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Ex-FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe Criticizes Jeff Sessions 2019-02-14 22:29:56The former acting FBI chief shows his disdain for Sessions in his new book, according to The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Feminist Pastor Unveils Vulva Sculpture Made Of Old 2019-02-13 16:22:13Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s project sought to transform purity rings — symbols of a patriarchal theology that she believes has harm

How Fairy Tales Fueled Our Obsession With Weddings 2019-02-13 11:26:54Your favorite tales, like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, convinced you to care about weddings. Here's why Disney's "Frozen" can be our saving gra

Medieval Nun Faked Death To Pursue 'The Way 2019-02-12 17:37:15Joan of Leeds reportedly tricked her fellow nuns into burying a dummy in her place and ran away from her York convent.

Stephen King Schools Donald Trump With Some Ancient 2019-02-09 06:37:29The horror author mocked the president with a line from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War."

We Built This: Glory Edim Is Building An 2019-02-08 12:00:07There’s more depth to the black experience and it really starts with our oratories and our narrators.

Dan Mallory, Author Of 'The Woman In The 2019-02-07 09:51:01The best-selling author, who writes under the name A.J. Finn, also falsely claimed his mother and brother are dead.

Former DNC CEO Wants More Than Words On 2019-02-06 20:30:16“I think all of the candidates ... understand that you cannot win the nomination without the African-American vote,” the Democratic operat

Beyoncé's Black History Month Collage Teaches Us A 2019-02-05 14:17:19Queen Bey is honoring black icons you didn’t learn about in school.

J.D. Salinger's Family To Publish Trove Of Secret 2019-02-04 23:47:04"We're going as fast as we freaking can," says the "Catcher in the Rye" author's son Matt Salinger.

Author S.E. Hinton Vows 'The Outsiders' 'Will Never' 2019-02-04 08:08:28Hinton's 1967 novel has become a mainstay of middle-school English classes.

How 544 Days In An Iranian Prison Changed 2019-01-31 19:04:54In his harrowing, surprisingly funny memoir, he discusses his warring identities as an Iranian-American.

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Ha Jin’s Self-Revealing Study of the Chinese Poet 2019-02-04 17:41:57Han Zhang on “The Banished Immortal,” a biography of the Chinese poet Li Bai, sometimes called Li Po, by the novelist Ha Jin.

“My Father in English,” by Richard Blanco 2019-02-04 05:00:00Poetry by Richard Blanco: “First half of his life lived in Spanish: the long syntax / of las montañas that lined his villa

The Great Hollywood Screenwriter Who Hated Hollywood 2019-02-04 05:00:00Ben Hecht helped invent modern American cinema while he was making other plans, David Denby writes.

Shane McCrae’s Poems to America 2019-02-04 05:00:00“The Gilded Auction Block” collects the unheard voices of forgotten history, composing a beautifully up-to-date, old-fashioned body of wor

T. Coraghessan Boyle on Man and Machines 2019-02-04 05:00:00Deborah Treisman speaks with T. Coraghessan Boyle about “Asleep at the Wheel,” his short story from the February 11, 2019, issue of The Ne

A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions 2019-02-04 05:00:00Ian Parker on the life of Dan Mallory, whose début thriller, “The Woman in the Window,” was published under the name

“Asleep at the Wheel,” by T. Coraghessan Boyle 2019-02-04 05:00:00Fiction by T. Coraghessan Boyle: “She’s smiling as he comes up to the car, and he’s smiling, too, and now he’s reaching f

“Heart of Darkness,” by Rachel Eliza Griffiths 2019-02-04 05:00:00Poetry by Rachel Eliza Griffiths: “Years ago I went to Noho Star / with some poets & Cecil Taylor.”

Sunday Reading: A New Wave of Female Candidates 2019-02-03 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces on female Presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, and

The Women Who Brave Winter Swimming at London’s 2019-02-01 05:00:00Lou Stoppard

William Goldman’s Strange, Sad, Captivating Children’s Book About 2019-01-31 05:00:00Rivka Galchen reviews “Wigger,” a dark, little-known children’s book by William Goldman, the author and screenwriter of “The P

Review: “Villa Air-Bel,” a History of the Safe 2019-01-30 15:00:00Sheelah Kolhatkar reviews the book “Villa Air-Bel,” by Rosemary Sullivan, which recounts the French château that housed artists and

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To shelve a ‘Mockingbird’: Is it time for 2019-02-05 00:02:26As society evolves, should classic novels with outdated racial and cultural references be retired – or adapted? A resurgence of interest in 

4 audiobooks with positive messages for the new 2019-02-05 00:02:26Three novels and one nonfiction audiobook provide inspiration and hope as we ease into 2019.

'Midnight in Chernobyl' explores the world's worst nuclear 2019-02-05 00:02:26Adam Higginbotham's in-depth book is informed by meticulous research and first-hand accounts.

9 sports books that offer something for every 2019-02-05 00:02:26Whether an exhaustive new profile of Babe Ruth, the reflections of basketball great Bob Cousy, or a retrospective of the heyday of women’s bike

In #MeToo age, can we love the art 2019-02-05 00:02:26What happens to the artist as “enfant terrible” in an age of morality clauses and #MeToo? Does socially condemned behavior discredit a per

Russell Baker collapsed boundary between newspapers and literature 2019-02-05 00:02:26The columns and memoirs by the former New York Times columnist were so celebrated that they invited readers to wonder if the mission of news

January’s 10 books to cozy up with 2019-02-05 00:02:26This month features tales of two revolutions: a debut novel about an Iranian family in the 1970s and a nonfiction narrative about China in the 1940s,

'Last Boat Out of Shanghai' has four stories 2019-02-05 00:02:26'Last Boat Out of Shanghai' has four stories at once personal and universal

Mary Oliver looked 'past reason, past the provable' 2019-02-05 00:02:26The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist wrote lyrically about nature, but there's more to her work than meets the eye. 

'Queen Victoria' paints a full portrait of a 2019-02-05 00:02:26Historian Lucy Worsley offers a lively take on one of the most influential women of the 19th century. 

'Tombland' unearths plots and Tudor-era political intrigue 2019-02-05 00:02:26'Tombland' unearths plots and Tudor-era political intrigue

'Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him' 2019-02-05 00:02:26'Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him' shows the interplay between the public face and private life of the Tudor monarch

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The Fight for Justice Takes Its Toll on 2019-02-12 02:00:46Danye Jones is one of at least five young Ferguson activists who have died since 2014. The suspicion in the activist community “speaks to the le

A Refuge from Reality, à la Russe 2019-02-11 02:00:37Though closely associated with Russia, both before and after the 1917 Revolution, the concept of “internal exile” is not exclusively linke

Why Is Medicine So Expensive? 2019-02-10 09:30:03The prominence of high drug prices among current American grievances derives from three recent episodes. In 2014 Gilead Sciences brought out Sovaldi,

Olmec 2019-02-10 09:00:55The bone-crushing pain of turning into a jaguar: palpable in the shaman’s cleft head carved in basalt or jade; in his downturned squared-off ope

Syria’s Torture Photos: Witness to Atrocity 2019-02-09 05:58:26Caesar thought, or at least hoped, that the photographs showing Syrian torture victims would lead to the toppling of Assad. But the Caesar photographs

The Secret Streets of Brassaï & Louis Stettner 2019-02-08 02:00:51Two retrospectives at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art demonstrate the relationship between two different but equally diligent photographers of t

‘Our Bodies Were Born into Hard Labor’ 2019-02-07 09:00:12Of herself, Sarah Smarsh writes, “I was the proverbial teen pregnancy, my very existence the mark of poverty. I was in a poor girl’s linin

America’s Original Identity Politics 2019-02-07 02:00:21We hear a great deal these days about the right’s hostility to “identity politics.” In this framing, the election of 2016 was a popu

The Star of the Silken Screen 2019-02-06 04:00:38Andy Warhol combined social and pictorial intelligence in a way not seen in this country since John Singer Sargent. In one of the most unexpected arti

Giving Voice to Guadeloupe 2019-02-06 02:00:10The law of 1946, known as the law of assimilation, initiated by the poet Aimé Césaire, transformed the island from a colony into a Frenc

The Fatal Ensnaring of Dan DePew 2019-02-05 02:00:15Sexual panic permeated the 1980s, dictating who was criminalized and who got locked up, and for what behaviors. Poking around in newspaper databases i

‘The Pain Never Went Away’ 2019-02-04 01:00:41The problems had started in the factory where you worked. I described it in my first novel, The End of Eddy: one afternoon we got a call from the fact

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'Unexampled Courage' Tells The Story That Inspired Integration 2019-02-18 18:16:36A new book tells how the blinding of a black Army veteran after World War II by a South Carolina police chief helped lead to the desegregation of the

From Friends To School, 'Under Pressure' Helps Teenage 2019-02-18 17:34:00NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with clinical psychologist Lisa Damour about her new book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxie

'Tram Car 015' Is A Delightful Ride 2019-02-18 07:00:23P. Djèlí Clark's novella about about two supernatural investigators on the trail of a malign spirit in a magical alternate Cairo packs

'Antisemitism: Here And Now' Author Discusses Resurgence Of 2019-02-17 17:22:00In an interview with NPR's Michel Martin about her new book Antisemitism: Here and Now historian Deborah Lipstadt discusses the recent resurgence of

How I Made It: A 'Rap Dad' on 2019-02-17 12:57:19Growing up in the 80s and 90s, Juan Vidal looked for life guidance in the lyrics of his favorite hip-hop icons.

This 'Cassandra' Prophesies Disaster But Never Reflects On 2019-02-17 10:00:19Sharma Shields' new novel follows a young woman working at a secretive nuclear research center during World War II. She has terrible premonitions of

A Chance Meeting Changes Lives In Sophie Kinsella's 2019-02-17 08:12:00The author of the bestselling Shopaholic series is back, with a new novel about a woman who's addicted not to shopping but to fixing the lives of the

In 'The City In The Middle Of The 2019-02-17 07:00:24Charlie Jane Anders' new novel, set on an inhospitable alien planet, is about rebels, smugglers and lobster-like monsters, but also about how grand p

Former Teacher Blames Education Policymakers For Atlanta Cheating 2019-02-16 17:07:00Shani Robinson was one of 11 Atlanta teachers convicted of altering standardized test results in 2015. In None of the Above, she pleads her innocence

'Eugene V. Debs' Resurrects A Stubborn Question: Why 2019-02-16 10:00:20Turn-of-the-last-century labor leader Eugene V. Debs lead an interesting life — but this graphic biography misses plenty of opportunities to ren

Pitchaya Sudbanthad On 'Bangkok Wakes To Rain' 2019-02-16 08:15:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pitchaya Sudbanthad about his novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain. The book threads the history of Thailand with the mod

Real Life Provides The Origin Story In 'Comics 2019-02-16 07:00:22Faith Erin Hick's sweet new YA novel is reminiscent of the real-life conflict between Batman co-creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger — and asks wh

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