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Roddy Doyle Reads “Life Without Children” 2020-10-13 06:00:00On the “Writer’s Voice” podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author Roddy Doyle, who reads his story “Life Without Children,&rd

The United States of Dolly Parton 2020-10-12 06:00:00A voice for working-class women and an icon for all kinds of women, Parton has maintained her star power throughout life phases and political cycles,

Roddy Doyle on Writing from the Pandemic 2020-10-12 06:00:00Cressida Leyshon interviews the author Roddy Doyle about “Life Without Children,” his story from the October 19, 2020, issue of The New Yo

The Heartsick Hilarity of John Berryman’s Letters 2020-10-12 06:00:00Tracking the poet’s chaotic, self-destructive life, his correspondence strains toward the condition of music, Anthony Lane writes.

Philosophy in the Shadow of Nazism 2020-10-12 06:00:00After the First World War, the members of the Vienna Circle tried to put European thought on a rigorously logical footing. Then th

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2020-10-12 06:00:00“The Spymasters,” “Having and Being Had,” “The Perfect Nine,” and “Missionaries.”

Sunday Reading: Our Far-Flung Correspondents 2020-10-11 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive: pieces by John McPhee, Jennie Erin Smith, Ian Frazier, Rebecca Solnit, and Ian Parker about the distant regions t

Nobel Laureate Louise Glück in The New Yorker 2020-10-09 17:02:06Hannah Aizenman tracks Louise Glück’s poetic trajectory through her work in The New Yorker.

How Louise Glück, Nobel Laureate, Became Our Poet 2020-10-08 13:44:15Dan Chiasson writes about the poetry of Louise Glück, who was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The D. H. Lawrence We Forgot 2020-10-08 06:00:00Frances Wilson discusses the rise and fall of D. H. Lawrence’s literary stature.

David Rabe Reads “Suffocation Theory” 2020-10-06 06:00:00On the “Writer’s Voice” podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author David Rabe, who reads his story “Suffocation Theory,”

David Rabe on Nightmares in Daily Life 2020-10-05 06:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews the author David Rabe about “Suffocation Theory,” his story from the October 12, 2020, issue of The New Yorker

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Q&A with with Alan Mikhail, author of ‘God’s 2020-10-09 17:21:27His book about Sultan Selim I restores the Ottomans to their place in the making of the modern world and as a cultural force to be reckoned with.

Q&A with with David Michaelis, author of ‘Eleanor’ 2020-10-09 17:04:26America’s longest-serving first lady brought people’s everyday concerns to the White House, and made government seem more approachable.

Make an October date with Eleanor Roosevelt, Cary 2020-10-07 15:31:00The 10 best books of October make good company, from newly translated fiction to thoughtful and entertaining biographies.

The papyrus, the professor, and a scandal that 2020-10-06 17:37:33Journalist Ariel Sabar explores the story of a respected Bible scholar who believed she had proof that Christ Jesus and Mary Magdalen were married.

Notre Dame cathedral survived fire, war, and Napoleon’s 2020-10-06 13:36:15In “Notre-Dame: The Soul of Paris,” Agnès Poirier charts the 800-year history of the cathedral, a symbol of hope and endurance arou

100 years on, it’s no mystery why Agatha 2020-10-02 11:44:30The Queen of Mystery’s legendary plot twists and beloved characters have inspired legions of fans – especially mystery authors.

‘Jack’ proves Marilynne Robinson’s gift for delineating character 2020-10-01 10:18:25The fourth novel set in fictional Gilead is a prequel of sorts, focusing on the black sheep of the Boughton family and his relationship with Della.

Displaced: ‘The Last Million’ refugees to leave Europe 2020-09-30 17:04:34Resettlement of refugees – among them 25,000 Jewish people – proceeded slowly, with many nations closing their doors.

‘Transcendent Kingdom’ offers quiet hope in the face 2020-09-29 12:13:00In Yaa Gyasi's second novel, the daughter of a troubled immigrant family finds a way to combine science and faith in her career as a neuroscientist.

The New York Review of Books

The Supreme Court We Need 2020-10-15 12:00:53Growing up in the shadow of the Kennedy administration, I watched in awe as people half a generation older headed to the exotic venues of the Peace Co

Women Not at Home 2020-10-15 12:00:53The Israeli writer Ronit Matalon, who died in 2017 at the age of fifty-eight, was the author of fragmentary but sweeping family novels. She was also a

Sound and Fury 2020-10-15 12:00:52In 2014, when I was an apprentice conductor with the Chicago Symphony, I first conducted that ensemble in public with an enormous projection of Pierre

Knives Out 2020-10-15 12:00:49As we were waiting on line at the Metropolitan Museum to get into the exhibition “Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle,” I told my friend

A Society on the Verge of a Nervous 2020-10-15 12:00:48I am too hurt by 2016 to trust. Four years of outrages against the Republic and Us, the People, from the chief crony on Pennsylvania Avenue have made

Cancer Under Capitalism 2020-10-15 12:00:47There are, according to the sociologist Arthur Frank, three kinds of illness narratives: the restitution narrative, the chaos narrative, and the quest

Republicans: The New Confederacy 2020-10-15 12:00:44Democracy works best when politics don’t mirror the country’s deepest social divisions, and all sides can accept defeat and a transition o

A Decent America 2020-10-15 12:00:39One lazy afternoon a few years ago, a woman my age was giving me acupuncture. We were talking about our childhoods and how America used to represent e

The Burning West 2020-10-15 12:00:39I knew that moving back to California this summer would be a funeral, but living the funeral is another thing entirely. Not long after I arrived in th

As Bad as It Gets 2020-10-15 12:00:35When I was six, an aunt gave me a book of fairy tales in which I discovered Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Fir Tree.” The story, whi

Power 2020-10-15 12:00:32Whitecaps. Two wind turbines turning, the third towering, still. Do the gulls know what is going on. What is going on. What should be. Elaborate fanta

The Illusion of Invincibility 2020-10-15 12:00:31People who have lived under the rule of a charismatic autocrat—caudillo may be the most precise word—have no trouble recognizing the natur

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Harold McGee Goes On A Sniffing Expedition For 2020-10-25 07:51:25NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with author Harold McGee about his new book, Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells.

'To Hold Up The Sky' Asks A Simple 2020-10-25 07:00:28Cixin Liu's latest collection — made up of several decades' worth of stories — showcases a science fiction that harks back to the earlie

New Book Examines How The First Amendment Sits 2020-10-24 17:19:00Right now, we have "an entire government apparatus designed to foster falsehoods," says editor Ellis Cose, who has written a new book, The Short Lif

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder On Her New Book, 2020-10-24 09:37:32Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, reflects on her past two decades of activism, the upcoming election and her new book, The Purpose of

Washington Irving's Headless Horseman Of Sleepy Hollow Turns 2020-10-24 07:50:00NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Elizabeth Bradley about the 200th anniversary of the publication of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Yes, There's Conflict — But No One's The 2020-10-24 07:50:00Bryan Washington's debut novel brings together an eclectic cast of characters who redefine family. He says he wanted to write about people operating

A New Picture Book Reminds Black Sons: You 2020-10-24 07:50:00When Derrick Barnes began writing children's books 15 years ago, he didn't see Black kids — boys in particular — depicted in positive, a

'Snapped' Grounds A Sparky Romance In Real-World Experience 2020-10-24 07:00:11Alexa Martin draws on her own life for the latest in her series of football-themed romances. Snapped deals with some of the problems that plague the s

Don DeLillo On New Novel, 'The Silence' 2020-10-23 16:16:00Ailsa Chang talks with Don DeLillo about his novel, The Silence.

What Code Switch Listeners Are Reading During The 2020-10-23 15:30:55Some want escapist reads to distract themselves during these times, while others are turning to books that lean into the darkness and dread of the pan