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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.

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 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.

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.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2019-11-11 05:00:00“The Lost Art of Scripture,” “Shadow Network,” “The Revisioners,” and “The Book of Daniel.”

“The Trip,” by Weike Wang 2019-11-11 05:00:00Fiction by Weike Wang: “He didn’t think it was fear. He told her what he thought it was. Ignorance leads to fear, she said.”

From Little Englanders to Brexiteers 2019-11-11 05:00:00Isaac Chotiner writes about how Britain’s imperial decline led to today’s populist eruption, and to a crisis that may never fully be resol

Bruce Gilden’s Gritty Vision of a Lost New 2019-11-10 06:00:00Chris Wiley on the street photographer Bruce Gilden’s new book, “Lost and Found,” which includes recently discovered pictures from t

Sunday Reading: Veterans’ Stories 2019-11-10 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Ian Frazier, Peter C. Baker, Robin Wright, David Finkel, Sue Halpern, and Ben McGrath on veterans and t

Man and Things 2019-11-08 06:00:00In a speech drawn from the book “Think, Write, Speak,” Vladimir Nabokov discusses the relationship between humans and things.

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The best fiction books of 2019 end the 2019-12-06 14:18:16Monitor reviewers share the titles that stood out, including two impressive debut novels and stories centered on global themes.

‘My Penguin Year’ tells a compelling tale of 2019-12-03 17:28:47Lindsay McCrae missed the birth of his son to film in Antarctica. It made him appreciate the role that male penguins play in raising the chicks.

The unthinkable sinkable Titanic marked the end of 2019-12-03 16:58:06In “The Ship of Dreams,” Gareth Russell explores the excess and hubris that characterized the Edwardian age through the lives of six passe

‘The Movie Musical!’ dances through the heyday of 2019-12-03 16:20:11Jeanine Basinger‘s sweeping history casts an insightful, and affectionate, eye over decades of films that defined their eras.

The unheralded women of the Disney Studios 2019-11-25 21:51:50In “The Queens of Animation,” Nathalia Holt takes a fascinating look at the women behind Disney classics like “Cinderella” and

A bounty of books to spark adventures for 2019-11-25 06:00:00Friendship, culture, and travel enliven the best picture books of 2019. And tweens will be pulled into our entertaining middle-grade picks.

Scripture as an art form? Q&A with Karen 2019-11-22 12:15:34Former Roman Catholic nun and religion scholar Karen Armstrong discusses the practical side of faith in her latest book, “The Lost Art of Script

National Book Awards 2019 celebrate the vitality of 2019-11-22 10:24:09A diverse group of writers was recognized by the National Book Foundation for shaping the literary landscape over the past year.

The new canon of #MeToo 2019-11-18 15:14:23Several new books seek to define the values of #MeToo. Will they change popular consciousness, or turn suffering into forgettable entertainment?

Four audiobooks to keep you company 2019-11-18 09:25:13Turn up the volume (and the heat) with this month’s selections, including a spine-tingling thriller and a complicated mystery.

10 books to get you feeling grateful for 2019-11-14 15:16:24Winter is a time to look back on the year and prepare for the future. Get in a thoughtful mood with the 10 best books of November 2019.

‘The Boundless Sea’ explores centuries of ocean voyaging 2019-11-12 18:43:48David Abulafia’s sweeping history “The Boundless Sea” touches on great explorers as well as war, trade, and migration.

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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