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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

Eric Hobsbawm, the Communist Who Explained History 2019-05-09 05:00:00Corey Robin writes on Eric Hobsbawm, a lifelong Marxist and one of the world’s most renowned historians, and the historian Richard Evans’s

My House in Cairo 2019-05-07 15:47:56Peter Hessler writes about his family’s home in Cairo, Egypt, which he calls the spiderweb building, and connecting with its occupants from prio

Science Fiction Doesn’t Have to Be Dystopian 2019-05-06 05:00:00Joyce Carol Oates on Ted Chiang’s new collection of stories, in which technology can be a force for human and robotic good.  

“Brawler,” by Lauren Groff 2019-05-06 05:00:00Fiction by Lauren Groff: “The girl put her food on the floor, and lifted her mother. She was a skin bag with chalk in it, far too light to be hu

" ‘That the Earth is suspended . . 2019-05-06 05:00:00Poetry by Rosanna Warren: “The world is in flux / said Anaximander.”

A Village Doctor’s Literary Calling 2019-05-06 05:00:00Maxim Osipov finds inspiration in a rural Russian town, Joshua Yaffa writes.

Lauren Groff on the Animal Ecstasy of Athletics 2019-05-06 05:00:00Cressida Leyshon speaks with Lauren Groff about “Brawler,” her short story from the May 13, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

“Visiting San Francisco,” by Vijay Seshadri 2019-05-06 05:00:00Poetry by Vijay Seshadri: “I wanted to curl up / in the comfortable cosmic melancholy of my past.”

Sunday Reading: The Brain 2019-05-05 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Oliver Sacks, Margaret Talbot, Burkhard Bilger, Elif Batuman, Michael Specter, and Christine Kenneally

The Coming-of-Age Tale That Inspired Mayor Pete to 2019-05-02 14:00:54Katy Waldman writes about “Naïve. Super,” by Erlend Loe—the book that inspired Pete Buttigieg to learn Norwegian.

Emma Cline Reads Miranda July 2019-05-01 00:00:00Emma Cline joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Metal Bowl,” by Miranda July, from a 2017 issue of The New Yorker.

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‘Working’ is the quintessential biographer's instruction manual 2019-05-11 10:06:48‘Working’ is the quintessential biographer's instruction manual

Author Dani Shapiro grapples with a world remade 2019-05-11 10:06:48Author Dani Shapiro grapples with a world remade by a DNA test in 'Inheritance'

In ‘Our Man,’ a beautifully written tale of 2019-05-11 10:06:48Richard 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 2019-05-11 10:06:48A reader looks for books that are similar to ‘The Story of Britain.’ Among others, we recommend ‘A Brief History of France&rsqu

What's George Washington's legacy? A military historian answers. 2019-05-11 10:06:48Robert O’Connell, author of ‘Revolutionary: George Washington at War,’ explains how the first American president left such a strong

‘K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches’ 2019-05-11 10:06:48‘K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches’ is 100% in the zone

‘Save Me the Plums’ is a tantalizing insider 2019-05-11 10:06:48‘Save Me the Plums’ is a tantalizing insider memoir

Her mother successfully ran numbers in 1970s Detroit 2019-05-11 10:06:48Her mother successfully ran numbers in 1970s Detroit

In search of mysteries set in Egypt or 2019-05-11 10:06:48A reader looks for book recommendations that explore life in Egypt or Iran. Our suggestions include 'The Makana Investigation' series.

April’s 10 best books to bring on Spring 2019-05-11 10:06:48We recommend an excellent history of the Apollo 11 mission, Alexander McCall Smith’s foray into the Scandinavian crime novel genre, and other ge

Military wives fought to bring their husbands home 2019-05-11 10:06:48'The League of Wives' traces the challenges they faced, including stonewalling by Congress and dismissal by Pentagon brass.

‘Shakespeare’s Library’ imagines the Bard’s bookshelves 2019-05-11 10:06:48‘Shakespeare’s Library’ imagines the Bard’s bookshelves

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Kathy Acker: A Study in the Sadeian Woman 2019-05-10 03:00:11Kathy Acker was nothing if not a mistress of the contradictions of being woman, a post-punk amalgam of de Sade’s masochistic Justine, virtuous i

In Love with Multiplicity 2019-05-09 10:30:30Close to half a million people saw the huge Bruegel exhibition in Vienna marking the 450th anniversary of the artist’s death. Pieter Bruegel the

Lost Calcutta 2019-05-09 08:00:59The first visit I made to Calcutta that I can remember was over Christmas in 1981. I was seven. It had been exactly twenty-five years since my grandfa

‘A Funeral Cry at Noon’: Louis MacNeice’s Carrickfergus 2019-05-08 09:35:25A few family mementos in the municipal museum are almost the extent of Louis MacNeice’s legacy here. No streets, pubs, or parks are named after

America’s Growing Gender Jail Gap 2019-05-07 03:00:54Almost two out of every three women in jail have not been convicted of a crime, and are awaiting resolution of their cases. In many parts of the count

What Turing Told Us About the Digital Threat 2019-05-06 02:00:40It is not just that we are staring at our phones as catastrophe looms. It is that by staring at our phones we are collaborating with our hydrocarbon a

Resistance to Immunity 2019-05-05 07:30:37Not far from the hospital in Edinburgh where I work there’s a graveyard; it can be a calm, if morbid, place to reflect after a tough shift. Pass

O Billionaires! 2019-05-05 07:00:00Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Howard Schultz: all three of these billionaire-politicians began their careers in that semicivilized field of aggress

Devan Shimoyama’s Vision of a Dazzling Black Future 2019-05-04 03:00:24In the paintings that appear in Devan Shimoyama's “Shh…,” a small recent show at De Buck Gallery in New York City, figures are por

‘They Will Remember Us’: The Miners of Black Harlan 2019-05-03 07:26:36The black former miners of Lynch, Kentucky, are troubled that no one knows their stories. The nation’s news media, and even the publishers of li

It’s Not About Sex 2019-05-02 12:00:45Every year, on December 17, sex workers from Bombay to Zagreb gather to demand that the world stop killing their colleagues. The International Day to

A Different Kind of Emergency 2019-05-02 08:30:39President Trump appears to be testing the American political system’s tolerance for soft dictatorship through the cavalier—and potentially