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“Do You Think You’re Not Involved?” The Racial 2020-07-11 06:00:00Casey Cep reviews “Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America,” Patrick Phillips’s investigation of the racial cleansing of Fo

Donald Trump, President Winning-by-Losing, Is, in Fact, Losing 2020-07-09 19:47:02Susan Glasser writes about how the coronavirus pandemic has further revealed Donald Trump’s seeming inability to process negative information an

Dana Canedy, the New Head of Simon & 2020-07-09 15:37:48Isaac Chotiner interviews Dana Canedy, the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes and soon-to-be publisher of Simon & Schuster, about the types of d

Director’s Cut 2020-07-09 06:00:00Etgar Keret writes a flash-fiction story, “Director’s Cut,” about a movie that takes seventy-three years to watch.

How Virginia Woolf Kept Her Brother Alive in 2020-07-08 06:00:00Kamran Javadizadeh on a series of letters a young Virginia Woolf wrote to a friend, in which she pretended that her brother hadn’t died; the let

Willa Cather’s Quietly Shattering War Novel 2020-07-07 13:28:27Alex Ross on Willa Cather’s war novel “One of Ours,” from 1922, which merged the flu pandemic of 1918 and the First World War into a

The Study That Debunks Most Anti-Abortion Arguments 2020-07-07 12:28:16Margaret Talbot writes about “The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abo

Sunday Reading: The State of American Democracy 2020-07-05 06:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive: pieces by Jill Lepore, Caleb Crain, Jelani Cobb, and Roger Angell about American democracy and people who have tr

Allegra Goodman Reads Eudora Welty 2020-07-01 06:00:00Allegra Goodman joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “No Place for You, My Love,” by Eudora Welty, from a 1952 issue of the magazine

Hari Kunzru Reads “A Transparent Woman” 2020-06-30 06:00:00On the “Writer’s Voice” podcast, Deborah Treisman hosts the author Hari Kunzru, who reads his story “A Transparent Woman,&rdq

Hari Kunzru on Privacy, Surveillance, and Paranoia 2020-06-29 06:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews the author Hari Kunzru about his short story “A Transparent Woman,” from the July 6, 2020, issue of The New Yo

What Happens When David Mitchell Writes a Rock 2020-06-29 06:00:00A conventional story of a band’s rise turns into a book on another plane entirely, Jonathan Dee writes.

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Multitude 2020-07-11 03:00:39It’s not strange for me to dream about crowds; on the contrary, my dreams tend to be full of extras who turn into secondary characters, and thes

The Novels of Tension Between Freedom and Disaster 2020-07-10 03:00:29With all these authors, the imprisoning apprehension of the dangers lurking behind every action only heightens the yearning for a free, full life. &ld

How to Fix Child Poverty 2020-07-09 10:00:12It’s been three decades since the Annie E. Casey Foundation published its first Kids Count report, an annual collection of statistics on child w

Putin’s Constitutional Tsarism 2020-07-09 09:37:17Russia being a strongman’s domain, Vladimir Putin could have achieved his goals, as he always has, simply by pulling on the various levers of hi

The Pro-Privatization Shock Therapy of the UK’s Covid 2020-07-08 05:59:53There is a larger game afoot in the UK government’s privatization-friendly Covid-19 response. The outsourcing bonanza has coincided with Britain

One Small Vote for Lockport, NY, One Giant 2020-07-07 11:28:09As we face the unprecedented circumstance of a presidential election during a pandemic, the right to vote by mail has a new urgency in protecting Amer

The Magic Mountains of the Acoma Pueblo and 2020-07-06 03:00:09In January, not long before the pandemic arrived, I traveled to the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, some sixty miles from Albuquerque. Acoma is maybe the

The Scandal of Our Drug Supply 2020-07-05 07:30:49Katherine Eban’s disquieting, often unnerving, and at times infuriating new book Bottle of Lies ranges across the pharmaceutical industry in sev

France: After Lockdown, the Street 2020-07-04 07:00:21When the lockdown—le confinement—finally began to lift on May 11, giving way to a tenuous period of reopening—le déconfinemen

Days in the Life of Tetsuya Noda 2020-07-04 03:00:22Born in 1940, Tetsuya Noda, one of Japan’s foremost print artists, began keeping illustrated diaries as a young boy, drawing and writing about g

Fiction and Responsibility 2020-07-03 11:30:40The Gringa, a recent novel by Andrew Altschul, raises an important question: Does fiction, particularly fiction that claims to be based on history, ha

‘The Most Ignorant and Unfit’: What Made America’s 2020-07-03 03:00:44Alexander Hamilton observed that “the only path to a subversion of the republican system of the Country is by flattering the prejudices of the p

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'Utopia Avenue,' The Greatest Sixties Band That Never 2020-07-11 07:54:00David Mitchell's new novel chronicles the rise and fall of fictional 1960s psychedelic rock band. He says he was drawn to both the music and the "da

Charlie Kaufman On His Strange New Debut Novel, 2020-07-11 07:54:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Charlie Kaufman about his new novel, Antkind, about film critic B. Rosenberger Rosenberg and his quest to recall a stra

You Know How 'Survivor Song' Will End. It's 2020-07-11 07:00:29Paul Tremblay's new novel, about a viral outbreak that locks down New England, hits close to home. Taking place over just a few hours, it's both a z

Dawn Wacek: How Can Libraries Be A Path 2020-07-10 08:04:31Are overdue library book fines necessary? Librarian Dawn Wacek wants all libraries to do away with overdue fines to make library services more inclusi

V: How Can An Authentic Apology Lead To 2020-07-10 08:04:31The playwright V, formerly known as Eve Ensler, survived horrific sexual violence as a child. Years later, she decided to write what she needed to hea

No Reading, No Peace: The Power Of Black 2020-07-10 07:00:14The difference between owning a book by a Black author and experiencing its power lies in reading it aloud — particularly for kids' books, whic

'The Beauty In Breaking' Chronicles Chaos And Healing 2020-07-09 13:51:40In a new memoir, Dr. Michele Harper writes about treating gunshot wounds, discovering evidence of child abuse — and drawing courage from her pat

'Jane Eyre' Meets 'Dracula' In This Sharp, Inventive 2020-07-09 12:31:17A young woman tries to free her cousin from a dangerous living situation in a crumbling family mansion in Silvia Moreno-Garcia's new novel. Mexican G

Gently Weird 'Collective Gravities' Grounds The Extraordinary In 2020-07-09 07:00:26Love isn't the main subject in Chloe N. Clark's debut collection, but it's an important one — these stories dig into the ways we evolve towar

'Unholy' Examines The Alliance Between White Evangelicals And 2020-07-08 13:21:13The president isn't known for his faith. Instead, author Sarah Posner says he connects with Evangelicals by voicing the legal, social, religious and

If Surprise Makes A Great Novel, 'Antkind' Is 2020-07-08 07:00:11Charlie Kaufman's doorstopper new novel could only have been written by Charlie Kaufman — which may seem vague, but we promise it fits the unap

Dana Canedy Is 1st Black Person To Head 2020-07-08 05:01:00Simon & Schuster has named Dana Canedy executive vice president and publisher of its namesake imprint. She is the first Black person and the third

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