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The Birthplace Of 'Harry Potter' Isn't Where You 2020-05-22 15:36:39Author J.K. Rowling clears up this and a host of other Riddikulus rumors.

How The Publishing World Is Staying Afloat During 2020-05-21 05:45:35Quarantine may be a golden opportunity to finally read "War and Peace" — but it's not an easy time for the book industry.

Matthew Whitaker's Time As Trump’s Attorney General Was 2020-05-21 05:45:35The former acting head of the Justice Department doesn't reveal much about his time in office, but does praise Trump a lot.

An Official ‘Friends’ Cookbook Is Coming, So Get 2020-05-20 22:22:37The one with all the recipes.

How To Ditch The Diet Mentality Forever And 2020-05-20 05:45:19Diet culture creates a toxic relationship with food and exercise. This advice can help you break free from it all.

John Lithgow Taunts Rudy Giuliani, 'Trumpty Dumpty' Donald 2020-05-15 07:30:16The actor previewed “Trumpty Dumpty Wanted A Crown" on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

21 Book, TV, Film And Podcast Suggestions For 2020-05-12 16:34:28For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we asked for recommendations of what to read or watch to connect with AAPI community and culture.

Fauci Inspired Steamy Scientist Character In 1991 Romance 2020-05-06 00:34:33Sally Quinn said the "amazing" scientist in her bestseller was modeled after the infectious disease expert, whom she "just fell in love with" at a

François Clemmons Knows How To Look For The 2020-05-02 06:00:05In his new memoir, "Officer Clemmons," the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” regular wants everyone to know what it was like to be a B

Key West Cancels Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Because Of 2020-05-01 19:12:51The three-night competition, which had been scheduled for July 23-25, typically attracts more than 100 burly, bearded contestants from around the worl

‘Normal People’ Is The Prestige Show Teen Romance 2020-04-29 18:10:58Hulu's adaptation of Sally Rooney's bestselling novel elevates familiar tropes and uses them to break (and then unbreak) your heart.

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Eavan Boland in The New Yorker 2020-04-29 15:47:32Hannah Aizenman writes about the work of the Irish poet Eavan Boland, who died in April, and whose work appeared in The New Yorker for over thirty yea

Elisa Gonzalez Reads Czeslaw Milosz 2020-04-29 06:00:00On The New Yorker’s Poetry Podcast, the poet Elisa Gonzalez joins Kevin Young to discuss “Gathering Apricots,” by Czeslaw Milosz, an

Two Paths for the Comic Novel (and the 2020-04-27 13:58:07Katy Waldman suggests humorous reads to check out during the coronavirus pandemic, including the works of P. G. Wodehouse and Richard Russo.

The Man Who Thought Too Fast 2020-04-27 06:00:00Anthony Gottlieb on the philosopher, economist, and mathematician Frank Ramsey, who was one of the greatest minds of the last century. 

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2020-04-27 06:00:00“A Thousand Moons,” “How Much of These Hills Is Gold,” “The Hot Hand,” and “What Is the Grass.”

Allan Gurganus on His Interest in Epidemics 2020-04-27 06:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews the author Allan Gurganus about his short story “The Wish for a Good Young Country Doctor,” from the May 4, 20

Did John Bolton Outfox Himself on His Own 2020-04-26 06:00:00Jeffrey Toobin writes about the former national-security adviser John Bolton and his forthcoming tell-all book, whose release is delayed as the White

Sunday Reading: In Appreciation of New York City 2020-04-26 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Alexandra Schwartz, James Thurber, Joseph Mitchell, Janet Malcolm, Calvin Trillin, and Ian Frazier that

My Father’s Voice from Paris 2020-04-25 06:00:00Alexander Maksik writes about talking to his father, who has likely contracted COVID-19, on the phone and about reading “Orphic Paris,”&nb

Mike Davis in the Age of Catastrophe 2020-04-24 15:38:59Dana Goodyear writes about the prognostic abilities of the radical-left historian Mike Davis, the author of “City of Quartz,” “

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Sonata in F Minor, K.183: Allegro 2020-05-21 04:30:47[Domenico Scarlatti, Daria van den Bercken] Car tires rush through and announce the rain. You can hear the shuffling of someone street sweeping in the

Holes 2020-05-21 04:30:36In the midst of a continual program of demolition and reconstruction, we noticed, one summer, that our city had begun to replicate, via its infrastruc

What Kind of Country Do We Want? 2020-05-21 04:30:30Here is the first question that must be asked: What have we done with America? Over the decades we have consented, passively for the most part, to a k

My Quarantine: More Time Now? 2020-05-21 03:00:10I often get tired of talking (especially to my mother—sorry mom!!) but three times a week, over FaceTime, my mother and I do a workout she found

A Publicist in the Old Sense 2020-05-21 03:00:08To the Editors: In my review of Glenn O’Brien’s Intelligence for Dummies, I referred in passing to O’Brien as a “publicist.&rd

‘Almost Certain’ 2020-05-21 03:00:03To the Editors: Jed Perl, in his review of the Félix Fénéon show at MoMA, speaks of how most historians who have looked at the ev

FaceTime, With Lipstick 2020-05-20 03:00:56There is more to “looking good” than mere frivolity or the wish to be desirable to men. For many women, feminist or otherwise, making an e

The Trouble with Comparisons 2020-05-19 03:00:24Comparison to Nazism and fascism imminently threatening to topple democracy distracts us from how we made Trump over decades, and implies that the coe

How ‘Jakarta’ Became the Codeword for US-Backed Mass 2020-05-18 03:00:29What happened in Brazil in 1964 and Indonesia in 1965 may have been the most important victories of the cold war for the side that ultimately won&mdas

Getting Away With It 2020-05-17 02:30:59Though Dickens is often invoked as a point of comparison for writers of wildly varying styles and quality, Nell Zink may be the contemporary writer wh

Botch on the Rhine 2020-05-17 02:00:06In The Battle of Arnhem, Antony Beevor has compiled a meticulous, wonderfully vivid, and justly angry account of one of the great cock-ups of World Wa

Luchita Hurtado’s Persistent Perspective 2020-05-16 03:00:47It wasn’t until Luchita Hurtado was ninety-nine years old that she would witness the opening of her first museum retrospective. Titled “I

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Hillary Without Bill? 'Rodham' Imagines What Could Have 2020-05-17 07:24:00Curtis Sittenfeld's latest novel imagines a life for Hillary Rodham in which she turns down Bill Clinton's proposals and forges a career for herself

Finding Love — And Feeling Worthy Of It 2020-05-17 07:00:07Kacen Callender's new young adult novel centers on a queer, trans teen trying to find out who's behind a traumatizing transphobic act — a ques

Reflecting On A Friendship Between A Lion Of 2020-05-16 07:28:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Benjamin Taylor about his memoir, "Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth."

Classic Literature Meets Modern Teen Drama In 'By 2020-05-16 07:00:30In Amanda Sellet's charming young adult romance, a teenage bookworm transfers to the local public high school and discovers that the literary classic

Remembering Ian Whitcomb, An Eccentric Singer-Songwriter Who Became 2020-05-14 13:45:24Whitcomb, who died April 19, had the 1965 novelty hit, "You Turn Me On," but soon after devoted himself to writing books about early American popula

What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Can Tell Us 2020-05-14 13:45:24John Barry, author of the 2004 book, The Great Influenza, draws parallels between today's pandemic and the flu of 1918. In both cases, he says, "the

'Wuhan Diary' Brings Account Of China's Coronavirus Outbreak 2020-05-14 00:01:15Before COVID-19 engulfed the Chinese city of Wuhan, Fang Fang was already an award-winning novelist. But her chronicle of the lockdown of her hometown

Doctor With Rare Disease And No Answers Decides 2020-05-13 14:02:36David Fajgenbaum was diagnosed with Castleman disease as a medical student. In Chasing My Cure, he recounts crowd-sourcing his own treatment with a gl

'Here We Are': What Would Philip Roth Have 2020-05-13 10:29:44Benjamin Taylor, one of Roth's closest friends during the last decades of his life, has written a memoir that rekindles Roth's voice: brilliant, pro

'Funny Weather' Asks What Art Can Do In 2020-05-13 04:59:28At her best, Olivia Laing turns criticism into an elevated form of hospitality: Like a good party host, she introduces you to someone, tells you what

Writer Thomas Pierce Suggests A Book To Read 2020-05-12 15:53:00American author Thomas Pierce shares how the coronavirus crisis has affected his writing and what he has been reading during the pandemic.

Saddled With Student Loans, Bestselling Author Worries, 'I 2020-05-12 12:15:08Michael Arceneaux graduated from Howard University in 2007 with more than $100,000 of private student loan debt. He reflects on how that debt has shap

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