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#MeToo, 2021 2021-04-29 16:56:53What the case of Blake Bailey tells us about the state of the crusade against sexual misconduct.

The Lost Legacy of the Girl Stunt Reporter 2021-04-29 06:00:00At the end of the nineteenth century, a wave of women rethought what journalism could say, sound like, and do. Why were they forgotten?

What We Can and Can’t Learn from a 2021-04-28 06:00:00Sarah Ruden aims to return familiar texts to the fresh clay from which they were made.

“What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?” 2021-04-27 11:00:00“He got out of the car, closing his door quietly, and crept through the woods toward the brick house.”

Lauren Groff on Violence and Masculinity 2021-04-27 11:00:00The author discusses her novella “What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?”

Sunday Reading: The 2021 Oscars 2021-04-25 06:00:00From the magazine’s archive: a selection of pieces on this year’s nominees.

The History of New York, Told Through Its 2021-04-24 06:00:00In 1948, the landfill at Fresh Kills was marketed to Staten Island as a stopgap measure. No one guessed that it would remain open for more than half a

Blake Bailey, Philip Roth, and the Biography That 2021-04-23 14:33:53The author of one of the year’s biggest books has been accused of sexual assault. Strangely, it was precisely his subject that exposed him to sc

Nathalie Léger’s Hall of Mirrors 2021-04-22 12:48:16In three slim, singular books, the author asks what a woman recognizes when she sees herself in another woman.

The Reorientations of Edward Said 2021-04-19 06:00:00Steeped in Western culture, the great critic of Western narratives came to his post-colonialist convictions gradually but with growing intensity.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2021-04-19 06:00:00“Second Nature,” “Finding the Raga,” “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev,” and “The Elephant of Belfast.&rd

What Do We Want in a First Lady? 2021-04-19 06:00:00Lady Bird Johnson and Nancy Reagan grappled with the contradictions of a role that is at once public and private, superficial and serious.

Christian Science Monitor |

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

The New York Review of Books

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