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Sunday Reading: The Power of Political Satire 2019-05-19 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Ian Parker, Eric Schlosser, Emily Nussbaum, Adrian Chen, Louis Menand, and Tad Friend, on notable polit

Sudan’s Uprising, Bashir’s Fall, and My Father’s Passing 2019-05-16 12:55:52Isma’il Kushkush writes about the Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir; Sudan’s changes over the years; the Sudanese people’s shifting

Camille Bordas Reads “The Presentation on Egypt” 2019-05-14 00:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author Camille Bordas, who reads her short story “The Presentation on Egypt,” from the May 20, 2019, issue of T

Virginia Reeves’s New Novel Explores What It Feels 2019-05-13 16:05:21Katy Waldman reviews Virginia Reeves’s new novel, “The Behavior of Love.”

A Début Novel Remixes the Trope of the 2019-05-13 05:00:00Laura Miller reviews Julia Phillips’s “Disappearing Earth,” in which a chorus of characters offer clashing perspectives on a local a

If God Is Dead, Your Time Is Everything 2019-05-13 05:00:00James Wood on Martin Hägglund, who argues that rigorous secularism leads to socialism.

Camille Bordas on Family Secrets 2019-05-13 05:00:00Willing Davidson interviews Camille Bordas about “The Presentation on Egypt,” her short story from the May 20, 2019, issue of The New York

“The Presentation on Egypt,” by Camille Bordas 2019-05-13 05:00:00Fiction by Camille Bordas: “The word ‘relax’ made Danielle tense. Lately, everybody seemed to want her to make it a part of her

“I’m Sorry,” by Stanley Moss 2019-05-13 05:00:00Poetry by Stanley Moss: “I’m sorry, exhausted, except for funds.”

“Cairn at 4 A.M.,” by Anna McDonald 2019-05-13 05:00:00Poetry by Anna McDonald: “I have learned what my body is for.”

Sunday Reading: Motherhood 2019-05-12 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Tad Friend, Alice Munro, Jill Lepore, Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, Hilton Als, and Rachel Aviv on childho

Doris Lessing’s “The Fifth Child” and the Spectre 2019-05-11 05:00:00Emily Harnett writes about Doris Lessing’s novel “The Fifth Child,” the child-psychologist D. W. Winnicott’s theory about the

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‘The Parisian’ is a slow-burning treat to be 2019-05-24 18:02:24‘The Parisian’ is a slow-burning treat to be savored

How the (North)west was won 2019-05-24 18:02:24How the (North)west was won

‘Dutch Girl’ shows Audrey Hepburn’s wartime courage 2019-05-24 18:02:24‘Dutch Girl’ shows Audrey Hepburn’s wartime courage

Unfiltered: This author uses humor, honesty to talk 2019-05-24 18:02:24Cultural critic Damon Young discusses his memoir ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,’ and its goal of filling gaps in racial p

10 fantastic May books to whisk you away 2019-05-24 18:02:24Our 10 best picks for May celebrate lively fiction, true-life adventure, and the history of America's post-Civil War Reconstruction era.

All hail the queen of cake 2019-05-24 18:02:24All hail the queen of cake

‘Working’ is the quintessential biographer's instruction manual 2019-05-24 18:02:24‘Working’ is the quintessential biographer's instruction manual

Author Dani Shapiro grapples with a world remade 2019-05-24 18:02:24Author Dani Shapiro grapples with a world remade by a DNA test in 'Inheritance'

In ‘Our Man,’ a beautifully written tale of 2019-05-24 18:02:24Richard Holbrooke’s “almost great” diplomatic career provides a metaphor for U.S. foreign policy and the end of American interventio

Narrative history recommendations from our reviewer 2019-05-24 18:02:24A reader looks for books that are similar to ‘The Story of Britain.’ Among others, we recommend ‘A Brief History of France&rsqu

‘Stony the Road’ lays bare the failure of 2019-05-24 18:02:24Historian and television host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the brief flowering of African American leadership after the Civil War.

Stories of D-Day heroism shape history 2019-05-24 18:02:24On the 75th anniversary of World War II’s great amphibious assault, a trio of books provides both broad context and individual voices.

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I.M. Pei: Establishment Modernism Lite 2019-05-24 03:00:43A characteristic mid-career I.M. Pei design began with his initial selection of an elemental geometric shape—a square, triangle, or circle, say&

The Lure of Western Europe 2019-05-23 09:00:48Americans usually remember the end of communism as the result of a binary battle between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, while most Europeans ten

True Mirages 2019-05-23 08:30:27Karen Russell’s new collection, Orange World, contains eight stories whose weirdness rests largely in their premises. “Bog Girl: A Romance

What Rod Rosenstein Knew When He Helped Trump 2019-05-23 07:20:57In May 2017, then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein agreed to assist President Trump in an effort to fire James Comey as FBI director despite Ros

Dancehall: Raising the Voices of the Dead 2019-05-22 08:00:53In the 1970s in Jamaica, soundsystems would clash using vocalists performing over instrumental rhythms on systems built from the ground up, using an i

Barbara Rubin, Shameless Angel of Avant-Garde Cinema 2019-05-21 08:17:07Barbara Rubin (1945–1980) may have been something less than a great artist, but she was also something more. An agitator and a mystic whose frie

‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now 2019-05-20 09:45:01The Orientalism of today, both in its sensibility and in its manner of production, is not quite the same as the Orientalism Edward Said discussed fort

Democracy and Its Discontents 2019-05-19 08:00:50For the American right, Donald Trump’s inauguration as the forty-fifth president of the United States was a moment of political rebirth. Element

‘Dismembered, Relocated, Rearranged’ 2019-05-19 07:30:27How can the contemporary novel speak the unspeakable? It’s an old question, a tired one perhaps, now that “the unspeakable” has come

‘Boys Do It Better’: The Paintings of Louis Fratino 2019-05-18 03:00:48The twenty-five paintings in “Come Softly to Me”—Fratino’s first solo show, at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.—range from gem-

‘Les Temps Modernes’: End of an Epoch 2019-05-17 06:11:27Few publications remained as true to their initial goals as Les Temps Modernes, and few demonstrated the rigor and openness and bravery it did in fulf

The Fog of Ambition 2019-05-16 11:00:10“Almost great” is George Packer’s measured judgment on the life and character of the American diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who was tr

Books

Joy In Excess: The Overflowing Art of Mark New! 2019-05-25 10:00:19Two new books — a reissue of 1971's Yellow Yellow and a compilation of Stamaty's MacDoodle Street newspaper strips — highlight the artis

A Different Kind Of Story About Slavery In New! 2019-05-25 08:20:00Debut novelist Sara Collins wanted to explore the roots of scientific racism and produced the Gothic novel The Confessions of Frannie Langton.

This 'Greatest Hits' Album Is Real. Its Artist New! 2019-05-25 08:20:00Laura Barnett wrote a novel about an aging singer-songwriter sizing up her life in 16 tracks. Then she approached musician Kathryn Williams, who creat

Sharp Satire And Dark Humor In 'Riots I New! 2019-05-25 07:00:25Ryan Chapman's debut novel opens in the middle of a prison riot as the unnamed narrator cowers in fear for his life — which doesn't seem like

'Accidental Presidents' Looks At Achievements Of Vice Presidents 2019-05-24 17:04:00NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jared Cohen, author of Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America. He chronicles the legacies of men who hav

OPINION: Why Ditching Processed Foods Won't Be Easy 2019-05-24 07:00:40Though a new study shows that eating unprocessed food is healthier, home-cooked meals require resources that food experts take for granted, such as mo

'The Queen' Reveals The Story Of The Woman 2019-05-23 10:31:00Linda Taylor rose to infamy during the 1970s, when prize-winning reporter George Bliss brought her criminal activity to light — and then-candida

These 'Empty Words' Are Full Of Life 2019-05-23 07:00:27The late Uruguayan novelist Mario Levrero was known for his gleeful weirdness. Empty Words follows a writer who tries to cure his block by writing bor

'Nuking The Moon' Looks At Intelligence And Military 2019-05-22 17:59:00Nuking the Moon is a new book that chronicles the history of unusual confidential military projects.

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Writer And LGBTQ Activist, Dies 2019-05-22 13:31:29The author founded a platform for young Kenyan authors and came out as gay in a place where homosexuality has long been illegal. "Binyavanga was unbo

'Theodore Roosevelt For The Defense' Makes A Libel 2019-05-22 10:19:00Gifted writers Dan Abrams and David Fisher, who previously brought us Lincoln's Last Trial, are clearly fascinated by how Teddy Roosevelt's court ca

He Could Go 'All The Way': Joe Namath 2019-05-22 05:01:00In a new autobiography, the great NFL quarterback details his ups (like a Super Bowl victory) and downs (like the Suzy Kolber incident and alcoholism)

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