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In Laura Sims’s “Looker,” a Sad Voyeur Mistakes 2019-01-16 12:00:00Katy Waldman reviews the poet Laura Sims’s novel “Looker,” which is centered on a female voyeur, a figure who inspires pity and fear

The Two Faces of Suicide 2019-01-16 11:10:20Barrett Swanson writes on “Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves,” a new book by the research psychologist Jesse Bering, and the biological and

Sally Wen Mao Writes Visionary Poems for a 2019-01-14 05:00:00Dan Chiasson reviews “Oculus,” which explores what it means to see and be seen in a digital age, when everyone’s watching.

How the Idea of Hell Has Shaped the 2019-01-14 05:00:00For centuries, we’ve given lavish attention to the specifics of punishment, and left Heaven woefully under-sketched, Vinson Cunningham writes.

“Cliffhanging,” by Vijay Seshadri 2019-01-14 05:00:00Poetry by Vijay Seshadri: “You said before you died that this would happen. / Thanks for the warning.”

“Do Not Stop,” by Salvatore Scibona 2019-01-14 05:00:00Fiction by Salvatore Scibona: “He heard a whistle and saw his truck blow up and he figured he would be here at Khe Sanh awhile longer.&rdqu

A Book That Captures the Singular Life of 2019-01-14 05:00:00Jon Lee Anderson reviews Lindsey Hilsum’s biography “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.”

The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels 2019-01-14 05:00:00Panel by panel, a Chicago cartoonist has been chronicling some of the darkest aspects of modern life, D. T. Max writes.

Salvatore Scibona on the Difference Between Fiction and 2019-01-14 05:00:00Willing Davidson speaks to Salvatore Scibona about “Do Not Stop,” his short story from the January 14, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

“I give in to an old desire,” by 2019-01-14 05:00:00Poetry by Toi Derricotte: “I lost so much / of the world’s beauty.”

Sunday Reading: The Journey 2019-01-13 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Jake Halpern, Nicholas Schmidle, Lauren Collins, Alexis Okeowo, Ben Taub, and Sarah Stillman about the

Why Philly Loves the Eagles’ Big Nick Foles, 2019-01-11 15:00:00John Seabrook on Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, who has led the team to a Super Bowl win in 2018.

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Amid injustice, unforgettable images 2018-12-21 09:47:34Amid injustice, unforgettable images

Elaine Pagels is famous for asking hard questions. 2018-12-21 09:47:34The scholar’s professional life has been about challenging orthodox ways of thinking about Christianity. In her new book, she shows the personal

Witty banter optional: The no-pressure, no-homework book club 2018-12-21 09:47:34The solitary act of reading becomes more social – and maybe a little more competitive – at a typical book club. Here’s a middle-grou

Private moments laced with social commentary in 'Lars 2018-12-21 09:47:34Private moments laced with social commentary in 'Lars Tunbjörk'

Ten football books for the season’s home stretch 2018-12-21 09:47:34From a 50th anniversary retrospective of Joe Namath’s Super Bowl Jets to a multigenerational look at one family’s experiences in the Ivy L

Training his lens on social justice 2018-12-21 09:47:34Training his lens on social justice

How author Jarrett Krosoczka illustrates gratitude – on 2018-12-21 09:47:34Jarrett Krosoczka’s recent memoir is about growing up with a parent struggling with addiction. But its messages for young people focus on resili

Monitor staff picks the best 2018 nonfiction titles 2018-12-21 09:47:34Rick Bragg's 'The Best Cook in the World' and 'Enlightenment Now' by Steven Pinker were two of our favorites for this year. 

The best fiction reads of 2018: the Monitor's 2018-12-21 09:47:34A reimagining of 'Beowulf' and Anne Tyler's latest are two of the works of fiction that made the cut for our list.

As the Spanish book market grows, women-led startups 2018-12-21 09:47:34US sales of children's Spanish-language books rose 6 percent over the past year, while overall Spanish-language books rose 15 percent. As America's

Novel perspectives on Israeli-Palestinian conflict 2018-12-21 09:47:34Millennial writers with Israeli and Palestinian heritage living in the US are forging new ways of looking at the conflict.

'The Eternal City' chronicles Rome's inimitable history 2018-12-21 09:47:34'The Eternal City' chronicles Rome's inimitable history

The New York Review of Books

‘Reeducating’ Xinjiang’s Muslims 2019-01-17 07:00:27In a courtroom in Zharkent, Kazakhstan, in July 2018, a former kindergarten principal named Sayragul Sauytbay calmly described what Chinese officials

Shooting Down A Legend 2019-01-17 06:30:36To the Editors: Alan Hollinghurst repeats the popular legend that Lord Arran, who sponsored in the British Parliament the law that partially decrimina

Novels as History 2019-01-17 06:30:01To the Editors: Recently, Professor Robert Paxton did me the honor of writing a wide-ranging review of The Order of the Day, ending with a brutal conc

Arguing Affirmative Action 2019-01-17 06:30:00To the Editors: A rule against racial discrimination might prevent such discrimination from recurring, but it will not eradicate and may even perpetua

Welcome to El Paso 2019-01-17 02:00:54The neighborhood at the border crossing in El Paso is called “ Chihuahuita,” Little Chihuahua. I wear an NYPD press credential, which has

Paris Pastoral: A City Recultivated 2019-01-16 02:00:44Located just north of Paris, the administrative department of Seine-Saint-Denis is France’s poorest and most ethnically diverse. Its Brutalist p

Bonfire of the Bathroom Vanities 2019-01-15 10:00:06In Lake Success, his new novel, Gary Shteyngart has shifted to recognizably American soil, specifically the United States that rolls beneath the wheel

Matthew Whitaker: The Ethical Mire of Trump’s Top 2019-01-15 01:00:24When Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker accepted the role of overseeing the Mueller investigation, he failed to disclose to Department of Justic

The Radical Empathy of Amos Oz 2019-01-14 02:00:40Although I had come of age in Habonim, a Jewish youth movement dedicated to the ideals of the kibbutz and steeped in Labor Zionism, I could have decid

‘Roma’: Through Cuarón’s Intimate Lens 2019-01-12 02:00:37Roma is an act of understanding—an investigation by director Alfonso Cuarón of where he came from, and of what and who made him—and

The Tender Nostalgia of ‘Cold War’ 2019-01-11 02:00:31In Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski deploys his artistic echoes skillfully—his allusions are deliberate, simultaneously affectionate and ironic&

The Long War Against a Gay ‘Cure’ 2019-01-10 02:00:51A Harvard-trained astronomer fired from his job in the Army Map Service in 1957 because of his sexual orientation, Frank Kameny was the first person t

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Feel The Fear — And Read It Anyway: 2019-01-16 16:17:00Marianne Power decided to read one self-help book a month, for a year — and follow the advice in each, to the letter. She says it became a much

'Joy Enough' Recalls A Daughter's All-Encompassing Love For 2019-01-16 10:51:00Sarah McColl unstintingly puts her heart on the page as she reflects on caring for her dying mother, with whom she is unimaginably close, as her marri

'Fence' Shows That In Sports, Sometimes It's Not 2019-01-16 07:00:28C.S. Pacat's comic about rivalries and relationships in the overheated world of elite high school fencers stars a brash outsider up against a sleek y

Building Walls Are Not A Solution To A 2019-01-16 05:04:00NPR's Noel King talks to Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, about the political and cultural effects of installing ba

Episode #1903 2019-01-15 13:54:52Immortal Technique, Taina and Reyna Grande's New Memoir

'Ghost Wall' Is An Eerie Coming-Of-Age Tale That 2019-01-15 13:18:00Sarah Moss' beautifully written novel is set in the 1970s in the rugged countryside of the far north of England, where a group of campers are reenact

'Inheritance' Investigates A Family Secret, With Self-Discovery At 2019-01-15 07:01:00Dani Shapiro, at age 54, is shocked to learn that the man she thought was her biological father wasn't a blood relative. Her memoir, a quest for the

'Muhammad: Forty Introductions' Isn't Setting Out To Satisfy 2019-01-15 05:01:22Michael Muhammad Knight's new book on the religious figure is designed to seduce, educate, and irritate its audience into curiosity about Islam and M

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 2019-01-14 13:07:00Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Bec

After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of 2019-01-14 04:58:00Literary scholar Robert Alter says he didn't think the existing English translations of the Bible did justice to the original Hebrew. So he spent nea

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber Gets 'Shameless' About Sex 2019-01-13 17:21:03Bolz-Weber's new book pulls from her own experiences, stories told by her parishioners and the Bible itself for an examination of the way conservativ

Keeping A Famous Theater's Myth Alive In 'Showtime 2019-01-13 10:00:18This new graphic adaptation of Ted Fox's history of the Apollo Theater captures countless electrifying performances, but goes easy on the grittier as

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