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How The U.S. Is Killing Off The Death 2021-02-26 05:45:19A new book by Maurice Chammah, "Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty,” examines America's uneasy history of capital

Paul McCartney To Release Memoir In November 2021-02-24 17:25:22The former Beatle's upcoming book, “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present,” will trace his life through 154 songs.

Your Anti-Racism Reading List Isn't Complete Without Fiction 2021-02-23 21:01:07If you really want to be an ally, reading nonfiction about race in America isn't enough. Black fiction should make your list, too.

Hillary Clinton Co-Writing Mystery Novel With Louise Penny 2021-02-23 12:34:55The book, “State of Terror,” concerns a “novice” secretary of state who tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks while worki

Tanya Selvaratnam’s Intimate Partner Violence Story Embodies Me 2021-02-23 05:45:09In her new memoir, “Assume Nothing,” Selvaratnam reflects on her abusive relationship with former New York Attorney General Eric Schneider

Mark Hamill Mocks Anti-Maskers In Dr. Seuss-Like Children's 2021-02-15 13:44:53The “Star Wars” star recently recorded a vocal track for “Will You Wear A Mask? I Ask,” a Dr. Seuss-style book about the need

'To All The Boys: Always And Forever' Can't 2021-02-12 05:45:11Two HuffPost reporters assess whether the final installment of the Netflix rom-com trilogy, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, hits the right not

Can A Novel Capture How Badly The Internet 2021-02-10 05:45:02Two new books, Lauren Oyler's "Fake Accounts" and Patricia Lockwood's "No One Is Talking About This," try make sense of our lives with social me

DOJ Drops Lawsuit Over Embarrassing Tell-All Book About 2021-02-09 08:53:53Author Stephanie Winston Wolkoff hailed her "vindication" after the attempt by the Trump Justice Department "to silence me."


Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2021-03-01 06:00:00“In Memory of Memory,” “American Baby,” “Cathedral,” and “The Weak Spot.”

Kazuo Ishiguro Uses Artificial Intelligence to Reveal the 2021-03-01 06:00:00In his latest novel, the gaze of an inhuman narrator gives us a new perspective on human life, a vision that is at once deeply ordinary and profoundly

Douglas Stuart Reads Kevin Barry 2021-03-01 06:00:00The author joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Fjord of Killary,” by Kevin Barry, which appeared in a 2010 issue of the magazine.

Jonathan Lethem on Robert Heinlein and Other Influences 2021-03-01 06:00:00The author discusses “The Crooked House,” his story from this week’s issue of the magazine.

When the Barbizon Gave Women Rooms of Their 2021-03-01 06:00:00The story of New York City’s most famous women-only hotel is also a story of class and sexual politics in the twentieth century.

Sunday Reading: Honoring Black History Month 2021-02-28 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive: a selection of writing on race, civil rights, and justice.

A Cocktail Book That Brings Flair to Life 2021-02-27 10:50:28The creative recipes in Shannon Mustipher’s tiki-themed cocktail book provide a much-needed serotonin boost in this extremely indoor winter.

Clubhouse Comes to China, and Anthony Hopkins Discusses 2021-02-26 16:00:00An app cracks a window of free expression, allowing Chinese people to discuss taboo political subjects. Plus, the famed actor on his role in “Th

The Depressive Realism of “The Life of the 2021-02-25 15:48:43Christine Smallwood’s début novel inhabits the abyss between what we think about and what we actually do.

The Marvellous, Forgotten Stories of A. E. Coppard 2021-02-23 13:04:32Full of dark ironies and unintended consequences, the tales often center on the inability of an obtuse male protagonist to see into the heart of the o

Tom Stoppard’s Charmed and Haunted Life 2021-02-22 06:00:00A new biography enables us to see beneath the intellectual dazzle of the playwright’s work.

How Viet Thanh Nguyen Turns Fiction Into Criticism 2021-02-22 06:00:00With “The Committed,” the novelist establishes himself as a conscience of American literature.

Christian Science Monitor |

Publisher pulls six Dr. Seuss books over racist 2021-03-02 12:26:31Dr. Seuss Enterprise, which oversees the author and illustrator’s legacy, has announced that it would no longer be selling “And to Think T

‘The Graduate’ director Mike Nichols felt he had 2021-03-01 17:49:30Mark Harris’ biography traces Mike Nichols’ work from comedy improv duo with Elaine May to Broadway plays and big Hollywood films –

Android morality tale ‘Klara and the Sun’ is 2021-03-01 09:06:50Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro explores the effects of technology on humans through the eyes of an ever-sunny, ever-likable cyborg.

The Enlightenment stressed not only reason, but also 2021-02-24 19:20:00Some historians have emphasized the intellectual part of the Enlightenment, while downplaying the other attributes that made it such a fruitful era.

MLK, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin were shaped 2021-02-24 18:48:58“The Three Mothers” asserts the pivotal role these women played in the formation of their sons’ religious, political, and literary a

Q&A with Nicole Perlroth, author of ‘This Is 2021-02-24 18:01:25Cyberattacks are increasingly disruptive to everyday life. New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth explains the future of digital war.

Q&A with John Colapinto, author of ‘This Is 2021-02-19 18:18:23“We are the planet’s most dominant species, and language gave us primacy,” says the author – and that’s just the beginni

A mother searches for the child she gave 2021-02-17 08:46:00Nancy Johnson’s debut novel “The Kindest Lie” is a well-crafted exploration of class, race, and culture; of motherhood; and of famil

Bill Gates is energized by big challenges, especially 2021-02-16 12:33:36In “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates uses plain language to lay out the problem – and the technologies he believes are k

An unlikely romance animates ‘The Girl from the 2021-02-16 12:13:41During World War II, a young Jewish woman escapes Vienna for Britain's Channel Islands. Then the Nazis arrive.

Ethan Hawke’s ‘A Bright Ray of Darkness’ draws 2021-02-16 11:53:33Actor Ethan Hawke brings his own experiences to bear on a novel about a performer facing the challenges of a Broadway play and a failed marriage.

From Bill Gates to MLK’s mother: Dig into 2021-02-16 10:16:35The 10 best books of February include Bill Gates on climate change, and a biography of the mothers of MLK, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin.

The New York Review of Books

Journalism in a Time of Crisis New! 2021-03-04 12:00:00On February 24, 2021, The New York Review of Books and Community Bookstore presented a conversation with Mark Danner, Elizabeth Bruenig, Howard French

Chinatown’s Long Covid New! 2021-03-04 11:46:03Chinese restaurants are so ubiquitous in American cities, it’s hard to imagine any big metropolis that isn’t dotted with takeout joints, n

Deeper into the Labyrinth New! 2021-03-04 09:00:24“The Return,” the title story of a collection of Roberto Bolaño’s short fiction published in English in 2010, can be read, in

The People We Know Best New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00What are fictional characters? Here are some answers. They are real people in the world “imposing [themselves] upon another person,” as an

To Forget and Survive New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00I started reading Inheritors, Asako Serizawa’s collection of interlinked short stories—which spans five generations but always comes back

Splash New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00In l819 the French inventor Cagniard de La Tour gave the name sirène to the alarm he had devised to help evacuate factories and mines in case o

Uncredited New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00No breakout leads—a prisoner of reruns on local stations high up on the dial: a stray recurring role, a guest appearance on Perry Mason. Later,

Sex, Noir & Isolation New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew backGuilty of dust and sin. —George Herbert Over a period of some fifty-odd years Alfred Hayes worked as

Sudden Monsters New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00“Maybe fear is the only emotion with which the soul wrestles constantly,” Dima Wannous writes in her second novel, The Frightened Ones, th

Winter New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00Don’t thinkyou have to speakof the snow, branchesbent, weaklimbs brokenor of what you hear.Everything is realin the mind, the radiowaves on freq

Is Philosophy an Art? New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00Jonathan Rée introduces his unconventional history of philosophy in the English-speaking world from 1601 to 1950 with a declaration: Today&rsqu

Casting Pearls Before Repetilovs New! 2021-03-04 09:00:00When Alexander Pushkin read the manuscript of Alexander Gribo