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How George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” Resonates in the England 2019-11-21 10:00:00Rebecca Mead on reading George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” two hundred years after the author's birth, and its significance in Brexit-era

The Plight of the Urban Planner 2019-11-20 06:00:00Nikil Saval on the evolution of urban planning and how an affordable-housing crisis could lead to a resurgence in the role of city planner, as reporte

The Violent Insights of Bohumil Hrabal 2019-11-19 12:49:28Becca Rothfeld reviews two new translations of work by the Czech author Bohumil Hrabal: “All My Cats,” translated by Paul Wilson, and &ldq

The Legacy of a Radical Black Newspaperman 2019-11-18 05:00:00Casey Cep on William Monroe Trotter, who rejected the view that racial equality could come in stages.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-11-18 05:00:00“Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister,” “The Season,” “The Factory,” and “Atopia.”

“Arizona” 2019-11-18 05:00:00Fiction by John Edgar Wideman: “Our silences really, not our voices, engaged in conversation. Though I hear you singing. Softly. Clearly.”

Sunday Reading: Legendary Hoaxes 2019-11-17 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Patrick Radden Keefe, Mark Singer, St. Clair McKelway, Lauren Collins, Peter Schjeldahl, and Judith Thu

An Overlooked Novel from 1935 by the Godmother 2019-11-13 11:30:00Nora Caplan Bricker writes about Dorothy L. Sayers’s “Gaudy Night,” which was a forerunner of works by Gillian Flynn and Tana French

“Mobituaries,” Mo Rocca’s Curious, Offbeat Collection of Lives 2019-11-12 11:05:15Michael Schulman writes about “Mobituaries,” by Mo Rocca, a new book that memorializes overlooked lives.

Weike Wang Reads “The Trip” 2019-11-12 06:00:00Deborah Treisman hosts the author Weike Wang, who reads her short story “The Trip,” from the November 18, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Amos Oz and the Politics of the Hebrew 2019-11-12 06:00:00Gal Koplewitz writes about the writer Amos Oz’s love of the Hebrew language and his reflections on how language can evolve but also be abused.

Weike Wang on Culture Clashes and Claiming Your 2019-11-11 05:00:00The author Weike Wang discusses “The Trip,” her story from the November 18, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

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The Drums of Cyberwar 2019-12-05 10:30:37In mid-October, a cybersecurity researcher in the Netherlands demonstrated, online, as a warning, the easy availability of the Internet protocol addre

Making Shakespeare Sing 2019-12-04 05:00:39Giuseppe Verdi’s last two operas, the Shakespearean diptych of Otello and Falstaff, together constitute my favorite case study in what happens w

The Gun Violence Epidemic Plaguing Arab-Israeli Society 2019-12-04 04:35:37The problem of gun violence in Israel’s Arab communities has become a national emergency. Even before the recent general election, a poll conduc

The Framers’ Answers to Three Myths About Impeachment 2019-12-03 03:05:13Congress is not a “co-equal” branch of government with the presidency. It is by far the superior branch. James Madison made that clear for

The Lebanese Street Asks: ‘Which Is Stronger, Sect 2019-12-02 02:00:09“Sectarian leaders have been keeping voters captive,” Karim Emile Bitar, a political scientist and professor at Lebanon’s renowned S

No More Nice Dems 2019-12-01 05:00:55The likes of Joe Biden and Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer seem actually averse to defeating Republicans. Unlike their opponents, they don’t appe

The Art of Losing 2019-11-30 05:00:27In 1970 Robert Lowell was a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Elizabeth Hardwick was at home in New York with their thirteen-year-old

A Message from Your Candidate 2019-11-30 02:00:44Friends, what we are proving together in this campaign is that running for president doesn’t need to involve sucking up to deep pockets and taki

Michael Jang’s American Portraits 2019-11-29 02:00:31For most of the twentieth century, the day-to-day lives of Asian Americans were barely depicted in mainstream art and media. While European immigrant

It Was Mary and Paul 2019-11-28 02:00:46To the Editors: In my otherwise enthusiastic review of Christopher de Hamel’s Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, I queried his interpretation

No Second Thoughts 2019-11-28 02:00:37To the Editors: I am very grateful to Nick Laird for his generous review of my anthology, The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem. There is, however, one m

‘This Sense of Somebody-ness’ 2019-11-27 08:00:49We think about race in America in glimpses. Multiple lenses are needed to illuminate the long histories of injustice, oppression, and cruelty in this


'Canyon Dreams:' High School Basketball On The Navajo 2019-12-05 11:06:35NBA Twitter has nothing on the fans of rez ball.

'1973: Rock At The Crossroads' Acts As A 2019-12-05 10:14:24Via popular music, Andrew Grant Jackson paints a vivid portrait of a year that was the last gasp of an age of possibility, when idealism gave way to e

'At The Mountains Of Madness,' Spheroid Space Monsters 2019-12-05 07:00:02Gou Tanabe's graphic novel adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella makes its monsters both terrifying and weirdly human. Even if space spheres aren'

'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not 2019-12-04 13:42:15"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book exp

'She Had Me, I Had Her:' Robyn Crawford 2019-12-04 10:20:35The creative director for Whitney Houston's new memoir is called "A Song For You."

Greely's Polar Expedition Faces Heartbreak Amid Heroism In 2019-12-04 07:01:01Author Buddy Levy's superbly written, meticulously researched chronicle tells the adventure story of a group of explorers aiming to achieve "Farthes

It's Back! NPR Unveils 2019 Book Concierge 2019-12-03 16:31:00The NPR 2019 Book Concierge is here! It features more than 350 recommendations from NPR staffers and trusted critics.

What Bestseller Lists Really Tell Us About A 2019-12-03 16:23:00The Republican National Committee spent nearly $100,000 buying copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s new book. But did that money buy a spot on the New York T

Milan Kundera's Czech Citizenship Is Restored After 40 2019-12-03 15:48:18The author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being saw his books banned and citizenship revoked in 1979. Exiled in Paris, Kundera began writing his novel

After A Freak Accident, A Doctor Finds Insight 2019-12-03 15:12:00In 1990, BJ Miller was hit with 11,000 volts of electricity. That accident took most of his limbs, but the event and his recovery inspired him to purs

Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2019: Here Are 2019-12-03 13:16:12This year's list is a mix of literary fiction, true crime, memoirs and essays, from acclaimed authors as well as some brand new voices — and yo

NPR's Favorite Books Of 2019: The Book Concierge 2019-12-03 07:00:28Explore seven years of recommendations all in one place: Here are more than 2,000 titles, hand-picked by NPR staff and trusted critics — with ha

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