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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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His appetite was legendary, his influence on food 2020-10-13 17:29:25James Beard championed American cuisine, mentored chefs, wrote cookbooks. His personal life was a struggle, as biographer John Birdsall explores.

Don’t write off Big Oil: The geopolitics of 2020-10-13 11:28:37Daniel Yergin’s “The New Map” provides a guide through the energy landscape, but gives short shrift to methane emissions and environ

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.

From sports violence to scandals, what’s a fan 2020-09-24 17:11:00In “Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back,” Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson explain how to remain a fan while recognizi

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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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'Black Sun' Offers A Fantasy Set In Ancient 2020-10-16 16:07:00NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with writer Rebecca Roanhorse about her new book, Black Sun, which takes inspiration from ancient pre-Columbian Indigenous ci

The Complicated Role Of Black Leaders In Shaping 2020-10-16 15:00:32In Locking Up Our Own, James Forman Jr. explains the role that Black leaders, from prosecutors to legislators, have played in mass incarceration&mdash

Underestimating These 'Maids' Is A Fatal Mistake 2020-10-15 07:00:30Katie Skelly's uncanny new graphic novel retells the real-life story of sisters Christine and Léa Papin, who were working as maids when they b

In 'American Crisis,' New York Gov. Cuomo Gives 2020-10-14 16:01:00In his new book American Crisis, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo describes how his state battled coronavirus after it became an epicenter — and what

'The National Road' Takes Readers On A Trip 2020-10-14 13:50:00Teacher and writer Tom Zoellner has logged tens of thousands of miles zigzagging the continent with, a small tent and backpack, investigating American

'This Is An Opportunity': Fareed Zakaria On 'Lessons 2020-10-13 12:49:51The CNN host and author says COVID-19 has widened the inequality gap. "The most important piece of what the federal government can do is to stabilize

'Shelter In Place' Is An Ill-Mannered Comedy Of 2020-10-13 07:00:17David Leavitt's new novel Shelter in Place aims for sparkling social comedy — but it's let down by a cast of privileged, shallow characters yo

In 'Missionaries,' Phil Klay Explores How 'Wars Bleed 2020-10-11 07:52:00In a new novel, the National Book Award winner takes readers around the world — from the chaos in Iraq and Afghanistan to turmoil in rural Colom

Author Heather Cabot On 'How Marijuana Went Mainstream' 2020-10-10 17:18:00NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Heather Cabot about her latest book, The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstre

'The Code For Love And Heartbreak' Isn't 'Emma' 2020-10-10 10:00:06Jillian Cantor's new YA novel lifts some of the elements of Jane Austen's classic — like character names — wholesale. But you'll enjoy

In 'Fauci,' An Up Close Look At 'America's 2020-10-10 07:39:00Scott Simon speaks with Michael Specter, a staff writer at the New Yorker, about his new biography about Dr. Anthony Fauci and his career as one Ameri

Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o Says Prison Formed Him As 2020-10-10 07:39:00Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is a perennial favorite for the Literature Nobel. He hasn't won yet — but he does have a new book out, a novel in

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