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  1. Philip Roth, a Born Spellbinder and Peerless Chronicler of Sex and Death Book Review, Today

    Roth’s work had more rage, more wit, more lust, more talk, and more crosscurrents of thought and emotion than any writer of his time.

  2. The Liberation in Roth’s American Berserk Op Ed, Today

    An English Jew’s debt to the author and his exuberant, stubborn Jews.

  3. Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85 Obits, Yesterday

    Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down.

  4. In ‘The Mirage Factory,’ a Thriving Los Angeles Born From Humble Beginnings Book Review, Today

    Gary Krist tells the story of the city through the lives of three people whose restlessness and ambition transformed it in the early decades of the 20th century.

  5. A Novel of Kentucky Noir, So Humane It’s Bathed in Light Book Review, Today

    Chris Offutt’s new novel, “Country Dark,” is set in the world of backwoods moonshiners.

  6. Philip Roth’s Genius, and His Humanity Opinion, Today

    A reader writes of her admiration for the man and his work.

  7. Philip Roth Dies; Philip Roth Readers Tweet Book Review, Today

    The way we mourn now? On Twitter. Philip Roth has died at the age of 85, and the Twittersphere is sitting shiva.

  8. If You’ve Never Read Philip Roth, Here’s Where to Start Book Review, Today

    The prolific author died on Tuesday. Here are seven of his books that you should read right now.

  9. Finding Drama in Solitary Confinement Culture, Today

    The journalist Can Dundar wrote the book “We Are Arrested” while imprisoned in Turkey. Now, Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company has turned it into a play.

  10. The Mystery Buffs in the White House Book Review, Today

    Our presidents’ love of detective fiction has an august history. Craig Fehrman follows the clues.

  11. Olga Tokarczuk of Poland Wins Man Booker International Prize Culture, Yesterday

    The author shares the £50,000 prize for “Flights” with the novel’s translator, Jennifer Croft. The award is for works of fiction translated into English.

  12. The Last Word: Philip Roth Video, Yesterday

    The New York Times sat down with Philip Roth in 2008 to talk about his life and accomplishments.

  13. A Darkly Comic Novel Stares Down a Life of Solitude Book Review, Yesterday

    In “Mirror, Shoulder, Signal,” the Danish novelist Dorthe Nors continues her intense fascination with aging, and with women who have resisted domestication.

  14. The ‘Insane’ Way Our Prison System Handles the Mentally Ill Book Review, Yesterday

    In her new book, Alisa Roth details the way the criminal justice system makes the sick even sicker.

  15. Stephen King’s Reign of Terror Continues in a New Novel Book Review, Yesterday

    “The Outsider” starts out as a routine police procedural but before long transforms into something much more sinister.

  16. New & Noteworthy Book Review, Yesterday

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

  17. Road Trip Reads Book Review, Yesterday

    Whether you’re traveling across the country or just taking a staycation, stock up for summer with these books that are as varied as America itself.

  18. Voices From the Bronx’s First Book Festival Book Review, May 21

    While it might be tempting to proclaim that the borough is back, last weekend’s literary celebration proved it never really left.

  19. Bernard Lewis, Influential Scholar of Islam, Is Dead at 101 Obits, May 21

    Mr. Lewis’s views on the connection between Islam and terrorism inspired controversy but also helped shape American foreign policy under George W. Bush.

  20. With ‘Kudos,’ Rachel Cusk Completes an Exceptional Trilogy Culture, May 21

    Our critic calls this series of novels, which began with “Outline” and “Transit,” a “stark, modern, adamantine new skyscraper on the literary horizon.”

  21. Money Can’t Buy Love, but It Can Buy Goods — and in These Stories, Lots of Trouble Book Review, May 21

    Lionel Shriver’s collection of short fiction, “Property,” is a wryly observant catalog of the ways an acquisitive urge can go astray.

  22. A Battle for the ‘Soul of America’? It’s as Old as America, One Historian Notes Book Review, May 21

    In his new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham argues that in bad times a liberal impulse has often prevailed over fear and division.

  23. Richard N. Goodwin, Adviser to Democratic Presidents, Dies at 86 Obits, May 21

    A committed liberal, he wrote speeches for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and later worked as an author, journalist and political consultant.

  24. How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught. Book Review, May 21

    In “Bad Blood,” John Carreyrou tells of the rise and incredible fall of Theranos, the biotech company that was going to revolutionize blood testing.

  25. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Making Good Time With the Pony Express Culture, May 20

    Jim DeFelice talks about “West Like Lightning,” his new history of the short-lived but long-remembered company and how it changed the United States.

  26. Finding the Backdrop of ‘Gatsby’ in Connecticut, Not Long Island Metro, May 20

    Where did F. Scott Fitzgerald find the landscape for “The Great Gatsby”? A book and a documentary challenge the long-held belief that Great Neck was the basis for West Egg.

  27. Border Patrol Memoir Ignites Dispute: Whose Voices Should Be Heard From the Frontier? National, May 19

    Francisco Cantú braced for the fury of anti-immigration figures when he wrote a Border Patrol memoir. Then came the onslaught of criticism from immigrants themselves.

  28. Lost at Sea Book Review, May 18

    Rachel Slade talks about “Into the Raging Sea,” and Clemantine Wamariya talks about “The Girl Who Smiled Beads.”

  29. ‘Dietland’ is Violent, Disruptive and Surreal. And Funny. Arts & Leisure, May 18

    This AMC show, based on the 2015 Sarai Walker novel of the same name, is a makeover story glimpsed through a series of distorting mirrors.

  30. New in Paperback: ‘Augustown,’ ‘The Storied City’ Book Review, May 18

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  31. Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Beat Poet and Author, Dies at 87 Obits, May 18

    Her writing pulsed with her hardscrabble Texas childhood and, refusing to be his “muse,” her liberation from an overbearing poet husband.

  32. Think Things Look Bad in This Country Right Now? We’ve Been Here Before, Jon Meacham Says Book Review, May 18

    In “The Soul of America,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the history of partisan fury.

  33. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, May 18

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: J.D. Scott reviews “The Old Boys.”

  34. ‘Assume the Worst’: This Isn’t Your Ordinary Graduation Speech Culture, May 18

    In today’s commencement addresses, as evidenced by recent books, inspiration is sometimes superseded by skepticism.

  35. A New Technology Age: When the Technology Is Books, and the Age Is 3 to 7 Book Review, May 18

    Picture books may be the best way to tell stories about modern, computer-saturated childhoods.

  36. An Audiobook Gives New Life to the Haunting Memoir of a Waco Survivor Book Review, May 18

    A horrific account by David Thibodeau, one of the few Branch Davidians to survive both their leader’s doctrine and the F.B.I.’s bungled “rescue” attempt.

  37. Did the Crusade for Human Rights Lead to More Inequality? Book Review, May 18

    In “Not Enough,” the Yale professor Samuel Moyn argues for a global solution to material inequality.

  38. From Don DeLillo to Marilyn Monroe: Lorrie Moore’s First Essay Collection Book Review, May 18

    “See What Can Be Done” collects pieces on everything from Alice Munro’s fiction to the Lewinsky scandal to “O.J.: Made in America.”

  39. For ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Fans, an Audiobook That Celebrates Madeleine L’Engle Book Review, May 18

    L’Engle’s granddaughters, Lena Roy and Charlotte Jones Voiklis, narrate “Becoming Madeleine,” a biography they wrote for the middle-grade set.

  40. There’s More to Italian Fiction Than Elena Ferrante Book Review, May 18

    Domenico Starnone offers his own Neapolitan novel while Paolo Cognetti goes to the Alps and Edgardo Franzosini probes the life of a troubled sculptor.

  41. Tiffany Haddish and Vivica A. Fox — Who Narrate Their Memoirs With Snap and Spirit — Have Some Advice for You Book Review, May 18

    Though their stories are quite different, the underlying message in “The Last Black Unicorn” and “Every Day I’m Hustling” is the same.

  42. Two Dudes With a Camera Book Review, May 18

    In their first book, “Like Brothers,” the indie filmmaker siblings Jay and Mark Duplass recount their unlikely path to Hollywood and tell readers how to follow suit.

  43. Mother of All Decisions: Sheila Heti’s New Novel Weighs Whether to Have a Child Book Review, May 18

    In “Motherhood,” a childless woman in her late 30s consults friends, psychics, the I Ching and her own conscience on the pros and cons of procreation.

  44. When Misery Becomes a Subject for Art Book Review, May 18

    In her final work, “Misère,” the late art historian Linda Nochlin finds in depictions of poverty in 19th-century art echoes of the miseries of the present.

  45. Why Libya Continues to Burn Book Review, May 18

    In “The Burning Shores,” Frederic Wehrey traces Libya’s troubles from the beginning of the revolution to its current upheavals.

  46. How Rampant Globalization Brought Us Trump Book Review, May 18

    Robert Kuttner’s latest book, “Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?,” looks at the backlash against markets unconstrained by national interest.

  47. Letters to the Editor Book Review, May 18

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  48. A Love Letter to Italo Calvino, and to New York City Book Review, May 18

    Reading “Invisible Cities” allowed the graphic artist Aude White to see her own surroundings in a new light.

  49. Writing About Robin Williams, in Death and Life Insider, May 17

    To finish my biography, “Robin” (out this week), it took four years, dozens of interviews and more than a little humility.

  50. Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94 Obits, May 17

    The author of monumental works, he achieved renown in government as a “cold warrior” skeptic about détente with the Soviet Union.

  51. 6 Noteworthy Works by Ian McEwan Book Review, May 17

    Want to read more books by the person who wrote the screenplay (and novel) for the movie “On Chesil Beach”?

  52. The Best and Worst of Cannes, Maybe Coming to a Theater Near You Weekend, May 17

    “Happy as Lazzaro” and “Burning” are strong entries, so it’s too bad they won’t mean much to the American box office.

  53. 4 Writers to Watch This Summer Book Review, May 17

    R.O. Kwon, Judy Blundell, Masih Alinejad and James A. McLaughlin talk about their new books.

  54. 17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer Weekend, May 17

    In addition to the season’s usual fun, there are serious looks at pressing subjects among this summer’s must-reads, including the latest by Beth Macy, Michael Pollan and Jaron Lanier.

  55. What We’re Reading This Summer Weekend, May 17

    The Times’s staff book critics and others on what they’ll be packing to read at the beach.

  56. Is the System Rigged Against Democrats? Book Review, May 17

    In “It’s Time to Fight Dirty,” David Faris lays out a strategy for structural changes to level a skewed electoral playing field.

  57. 7 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, May 17

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

  58. Alison Weir: By the Book Book Review, May 17

    The historical novelist Alison Weir, author most recently of “Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen,” has some reading advice for Meghan Markle.

  59. Jeremy Irons Breathes New Life Into ‘The Poems of T.S. Eliot’ Book Review, May 17

    From “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” to “The Waste Land” and “Four Quartets,” an audiobook original revisits the poet’s most beloved lines.

  60. In ‘Play On,’ Exploring How Elite Athletes Improve With Age Well, May 17

    The biggest mistakes most athletes make, how running can be good for the knees and why you might want to eat more gristle.

  61. Scott Kelly: How Tom Wolfe Changed My Life Op Ed, May 16

    “The Right Stuff” helped me, a terrible student with severe attention problems, find purpose and become an astronaut.

  62. Tom Murphy, Acclaimed Irish Playwright, Is Dead at 83 Obits, May 16

    His dark works avoided the stereotype of a rural Irish utopia, instead exploring subjects like the county’s famine and its history of emigration.

  63. In ‘The Restless Wave,’ John McCain Says America Is Still Exceptional Culture, May 16

    In his latest and likely last book, McCain expresses concern about the state of the union, but generally stops short of calling out President Trump.

  64. This Author Never Dreamed of Becoming a Mom. Until She Was One. Book Review, May 16

    "And Now We Have Everything” demystifies all the anxieties, logistics and wonders of pregnancy and childbirth — things Meaghan O’Connell never knew she wanted.

  65. Coming Soon to the Bronx, a Long Overdue Book Festival Book Review, May 16

    The literary event and a new general interest bookstore mark a revival in the borough.

  66. Tom Wolfe Made Everyone Talk About Him Op Ed, May 15

    His journalism was unlike any I’d ever read, sympathetic and evocative and inventive, but also sharp-eyed and precise and acerbic.

  67. I’m a Pro Football Player Now, but I’ll Be Black Forever Book Review, May 16

    Michael Bennett’s “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable,” written with Dave Zirin, is both a memoir and a call to political action.

  68. New York, the Global Capital of Protest Metropolitan, May 16

    From the Flushing Remonstrance to Occupy Wall Street, New York City has been at the forefront of social activism for centuries. And a homage to the beauty of infrastructure.

  69. Tom Wolfe Kept a Close, Comical and Astonished Eye on America Book Review, May 15

    Wolfe, who died at 88 on Monday, was a field commander of the so-called New Journalism and wrote novels meant to capture wide swaths of society.

  70. Op-Ed Editor by Day, Whiskey Connoisseur by Night Insider, May 15

    An opinion editor reflects on the hobby-turned-passion that offers him a respite from policy stories.

  71. Tom Wolfe’s Other Legacy Styles, May 15

    The writer’s prose wasn’t his only notable stylistic gesture.

  72. Tom Wolfe, 88, ‘New Journalist’ With Electric Style and Acid Pen, Dies Obits, May 15

    He wrote “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” “Bonfire of the Vanities” and “The Right Stuff,” and pioneered a novelistic form of journalism in the 1960s and ’70s.

  73. Eleanor Roosevelt’s Love Life, as Fodder for Fiction Book Review, May 15

    The intimate relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and the A.P. reporter Lorena Hickok is explored in new novels by Amy Bloom and Kelly O’Connor McNees.

  74. Your Tom Wolfe Reader Book Review, May 15

    The novelist Tom Wolfe has died. Here is a sampling of his work.

  75. Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary Culture, May 15

    The pages contained prurient jokes and a discussion of what the teenage diarist described as “sexual matters.”

  76. Essays That Make Sense of the Infinite and the Infinitesimal Culture, May 15

    “When Einstein Walked with Gödel” is a collection of Jim Holt’s elegant essays, which make big subjects — like the illusion of time — both intelligible and enticing.

  77. 3 Books to Help You Understand Why Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Prompted Protests Book Review, May 15

    The decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been well-documented in literature.

  78. The Paradoxes and the Glory of Apollo 8’s Journey Around the Moon Book Review, May 15

    Fifty years after the spacecraft became the first to leave Earth’s orbit, Robert Kurson tells the story of the remarkable odyssey in “Rocket Men.”

  79. On the Unsettling Allure of ‘Watership Down’ T Style, May 15

    Imagining a life in the fictional lair belonging to Richard Adams’s rabbit protagonists in Hampshire, England.

  80. Tom Wolfe, Innovative Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies Obits, May 15

    He wrote “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,’ ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ and ‘The Right Stuff,’ and pioneered the New Journalism of the 1960s and ’70s.

  81. New & Noteworthy Book Review, May 15

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

  82. Letter of Recommendation: Drew Barrymore’s ‘Little Girl Lost’ Magazine, May 15

    It’s more than just a memoir: It’s logistically stupefying, touching and absolutely packed with choice late-’80s gossip.

  83. A Comic Force of Nature: The Life — and Death — of Robin Williams Book Review, May 15

    Dave Itzkoff’s exhaustive biography, “Robin,” explains why a great comedian “had admirers but no imitators.”

  84. Adam Parfrey, Publisher of the Provocative, Dies at 61 Obits, May 14

    His books drew conspiracists and cultists as well as the director Tim Burton, who adapted two of them into the films “Ed Wood” and “Big Eyes.”

  85. Under Modernity’s Hood: Precision Engineering Book Review, May 14

    In “The Perfectionists,” Simon Winchester turns to the history of mechanical engineering, seeing in its triumphs the key to understanding so much of our world.

  86. A Strait-Laced Writer Explores Psychedelics, and Leaves the Door of Perception Ajar Culture, May 14

    In “How to Change Your Mind,” Michael Pollan writes about the history, science and lessons of LSD and other psychedelic substances.

  87. A Classic Indian Cookbook Returns, This Time for Americans Dining, May 14

    Sameen Rushdie published this practical volume in Britain in 1988 to fight stereotypes about the country’s food. The times have finally caught up to her.

  88. Benedict Cumberbatch Meets Albert Einstein in Carlo Rovelli’s New Audiobook Book Review, May 14

    In “The Order of Time,” a theoretical physicist reveals his take on relativity, order and the human condition.

  89. Time Is Running Out for Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Upstate Retreat Metro, May 14

    Steepletop, the poet’s former home, is much as she left it when she died there in 1950. But dire finances could force it to close.

  90. The Yoko Ono of Comics, on Her Own Terms Culture, May 14

    In “Love That Bunch,” a retrospective of Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s work, we see a more content woman emerge. Though she is still brutally honest.

  91. One Last Book From a Virtuoso of the Short Story Book Review, May 14

    The great Irish writer William Trevor captured turning points in individual lives with powerful slyness. “Last Stories” is his final gift to us.

  92. The Art of the Recommendation Insider, May 13

    The editor of The Magazine’s Letter of Recommendation column explains the curious calculus that goes into its picks, from Pedialyte to zip ties.

  93. Dear Reader: You Misunderstood My Story. Signed, Truman Capote. Metro, May 13

    A recently unearthed rare letter from the then-young writer explains “Miriam,” a piece of short fiction he published in Mademoiselle in 1945.

  94. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Turning Routine Meetings Into Memorable Events Culture, May 13

    In “The Art of Gathering,” Priya Parker offers provocative and sometimes counterintuitive lessons on how to invigorate everything from weddings to high-pressure political negotiations.

  95. Happy Mother’s Day! Read These 3 Books on Modern Parenting Book Review, May 12

    Guides to transitioning back to the office, navigating an unplanned pregnancy and raising a feminist daughter.

  96. 8 of the Worst Moms in Literature Book Review, May 12

    Think your mother was harsh? These books will convince you that she deserves a Mother of the Year Award.

  97. Peter Mayer, Publisher of the Incendiary ‘Satanic Verses,’ Dies at 82 Obits, May 11

    As head of the Penguin Group, he weathered threats over the Salman Rushdie novel. Later, with his father, he had success publishing out-of-print books.

  98. Quilts, Cows, Money and Meaning: College Essays That Stood Out Business, May 11

    This year, we picked five college application essays about money to publish. College admissions officers admired their maturity, self-awareness and humanity.

  99. Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test Culture, May 11

    Taking their cue from a screenwriter, rival software developers are adding tools to analyze material before it reaches casting directors or producers.

  100. As He Lay Dying Op Ed, May 11

    John McCain is not just plotting the details of his own funeral, but living it. And he’s giving us a very public tutorial in dignity and defiance.

  101. Amy Chozick on ‘Chasing Hillary’ Book Review, May 11

    Chozick discusses her time covering Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, and Sloane Crosley talks about her new collection of essays, “Look Alive Out There.”

  102. In Bookselling Today, Struggles and Successes Letters, May 11

    Readers offer their experiences at Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores.

  103. How Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’ Fueled a Debut Thriller Book Review, May 11

    Aimee Molloy says the song’s lyrics inspired her as she wrote “The Perfect Mother,” her chilling novel set in a Brooklyn mom’s group.

  104. From the Czars to Putin: A History of Russia’s Imperial City Book Review, May 11

    Jonathan Miles’s “St. Petersburg: Madness, Murder, and Art on the Banks of the Neva” dishes up an A-to-Z of Russian urban culture and politics.

  105. Pirates, Runaways, Smugglers and the Occasional Aristocrat Book Review, May 11

    In “The Island That Disappeared,” Tom Feiling tells the riotous story of a Caribbean colony that failed in its rivalry with Puritan Massachusetts.

  106. The Sinking of the Most Powerful Warship in History Book Review, May 11

    In “Battleship Yamato,” Jan Morris ponders the terrible beauty and irony of war as symbolized by the destruction of the Japanese Navy’s great vessel.

  107. A Cultural Compendium of What’s New This Month T Style, May 11

    Louis Vuitton’s men’s scents, an update to E.M. Forster’s ‘Howard’s End,’ flasks for the modern drinker — and more.

  108. A Father-Son Novel Served With a Twist Book Review, May 11

    In “Memento Park,” a C-list actor discovers Nazis may have looted a valuable family painting during World War II — but his father refuses to discuss the matter.

  109. Childhood Friends — Once Inseparable, Now Far-Flung — Reunite for a Funeral Book Review, May 11

    In “The Gunners,” Rebecca Kauffman’s generous and affectionate novel, five friends parse what drove the sixth member of their group to take her own life.

  110. Step 1: Kill Husband. Step 2: Assume His Identity. Book Review, May 11

    In Tadzio Koelb’s “Trenton Makes,” a battered wife gets revenge, and then some, on her spouse.

  111. How Ian McEwan, Novelist, Became Ian McEwan, Movie Consultant Culture, May 11

    With “On Chesil Beach,” the sixth of his novels to be made into a film, the writer played a surprisingly key role in the creative process.

  112. A Debut Novel Sees Divorce Through the Eyes of a Child Book Review, May 11

    The 8-year-old heroine of Zulema Renee Summerfield’s “Every Other Weekend” struggles to make sense of traumas both outside her home and within it.

  113. How Johnny Temple, Book Publisher and Rocker, Spends His Sundays Metropolitan, May 11

    During the day, Mr. Temple gets a little loud at his kids’ soccer games. Later, he’ll often meet “writer friends” for drinks at the No. 7 restaurant near his home in Fort Greene.

  114. How-to Entertain Like the Avant-Garde Book Review, May 11

    Ali Fitzgerald illustrates a step-by-step guide to throwing the perfect modernist soiree.

  115. Enchanting New Picture Books Book Review, May 11

    Treats for little ones include the true story of a brave rescue dog, a bedtime tale about a rampaging bunny and a new Sandra Boynton board book.

  116. New in Paperback: ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,’ ‘Where the Water Goes’ Book Review, May 11

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  117. Three New Books Illuminate the Rise of Violent White Extremism Book Review, May 11

    New books about America’s dark underbelly include a Norwegian journalist embedded with white nationalists and stories of falling into — and out of — a violent hate movement.

  118. Letters to the Editor Book Review, May 11

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  119. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, May 11

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Lawrence Venuti on Jan Morris.

  120. Art Shay, Whose Camera Captured the Famous and the Everyday, Dies at 96 Obits, May 10

    For Life, Time and other magazines, Mr. Shay photographed Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali and nine presidents, as well as the streets of Chicago.

  121. Why Franchesca Ramsey Is Done Feeding the Trolls Weekend, May 10

    The online phenom on her new memoir, “Well, That Escalated Quickly,” her accidental activism and why she’s taking a step back from the internet.

  122. Broadway ‘Mockingbird’ Is Back on Track, as Court Dispute Ends Weekend, May 10

    A legal battled had been waged over whether a stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” strayed too far from Harper Lee’s novel.

  123. She Didn’t Know How to Read, but Her Stories Captured History Book Review, May 10

    Aida Edemariam’s sublimely crafted book, “The Wife’s Tale,” recounts the life of her Ethiopian grandmother, who witnessed her country’s dramas and endured her own.

  124. Why ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Is the Book for Our Social Media Age Book Review, May 10

    Ray Bradbury believed that serious thought was under threat from television and mass media. Ramin Bahrani, who adapted Bradbury’s novel for film, says it’s more relevant than ever.

  125. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, May 10

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

  126. Read Any Antisocial Novels Lately? T Style, May 10

    After a decade of introspective, self-consciously autobiographical fiction, a new crop of stories — many by women — seethes with the anger of our current era.

  127. Playing by the E-Book Rules Business, May 10

    The law treats electronic books and their printed counterparts differently when it comes to what you can do with them.

  128. Samantha Irby: By the Book Book Review, May 10

    The comedian and blogger Samantha Irby, whose collection “Meaty” has just been reissued, would love to see celebrities’ grocery lists: “I’m so curious about other people’s daily needs. What’s in your bathroom cabinet right now?”

  129. In His First Book, Ronan Farrow Laments the Decline of Diplomacy Book Review, May 9

    “War on Peace” details how American policy is being driven by military leaders rather than the State Department.

  130. Daniel Cohen, 82, Dies; Sought Justice for Pan Am Bombing Victims Obits, May 9

    Mr. Cohen and his wife, Susan, lost their daughter over Scotland when terrorists attacked Flight 103 in 1988. The couple became voices of the bereaved.

  131. Once Viewed as a Savior of Children, Hans Asperger Is Now Called a Nazi Collaborator Culture, May 9

    In “Asperger’s Children,” Edith Sheffer tells the story of how a doctor once praised as an ally in the autism community has come to be judged for his complicity in the Third Reich.

  132. Are We Traveling the ‘Road to Unfreedom’? Book Review, May 9

    Timothy Snyder’s new book looks at how democracies fall apart, and places blame on Russia as the current instigator.

  133. In Photos, His Face Is Not His Own. Blame 19th-Century Imperialism. Book Review, May 9

    The teenage protagonist of Ariel Dorfman’s novel “Darwin’s Ghosts” is made to atone for his ancestors’ crimes.

  134. Françoise Hardy, a French National Treasure, Is Back from the Brink Culture, May 9

    Doctors placed the French singer in a coma in 2016 and thought she would never wake up. But now she is back with a new album, and a memoir in English.

  135. Bored in Brazil: Is She the 21st-Century Ugly American? Book Review, May 9

    The narrator of Ian MacKenzie’s novel “Feast Days” has followed her banker husband to São Paulo. But the city and its people may be too much for her.

  136. A Radical Artist Takes a Startling Turn Toward Love Arts & Leisure, May 8

    Known for politically charged social art, Marlene Dumas tries a new direction — Eros — inspired by Shakespeare.

  137. Beyond TV and EVOO: Rachael Ray Looks for Her Next Act Dining, May 8

    The woman who made millions teaching America to cook dinner in a half-hour is facing 50, and a new digital world, with a pantry full of big plans.

  138. The Heroines in Curtis Sittenfeld’s First Story Collection Are All Grown Up Book Review, May 8

    “You Think It, I’ll Say It” revives the adolescent female archetypes of her novels, now grappling with adulthood.

  139. With ‘Spring,’ Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Latest Project Comes Into Focus Culture, May 8

    In the third of four books addressed to his youngest daughter, Knausgaard returns to form, and to ruthlessness, writing to fight a familial legacy of alienation from the world.

  140. Discussion Questions for ‘Educated’ Book Review, May 8

    Tara Westover’s memoir is our May pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”

  141. Parents Are Divided Over a Book in a Popular Student Reading Program in Oregon Book Review, May 8

    Some worry the themes in “George” are too advanced for elementary school children. Others love it for its message of inclusion.

  142. New & Noteworthy Book Review, May 8

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

  143. What Do We Mean When We Call Art ‘Necessary’? Magazine, May 8

    It’s supposed to be a compliment, but it saddles the work — and its audience — with the weight of moral imperative.

  144. What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World? Book Review, May 8

    Adam Becker’s “What Is Real?” explores the controversy around quantum physics and its ability to describe anything definite about the world of atoms.

  145. Books Your Teenager Is Reading That You Should Too Book Review, May 8

    Don’t worry if you failed to appreciate the classics in your high school classroom: These novels — like their readers — only get better with age.

  146. A Mother Keeps Wartime Secrets in Michael Ondaatje’s New Novel Culture, May 7

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