In None of the Above, she pleads her innocence

'Eugene V. Debs' Resurrects A Stubborn Question: Why 2019-02-16 10:00:20Turn-of-the-last-century labor leader Eugene V. Debs lead an interesting life — but this graphic biography misses plenty of opportunities to ren

Pitchaya Sudbanthad On 'Bangkok Wakes To Rain' 2019-02-16 08:15:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pitchaya Sudbanthad about his novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain. The book threads the history of Thailand with the mod


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