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French Women Take On the French-Girl Cliché 2019-09-19 16:45:30Lauren Collins writes about the stereotypes about French women and how books like “Je Ne Suis Pas Parisienne,” by the journalist Alice Pfe

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction 2019-09-19 10:30:00The contenders for the 2019 National Book Awards for Nonfiction include Sarah M. Broom, Patrick Radden Keefe, Hanif Abdurraqib, Greg Grandin, and more

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry 2019-09-18 10:30:00The New Yorker announces the contenders in the 2019 National Book Awards category of Poetry.

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Translated Literature 2019-09-17 10:30:00The New Yorker announces the ten contenders in the National Book Awards category of Translated Literature.

Thomas McGuane Reads “Wide Spot” 2019-09-17 05:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author Thomas McGuane, who reads his short story “Wide Spot,” from the September 23, 2019, issue of The New Yor

Lou Sullivan’s Diaries Are a Radical Testament to 2019-09-16 12:00:00Jeremy Lybarger writes about the diaries of the trans activist Lou Sullivan, which document a personal awakening and a cultural transformation.

The 2019 National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s 2019-09-16 10:30:00The New Yorker announces the ten contenders in the National Book Awards category of Young People’s Literature.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-09-16 05:00:00“Last Witnesses,” “Fashionopolis,” “Night Boat to Tangier,” and “Dominicana.”

Thomas McGuane on Small-Town America 2019-09-16 05:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews Thomas McGuane about “Wide Spot,” his short story from the September 23, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Susan Sontag and the Unholy Practice of Biography  2019-09-16 05:00:00Janet Malcolm on the new biography “Sontag: Her Life and Work,” which is as unillusioned about the writer as she was about herse

Will American Readers Ever Catch on to Marie-Claire 2019-09-16 05:00:00Pasha Malla reviews the newly published English translation of Marie-Claire Blais’s “A Twilight Celebration,” the eighth book in her

Review: Edward Snowden and the Rise of Whistle-Blower Culture in 2019-09-16 05:00:00In his memoir, he chronicles his life game by game, from Nintendo to the N.S.A., Jill Lepore writes.

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Rewriting the historical epic: African women writers go 2019-10-03 13:21:00Petina Gappah’s “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” is the latest example of a new generation of African novelists reinventing historic

Out of Africa: David Livingstone’s servants preserve his 2019-10-03 09:55:00Petina Gappah’s novel “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” imagines what the 19th-century explorer’s African servants thought of h

Of moles and men: A memoir about the 2019-09-30 17:10:04Marc Hamer probes the essence of nature, solitude, and the accommodations we make between deeply held beliefs and our everyday behavior.

Susan Sontag’s razor-sharp intellect is captured in new 2019-09-30 16:08:45Benjamin Moser strikes a balance between the immersive details that fans expect and the storytelling that will appeal to more general readers.

A son probes his stepfather’s ties to Jimmy 2019-09-24 15:26:49Jack Goldsmith untangles a family relationship that involved links to the mob and the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa.

Listen to women take on the world in 2019-09-24 09:17:58From a spooky thriller to a collection of experiences of displacement, women lead the stories featured in this month’s roundup of top audiobooks

Interview: Who gets ahead in higher education? 2019-09-23 13:39:00Author Paul Tough spent six years shadowing college students. In his new book, he explains why higher education struggles to promote social mobility.

When an idealistic Obama adviser bumped against real-world 2019-09-22 17:28:00Samantha Power’s candid memoir, “The Education of an Idealist,” details her experiences in President Barack Obama’s White Hous

‘How to Be an Antiracist’ opens a vital 2019-09-20 17:37:53Ibram X. Kendi spares no one from critique – not even himself – in this takedown of racism and the attitudes and policies that perpetuate

A nuanced critique of ‘soft power’ in ‘A 2019-09-17 14:41:43Journalist Amy Waldman’s novel explores the idealism of a young Afghan American woman and the downside of American intervention in Afghanistan.

When the art world became the art market 2019-09-17 11:12:58Michael Shnayerson traces the shift toward big business in “Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art.”

Take your mind back to school with the 2019-09-16 18:39:00From thought-provoking fiction by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Petina Gappah to biographies of Susan Sontag and Condé Nast, your reading list starts he

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What Cars Can Teach Us About New Policing Technologies 2019-10-12 03:00:01The mass production of the automobile transformed twentieth-century America in unexpected and important ways. Foremost, and little-known, it revolutio

Crisis in the Amazon 2019-10-11 10:30:49To the Editors: As Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stood before the United Nations in late September downplaying media reports of increasing forest

My Adventures in Psychedelia 2019-10-11 03:00:54To try psychedelics was something I’d secretly hankered after doing ever since I was a teenager, but I was always too cautious and risk-averse.

Curation as Creation 2019-10-09 19:00:18A restaurant near my apartment sells “curated salads”; a home goods store sells “carefully curated sheets”; a babysitting agen

Resisting English 2019-10-09 14:00:31No one could read Minae Mizumura for long without realizing that her lament over her “unhappy” fate as a Japanese writer is at most half-s

What Happened to the West Village? 2019-10-09 06:56:00Greenwich Village was once a locus for a succession of twentieth-century progressive movements fighting for workers’, women’s, civil, and

Ukraine Continued: How a Crucial Witness Escaped 2019-10-08 09:09:28A classified State Department assessment concluded in 2018 that Ukraine’s former Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko—who is at the center of

Proofreading the President 2019-10-08 07:10:23The flurry of responses to Trump’s ham-fisted tweet had the pathetic aspect of a bullied child trying to get even by waving his report card in h

Justin Trudeau, Liberal Let-Down 2019-10-07 03:00:56It was no wonder that Trudeau became a darling of Davos, idolized by a global liberal establishment that felt increasingly besieged by surging challen

Time for a New Liberation? 2019-10-05 21:00:01On the tenth anniversary of 1989, at the brink of the millennium, we could celebrate both the original triumph of the velvet revolutions and great sub

A Black Actor’s Unrequited Love for Shakespeare 2019-10-05 03:00:54One of the pleasures of American Moor is its portrayal of how an actor builds a character, and we come to see that a character is not only himself but

Closing Rikers: Competing Visions for the Future of 2019-10-04 10:44:29At this moment in the country’s history, an unusual alignment has taken shape—of investment in and activism around criminal justice reform