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  1. 12 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, Today

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  2. Guess Who’s Coming to Mordor Arts, Today

    Diversely casting fantasy series like “The Rings of Power” isn’t a betrayal of the story. It’s also just one step in opening up the genre.

  3. McKinsey Is a Consulting Powerhouse. But Is It a Force for Good? Books, Today

    “When McKinsey Comes to Town,” by the Times reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe, argues that the legendary firm has accrued an inordinate amount of influence chasing profits at the expense of moral principle.

  4. 15 New Books Coming in October Books, Today

    A deeply reported history of Covid-19; Maggie Haberman’s look at Donald J. Trump; stories by George Saunders, Alan Moore and Samanta Schweblin; and more.

  5. For Javier Zamora, Recording ‘Solito’ Was a Family Affair Books, Today

    In the studio, the best-selling author surrounded himself with people he loves. It shows in his audiobook.

  6. Sexy, Spicy, Piping-Hot Dishes That Romance Readers Crave Books, Today

    Finding wonderful books that bring to mind old favorites is one of the genre’s greatest pleasures.

  7. What a Woman Wants Books, Today

    According to three debut novels: A house in the Hamptons, a mentor she can trust, to “be a slut.”

  8. Fredrik Backman Has Learned to Read While Distracted Books, Today

    “I have kids and a dog,” says the Swedish novelist, whose new book is “The Winners,” “so my dreams of a reading experience are limited to just being left alone for 10 minutes just about anywhere.”

  9. An Obama Book That Cuts Obama Out of the Picture Politics, Yesterday

  10. ‘Odio ser famoso. Odio mi trabajo’: un nuevo libro ahonda en los últimos días de Anthony Bourdain en Español, Yesterday

    Una biografía no autorizada revela detalles íntimos y duros de la vida de la estrella de televisión, entre ellos su turbulenta relación con la actriz Asia Argento. Familiares y amigos han criticado el libro.

  11. What’s the Key to Understanding Donald J. Trump? Start With Queens. Book Review, Yesterday

    “Confidence Man,” Maggie Haberman’s biography of the former president, argues that it’s essential to grasp New York’s steamy, histrionic folkways.

  12. Newly Published, From Stanley Crouch to the Indigenous Americas Book Review, Yesterday

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  13. A Vanishing Craft Reappears Styles, Yesterday

    The practice of making pajaki, the Polish folk art created to honor the earth, finds an unexpected revival.

  14. Our Correspondents on the Biggest Music, Shows and Books in Their Parts of the World Special Sections, Yesterday

    Our reporters are keeping an eye on and an ear out for the buzz in their parts of the world.

  15. Bright Young Things, Revisited: War Clouds a Childhood Idyll Books, Yesterday

    Joanna Quinn’s “The Whalebone Theatre” breathlessly follows a trio of British youngsters from frolics on the beach to service and spycraft.

  16. Read Your Way Through Rome Books, Yesterday

    Igiaba Scego, an author born in Rome to Somali parents, recommends books that draw readers through the rich layers that make up her hometown.

  17. One Family, and One Multigenerational Curse, in the Texas Borderlands Book Review, Yesterday

    In his new novel, “The Family Izquierdo,” Rubén Degollado follows the ups and downs of one Tejano family haunted by an enduring curse.

  18. ‘A Concert of Parents Wrapped in Memories’: Readers on ‘Goodnight Moon’ Books, September 27

    An essay celebrating the story’s 75th anniversary prompted an outpouring from our readers.

  19. A Study of Friendship Where the Past Really Is Another Country Book Review, September 27

    Kamila Shamsie’s new novel, “Best of Friends,” follows its title characters from their Pakistani girlhoods to their adult lives in London.

  20. The Last, Painful Days of Anthony Bourdain Dining, September 27

    A new, unauthorized biography reveals intimate, often raw, details of the TV star’s life, including his tumultuous relationship with the Italian actor Asia Argento. And it’s drawing criticism from many of his friends and family.

  21. The Most Popular Writer You’ve Never Heard Of Book Review, September 27

    In “Listen, World!,” Julia Scheeres and Allison Gilbert present a portrait of the pioneering journalist Elsie Robinson.

  22. Horny and Absent, a Jazzman Takes Center Stage Book Review, September 27

    Laura Warrell’s debut novel, “Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm,” features a rugged trumpet player and all the women he disappoints.

  23. In a Korean Best Seller, Women Have Biases, but No Options Book Review, September 26

    In Kim Hye-jin’s “Concerning My Daughter,” an unnamed mother laments her adult child’s life choices, even as she takes her back in.

  24. How U.S. Textbooks Helped Instill White Supremacy Book Review, September 26

    A new history by Donald Yacovone examines the racist ideas that endured for generations in educational materials.

  25. The Joy of Finding People Who Love the Same Books You Do Op Ed, September 26

    To be read to is a form of holiness.

  26. She Lost Her Brother Years Ago. Why Does She Keep Seeing Him? Culture, September 26

    In Namwali Serpell’s novel “The Furrows,” a childhood tragedy brings a lifetime of strange encounters.

  27. Historical Novels With a Few Tricks Up Their Sleeves Book Review, September 25

    Special powers, avian obsession and visions of the future fuel these transporting and entertaining tales.

  28. A Formative Friendship Cut Short by Tragedy Culture, September 25

    In “Stay True,” Hua Hsu, a staff writer for The New Yorker, recounts his relationship with an Asian American college friend, whose search for identity quietly shaped the author’s own.

  29. When Your Star Has Faded but There’s Time Left to Shine Book Review, September 25

    Jonathan Coe’s novel “Mr. Wilder and Me” explores the late career of a legendary Hollywood director.

  30. Hilary Mantel Was the Magician and the Spell Op Ed, September 24

    Part of the particular wonder of reading her is the knowledge that no one else has ever written like that before nor will again.

  31. How Erica Jong, Writer, Spends Her Sundays Metropolitan, September 24

    What gets this best-selling novelist going? Cappuccinos, movies with her grandchildren and her go-to notebook.

  32. She’s Insensitive to Pain, but Only the Physical Kind Book Review, September 24

    In Stephanie LaCava’s novel “I Fear My Pain Interests You,” a young actress manages the strains of family and failed romance.

  33. A Sibling Disappears, and the Mystery Repeats Itself Books, September 24

    Confronting sudden loss in her own life, Namwali Serpell has written “The Furrows,” a disquieting portrait of the human mind, warped by grief.

  34. ‘Shrines of Gaiety’ Finds Kate Atkinson in a Dickensian Mood Book Review, September 24

    In this fizzy picaresque, the novelist conjures a London coming alive after World War I, where a nightclub empire offers refuge — and hides secrets.

  35. A Writer Who Stared Down Her Past, and the World’s, With Steely Resolve Books, September 23

    Hilary Mantel brought great precision to her writing, and asked the same of us in our reading.

  36. 6 Paperbacks to Read This Week Interactive, September 23

    Looking for something to read? We’ve got plenty on offer this week, including Karl Ove Knausgaard, Maggie Nelson and Colm Toibin.

  37. The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Book Review, September 23

    Joe Hagan discusses “Sticky Fingers,” his 2017 biography of Wenner, and a panel of Times critics talks about their 2019 list of outstanding memoirs.

  38. Irwin Glusker, 98, Dies; Gave American Heritage Its Distinctive Look Obits, September 23

    A veteran art director, he was best known for his work at the lavish magazine of U.S. history that became a fixture in dens across the country.

  39. Constance Wu, Fresh Off Her Book Style, September 23

    In her memoir, “Making a Scene,” the actress reveals her isolation after those tweets, racism in her career and how she’s moving on.

  40. How Constance Wu Survived That Tweetstorm Styles, September 23

    In her memoir, “Making a Scene,” the actress reveals her isolation, racism in her career and how she’s moving on.

  41. ‘Unidentified Bodies in Her Morgue Irritate Her Endlessly’ Book Review, September 23

    In Alaina Urquhart’s serial-killer thriller “The Butcher and the Wren,” a Louisiana forensic pathologist matches wits with a murderer.

  42. What to Read by (and About) Hilary Mantel Books, September 23

    Mantel’s body of work spanned memoir, short stories, essays — and, of course, historical fiction. Here’s a guide to her writing.

  43. Title Search: How Well Do You Know Banned Books? Interactive, September 23

    Can you find the titles of 10 books frequently challenged or removed from schools and libraries around the country?

  44. Hilary Mantel, Prize-Winning Author of Historical Fiction, Dies at 70 Books, September 23

    The two-time Booker Prize-winning author was known for “Wolf Hall” and two other novels based on the life of Thomas Cromwell.

  45. 7 Audiobooks to Listen to Now Books, September 23

    Nick Cave, religious cults and a dead mother-in-law who may or may not have come back to life: immersive narratives to download this month.

  46. 7 Audiobooks to Listen to Now Book Review, September 23

    Nick Cave, religious cults and a dead mother-in-law who may or may not have come back to life: immersive narratives to download this month.

  47. Swashbuckling Nautical Adventure Meets the 18th-Century Slave Trade Book Review, September 23

    A West African girl thrust from her family’s private Eden confronts awful truths on the high seas in Timothée de Fombelle’s “The Wind Rises.”

  48. Kwame Alexander’s New Book About Slavery Focuses on Africa, Not America Book Review, September 23

    In his new novel-in-verse, “The Door of No Return,” the Newbery Medal-winning author works hard to show that white people weren’t the only ones perpetuating an unjust system.

  49. 12 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, September 22

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  50. Biden, Putin and the War of Words Over Ukraine Letters, September 22

    Readers react to speeches by both leaders and speculate about the outcome of the conflict. Also: San Francisco’s fog; against censorship.

  51. A Star-Studded Goodbye to All That Styles, September 22

    Among the well-wishers at Joan Didion’s memorial service in New York.

  52. Deanna Raybourn Puts Power in the Hands of Older Women Book Review, September 22

    In “Killers of a Certain Age,” the longtime historical novelist dips a toe in contemporary waters — and celebrates an oft-ignored age group.

  53. The Classic American Novel That Andrew Sean Greer Detests Book Review, September 22

    “I couldn’t read more than a page of ‘Last of the Mohicans,’” says the novelist, whose new book is “Less Is Lost.” “Not only is it wildly offensive, it’s unintelligible gibberish. There. I said it. Come after me.”

  54. Celeste Ng’s Dystopia Is Uncomfortably Close to Reality Book Review, September 22

    “Our Missing Hearts” explores a fictional world where Chinese Americans are spurned and books are recycled into toilet paper.

  55. Saul Kripke, Philosopher Who Found Truths in Semantics, Dies at 81 Obits, September 21

    A leading 20th-century thinker, he published a landmark work at 32. Known for lecturing extemporaneously without notes, he dazzled colleagues with the breadth of his ruminations.

  56. John Train, Paris Review Co-Founder and Cold War Operative, Dies at 94 Obits, September 21

    His career, ranging from literature to finance to war, and from France to Afghanistan, seemed to cover every interest and issue of his exalted social class.

  57. The Myths That Made, and Still Make, Russia Book Review, September 21

    In a new book, the historian Orlando Figes argues that the war on Ukraine is only the latest instance of a nation twisting the past to justify its future.

  58. Hobbits and the Hard Right: How Fantasy Inspires Italy’s Potential New Leader Foreign, September 21

    Giorgia Meloni, the nationalist politician who is the front-runner to become prime minister, sees “The Lord of the Rings” as not just a series of novels, but also a sacred text.

  59. Consumerism and Catastrophe Book Review, September 21

    Stories set in China, the U.S. and Hong Kong are deadpan, dysfunctional, sentimental — and weird.

  60. What Hemingway Left in Sloppy Joe’s Bar 80 Years Ago Arts & Leisure, September 21

    The trove of items deposited in Key West, now part of a new archive at Penn State, includes four unpublished short stories, drafts of manuscripts and boxes of personal effects.

  61. Jim Crow’s Forgotten History of Homicides Culture, September 21

    “By Hands Now Known,” by Margaret A. Burnham, examines the chronic, quotidian violence faced by Black citizens in the American South — and the law’s failure to address it.

  62. In ‘Joyce’s Women,’ 2 Great Irish Writers Square Up Arts & Leisure, September 21

    Edna O’Brien’s latest stage work, at the Abbey Theater in Dublin, imagines the inner lives of important female figures around James Joyce.

  63. Newly Published, From Neuron Forests to Cryptocurrency Book Review, September 21

    A selection of recently published books.

  64. John W. O’Malley, Leading Catholic Historian, Dies at 95 Obits, September 20

    He wrote groundbreaking histories of the Second Vatican Council, the late medieval church and the Jesuits, of which he was a member.

  65. A Lawyer Finds Her Happily-Ever-After as a Romance Writer Styles, September 20

    After leaving a law career to focus on fiction full-time, Jasmine Guillory is publishing her eighth novel, “Drunk on Love.”

  66. A Finnish Scholar Wants to Change How We See American History Culture, September 20

    In “Indigenous Continent,” Pekka Hamalainen aims to upend the nation’s grand narrative, putting Native people and Native power at the center.

  67. Spotify Makes a Bet on Audiobooks Business, September 20

    The streaming service that transformed the music industry is expanding into audiobooks, and will offer more than 300,000 titles on a pay-per-book model.

  68. These Women Used the Rule of Law to Challenge Trumpism Book Review, September 20

    In “Lady Justice,” Dahlia Lithwick celebrates the female lawyers, judges and others who stood up to the administration.

  69. The Enduring Wisdom of ‘Goodnight Moon’ Books, September 20

    It’s the first book many babies receive as a gift, and one of the few that parents will keep when their child is grown. Why does this 75-year-old story have such staying power?

  70. The Gamification of Humanity Book Review, September 20

    In “You’ve Been Played,” a self-identified gamer warns against the dangers of imposing artificial incentives on all aspects of our lives.

  71. The New York City Ban on Foie Gras Is Delayed Dining, September 19

    A lawsuit halts the city’s prohibition of the delicacy for now, David Joachim releases a new version of his “Food Substitutions Bible,” Steelport Knife Co. has a new bread knife with heft, and more.

  72. Advocacy Groups Are Helping Drive a Rise in Book Bans Books, September 19

    A report from the free speech organization PEN America looked at the role of politics and advocacy groups in the growing number of book bans in schools across the country.

  73. How a Bombshell Secret Brought a Fractured Family Together Book Review, September 19

    Three siblings reunite in Amanda Svensson’s turbulent novel “A System So Magnificent It Is Blinding.”

  74. Jenny Xie Explores the Subversive Power of the Concealed and the Overlooked Culture, September 19

    In her new poetry collection, “The Rupture Tense,” Xie peeks at the past — her family’s, and China’s — to examine the consequences of “how we see, what we see, and also what we allow to remain unseen.”

  75. Ready for More of ‘Less’? Andrew Sean Greer’s Hapless Hero Is Back. Book Review, September 19

    In “Less Is Lost,” the sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic novel, the author’s writer protagonist, now over 50 and in need of cash, takes to the road once again.

  76. A Red-Hot Affair With a Younger Man, and the Writing It Kindled Book Review, September 19

    “Getting Lost,” a diary by the French writer Annie Ernaux, recounts an all-consuming Paris romance.

  77. Bringing Home Some ‘Hairy Joie de Vivre,’ and Taking Notes Culture, September 18

    Like many, the canine behavioral expert Alexandra Horowitz adopted a dog during the pandemic. She had extra incentive: understanding a puppy’s development. Now, she’s turned her observations into a book.

  78. The Proud Boys and the Long-Lived Anxieties of American Men Book Review, September 18

    Andy Campbell details the history of an ascendant far-right group.

  79. The Buildings That Drove Their Creators to Despair Culture, September 18

    Charlotte Van den Broeck’s “Bold Ventures” is an idiosyncratic tour of architectural misfires, dotted with its author’s personal anxieties.

  80. Why Write? Yiyun Li’s New Novel Explores Our Urge to Invent. Book Review, September 18

    In “The Book of Goose,” a literary hoax devised by two teenagers closes the distance between fiction and reality.

  81. Reimagining K-12 Education in America Letters, September 17

    Readers react to a dozen essays trying to answer “What Is School For?”

  82. My Life in Error Book Review, September 17

    A copy editor recounts his obsession with perfection.

  83. When Her Husband Is Guilty, What’s a Wife to Do? Book Review, September 17

    In “The Complicities,” Stacey D’Erasmo introduces a woman who is rebuilding her life in the aftermath of her ex’s financial wrongdoings.

  84. Warnings From Authors Who Track Domestic Extremism Politics, September 16

    Luke Mogelson and Andy Campbell have followed groups like the Proud Boys for years. They are terrified at what they see as a growing threat.

  85. 6 Paperbacks to Read This Week Interactive, September 16

    A previously unpublished interwar novel by Simone de Beauvoir, how the world’s constitutions came to be and more.

  86. Andrew Sean Greer on Writing ‘Less’ Book Review, September 16

    The novelist discusses his Pulitzer-winning comedy about the travels and travails of a heartbroken writer, and William Finnegan talks about surfing.

  87. Newly Published, From Zora Neale Hurston to the Russian Revolution Book Review, September 16

    A selection of books published this week.

  88. Lit Trivia: How Well Do You Know Books About the U.S. Space Program? Interactive, September 16

    Waiting for the Artemis 1 lunar mission to launch? Test your knowledge of nonfiction books about America’s history of space exploration.

  89. Attempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive Culture, September 16

    To mark Banned Books Week, the American Library Association released a report on the rise in censorship efforts: In 2022, there have been attempts to restrict access to 1,651 titles.

  90. What’s So Frightening About Identical Twins? Culture, September 16

    “The Silent Twins,” a new film starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance, sets out to show the complexity of twinship onscreen.

  91. Was Kanye Right? Book Review, September 16

    A civil rights advocate investigates.

  92. There’s No Instruction Manual for Parenthood. Books Can Help. Book Review, September 16

    The kids are back in their classrooms — but are they OK? These new titles can provide reassurance, advice and solidarity.

  93. What Happens When Ex-Spouses Quarantine Together? Book Review, September 16

    In “Lucy by the Sea,” Elizabeth Strout relocates a formerly married couple from Manhattan to Maine at the peak of the Covid pandemic.

  94. This Novel Surprised Our Reviewer: It Didn’t Make Him Cry Book Review, September 16

    Dan Gemeinhart’s latest book, “The Midnight Children,” is light compared with “The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise,” but weighty nonetheless.

  95. A Fantasy Novel About a Harsh Reality: Childhood Depression Book Review, September 16

    “Moonflower,” inspired by the author Kacen Callender’s own struggles, is about helping young people to heal.

  96. Peter Davison, Orwell Scholar on a Monumental Scale, Dies at 95 Obits, September 15

    A “super scholarly sleuth,” he devoted 35 years to editing 30 volumes of the author’s books, essays, letters, diaries and manuscripts.

  97. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, September 15

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  98. We’re Reading Toni Morrison’s ‘Jazz’ T Style, September 15

    Join T Magazine and poet Morgan Parker for a virtual conversation on Oct. 27.

  99. How Does a Married Couple Write Books Together? Book Review, September 15

    Behind the best-selling novelist Ilona Andrews are two people who live, work, lift weights and take care of their pets under the same roof.

  100. New Novels in Translation (to Read on an Island, Perhaps?) Book Review, September 15

    New international fiction from Guadeloupe, the Canary Islands, Tahiti and Basque Country.

  101. For Squatters in the Gulf of Maine, Life Is Only Survival Book Review, September 15

    In Meghan Gilliss’s debut novel, “Lungfish,” a young family maroons itself on a deserted island where sustenance is whatever you can get your hands on.

  102. As a Child, Andrea Barrett Was Drawn to Books for Grown-Ups Book Review, September 15

    “Luckily,” says the novelist and story writer, whose new book is the collection “Natural History,” “the kind librarian at the local Bookmobile let us take any books we could reach (I was ridiculously tall).”

  103. Like a Mash-Up of ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘The Golden Girls’ Book Review, September 15

    In Deanna Raybourn’s “Killers of a Certain Age,” four female assassins, celebrating their retirement after 40-year careers, discover they’ve been marked for death.

  104. Poem: [Suppose my father awoke … ] Magazine, September 15

    This poem begins with “suppose,” which unleashes a speculative imagination through which the speaker reawakens a dead father.

  105. A Sober Look at the ‘Cartoonishly Chaotic’ Trump White House Book Review, September 14

    In “The Divider,” political journalists keep their cool as they chronicle the outrageous conduct and ugly infighting that marked a presidency like no other.

  106. Cosmetics Billionaire Convinced Trump That the U.S. Should Buy Greenland Washington, September 14

    Ronald S. Lauder, the Estée Lauder heir, offered himself up as back-channel negotiator to purchase Greenland from Denmark, a new book says. Denmark said no.

  107. The Essential Judy Blume Book Review, September 14

    For 50 years, her books have educated, entertained and connected young readers. Whether you want to revisit a classic or inspire a new fan, here’s what to read.

  108. A Uyghur Author and Translator Were Detained. Now, Their Novel Speaks For Them. Books, September 14

    Writing and translating “The Backstreets,” a book about the oppressive environment faced by Uyghurs in China, was a danger to those involved.

  109. Read Your Way Through Helsinki Books, September 14

    Pajtim Statovci shares his love of Finnish literature and the books that helped him, a child of immigrants, to find his voice and grow from reader to award-winning writer.

  110. How Yiyun Li Became a Beacon for Readers in Mourning Magazine, September 14

    The novelist Yiyun Li, known for her powerful distillations of personal grief, makes art from subverted expectations.

  111. These Romantics Celebrated the Self, to a Fault Culture, September 14

    “Magnificent Rebels,” by Andrea Wulf, paints a vivid portrait of the 18th-century German Romantics: brilliant intellectuals and poets who could also be petty, thin-skinned and self-involved.

  112. Painting the Town Blood-Red Book Review, September 14

    In “The Village Idiot,” Steve Stern resurrects Chaim Soutine and the sordid eccentricities of his milieu.

  113. At PEN America, a Complicated Centennial for Free Speech Arts, September 13

    Literary luminaries gathered in Manhattan to celebrate the organization at a moment when many see support for free speech eroding across the political spectrum.

  114. At PEN America, a Complicated Centennial for Free Speech Culture, September 13

    Literary luminaries gathered in Manhattan to celebrate the organization at a moment when many see support for free speech eroding across the political spectrum.

  115. Could This Political Marriage Be Saved? Biden and Obama Found a Way. Book Review, September 13

    In “The Long Alliance,” Gabriel Debenedetti traces how political leaders of different generations and contrasting temperaments helped each other succeed.

  116. It Was Hard to Find Sheet Music by Women Jazz Artists. So She Fixed It. Culture, September 13

    The jazz drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington’s latest project is “New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers,” a book due Friday, and an album featuring 11 of its selections.

  117. Big Tech Is Co-Parenting Our Children. Yes, Be Afraid. Book Review, September 13

    In “Who’s Raising the Kids?” Susan Linn’s searing indictment of corporate greed, tech companies targeting children are rivaled only by the lawmakers who let them get away with it.

  118. A Book of Recipes and Testimony From Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivors Dining, September 13

    This affecting new cookbook includes mostly Eastern European dishes as well as first-person accounts of suffering and survival.

  119. His Pulitzer-Winning Comedy Broke the Rules. He’s at It Again. Culture, September 13

    Andrew Sean Greer was elated, if a little confounded, when his 2017 novel “Less” received the award. Now he’s following it with a sequel, which he knows might raise some eyebrows. So what if it’s unseemly?

  120. Ian McEwan Returns With a Tale of Adolescent Lust and Adult Lassitude Culture, September 13

    In “Lessons,” the hero is seduced by his piano teacher when he’s 14, then abandoned by his wife while he passively watches history unfold. Are these events connected?

  121. Girl Hunter or Girl Hunted? Book Review, September 13

    In her Y.A. thriller “I’m the Girl,” Courtney Summers uses a murder mystery to explore pressing questions about female empowerment.

  122. For a Modern Master, the Short Story Is Both Form and Subject Book Review, September 13

    In his new collection, “Two Nurses, Smoking,” David Means derives power from revealing the workings of his craft.

  123. My Favorite Murder, Roaring Twenties-Style Book Review, September 13

    In “Blood & Ink,” Joe Pompeo explores the gory Hall-Mills case and the tabloid nation it spawned.

  124. Nina Totenberg Opens Up About Her Friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Review, September 13

    In her memoir, “Dinners With Ruth,” the NPR journalist writes about their parallel ascents in fields that were not friendly to women.

  125. What a Young Philosopher Discovered More Than 200 Years Ago About Nature Op Ed, September 13

    Friedrich Schelling’s ideas might provide a foundation on which to anchor the fight for our climate and our survival.

  126. A New Book Tracks the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism in the U.S. Book Review, September 13

    At a time of social turmoil, Luke Mogelson’s “The Storm Is Here” explores how we got to this point.

  127. Can We Escape Our Parents or Are We Fated to Become Them? Book Review, September 13

    Gwendoline Riley’s novels “My Phantoms” and “First Love” consider the sway and scourge of family ties.

  128. The Power of Poop Book Review, September 13

    A comprehensive study of human waste explores the possibilities for global health, inside every flush.

  129. We’ve Waited Our Whole Lives to Help Our Father, David Milch, Tell This Story Op Ed, September 13

    We’d always been listening.

  130. From Nigeria to the United States — and to the Future Book Review, September 13

    Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi’s novel in stories unfolds across centuries, continents, political parties and a tight group of friends.

  131. The Football Players Who Fought and Died in World War II Book Review, September 13

    In “The Mosquito Bowl,” Buzz Bissinger examines the Pacific theater through the lives of several athletes who served.

  132. Javier Marías, uno de los mejores novelistas en español, murió a los 70 años en Español, September 13

    Autor de libros mayores como “Corazón tan blanco” y “Tu rostro mañana”, escribió una obra acogida por el gran público y también aclamada por la crítica.

  133. Javier Marías, to Many the Greatest Living Spanish Novelist, Dies at 70 Obits, September 12

    A regular nominee for the Nobel, his books were as popular as they were lauded, filled with themes of mystery, betrayal and the moral weight of the past.

  134. Opening Old Wounds as the Man Who Warned About the Holocaust Culture, September 12

    In the solo play “Remember This,” David Strathairn portrays Jan Karski, a witness to the Nazi genocide during World War II.

  135. An Epic Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism Book Review, September 12

    John T. McGreevy’s exhaustive “Catholicism: A Global History From the French Revolution to Pope Francis” explains how debates within the church got so fierce.

  136. How Hard Is It to Disappear in America? Book Review, September 12

    Very hard, if Jonathan Dee’s new novel, “Sugar Street,” is any guide.

  137. David Milch Made Remarkable TV. His Own Life Was a Drama, Too. Book Review, September 12

    “Life’s Work” is a memoir of outrageous youth, creative obsessions and ruinous habits.

  138. Finding Humor, and Humanity, in Canada’s Oil Fields Culture, September 12

    Kate Beaton headed to the tar sand fields of Alberta saddled with loans and in need of cash. She found a job — and the book she “was always going to make.”

  139. How the Brooklyn Library Helped Fight Book Bans in Oklahoma Metro, September 12

    An Oklahoma teacher left her job after she told her students how to access the library’s banned books program.

  140. Javier Zamora cuenta su travesía como niño migrante en ‘Solito’ en Español, September 11

    A los nueve años emprendió sin sus padres el viaje de El Salvador a EE. UU. El recorrido casi lo mata. Ahora cuenta la experiencia en sus memorias

  141. How Student Debt Killed the Plot Book Review, September 11

    Fictional characters, too, are saddled with college loans, and struggling to keep the story of their lives moving forward.

  142. For Jann Wenner, the Music Never Stopped Culture, September 11

    In his memoir, the co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine is serenaded by Springsteen, nursed by Midler and breaks bread with Bono. There’s journalism, too.

  143. The Big, Wide World of Narrow Beats Insider, September 11

    Sometimes, the most specific areas of coverage allow journalists to ask — and attempt to answer — big, universal questions.

  144. Jennifer Egan and the Goon Squad Book Review, September 10

    The novelist talks about her Pulitzer-winning book, which includes one chapter written as a PowerPoint presentation, and Stephen Fry discusses Greek mythology.

  145. Strong Women, Madwomen, Mob Women Book Review, September 10

    Our critic recommends old and new books.

  146. TV’s Prequel-Mania N Y T Now, September 10

    This fall, if you feel like you’ve seen that new series somewhere before, you’re probably right.

  147. Hong Kong Sentences 5 to 19 Months for Children’s Books Deemed ‘Seditious’ Foreign, September 10

    Tales about a sheep village resisting a wolf pack prompted the charges against leaders of a speech therapists’ union, extending a government crackdown on dissent.

  148. Jann Wenner Wants to Reveal It All Styles, September 10

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  149. 6 Y.A. Love Stories to Add to Your Reading List Books, September 10

    Nicola Yoon, the author of “Everything, Everything,” “The Sun Is Also a Star” and “Instructions for Dancing,” recommends a few of her favorite Y.A. love stories.

  150. A Global History of Gender, in All Its Varieties Book Review, September 10

    Kit Heyam’s “Before We Were Trans” spans continents and millenniums to prove that where there is humanity, there is nonconformity.