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  1. What Should Conservatives Conserve? Op Ed, Today

    The liberal ideal is not an enemy of morality. It's a precondition for it. 

  2. The Two Economists Who Fought Over How Free the Free Market Should Be Book Review, Today

    Nicholas Wapshott’s “Samuelson Friedman” looks at a feud that continues to define the economic direction of the United States.

  3. Thinking About a Change? They Took the Leap. Summary, Today

    Stories about people trying something different in their lives have always inspired me. Now, the Times series It’s Never Too Late offers readers more examples.

  4. A Fuller Picture of Osama bin Laden’s Life Book Review, Today

    With fresh material from bin Laden’s hide-out, Peter Bergen, in “The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden,” gives us a three-dimensional portrait.

  5. The Pressures and Privileges of Being a Parent in 2021 Book Review, Today

    Three new books delve into the choices faced by modern families.

  6. The Body Keeps Score. So Does This Memoir. Book Review, Today

    In “Ladyparts,” Deborah Copaken tells the story of her life through the lens of ailments, loss and struggle.

  7. Stephen King Pays His Dues in a ‘One Last Job’ Novel Book Review, Today

    In “Billy Summers,” a hired killer and aspiring writer is lured from the brink of retirement with a lucrative assignment.

  8. A Political Prisoner Restores His Mind by Talking to a Frog Book Review, Today

    In “The President and the Frog,” by Carolina De Robertis, a thinly veiled version of a former Uruguayan leader reflects on a dark period in history.

  9. Tao Lin and the Grueling Art of Self-Healing Book Review, Today

    In “Leave Society,” Lin’s new novel, a writer abandons speed, despair and his belief in Western medicine. But he still wants a fix, to fix himself.

  10. From Towering Redwoods to Tiny Creatures, This Novel Has It All Book Review, Today

    Ash Davidson’s debut, ‘Damnation Spring,’ gets at a logging community’s deep roots.

  11. A Key Player in Trump’s First Impeachment Tells His Insider’s Story Book Review, Today

    Alexander Vindman’s memoir, “Here, Right Matters,” is not only a backstage account of the first impeachment proceeding but also a plea to Americans to do the right thing.

  12. A Story Collection Steeped in Colombia’s Troubled History Book Review, Today

    “Songs for the Flames,” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, is a book about the power of secrets, held by characters touched by war and trauma.

  13. For Asian Women Raised in Sweatshop Conditions, Queens Posed Obstacles to Assimilation Book Review, Today

    Two memoirs, Anna Qu’s “Made in China” and Ly Tran’s “House of Sticks,” recount memories of abuse and family loyalty.

  14. This Novel Is a Record of Its Own Failure. Somehow It Succeeds. Book Review, Today

    “The Luminous Novel,” by Mario Levrero, is a diary of a doomed project, one that leads the reader to surprisingly optimistic conclusions.

  15. How a Well-Intentioned Program Has Trapped Millions in Debt Book Review, Today

    Josh Mitchell’s “The Debt Trap” traces the history of the student loan program, and where it went wrong.

  16. ‘Something New Under the Sun’: A Climate Nightmare in a Burning Los Angeles Book Review, Today

    What constitutes an emergency? That is one of the questions posed by Alexandra Kleeman’s latest novel, “Something New Under the Sun.”

  17. Adrift in a Ghostly Paris, With a Void in His Soul Book Review, Today

    In David Hoon Kim’s debut novel, “Paris Is a Party, Paris Is a Ghost,” a grieving expatriate looks for fulfillment in a city of longings and letdowns.

  18. Four Nuns and a Halfway House for Recovering Addicts Book Review, Today

    In “Agatha of Little Neon,” Claire Luchette’s winning debut novel, religious life collides with the pungent reality of the secular world.

  19. Joyce Carol Oates Explores the Cruel Course of Grief Book Review, Today

    In “Breathe,” Oates’s new novel, a woman navigates the shock and painful journey of a loved one’s terminal illness.

  20. Human and Animal Predators Together in the Scottish Highlands Book Review, Today

    “Once There Were Wolves,” a new novel by Charlotte McConaghy, features a preternaturally sensitive wolf biologist, her traumatized twin sister, 14 gray wolves and a skeptical rural community.

  21. May the Family Secrets Always Be at Your Back Book Review, Today

    In “We Are the Brennans,” Tracey Lange tells a yarn about an Irish American clan with a lot to hide.

  22. A Remarkable Work of Family History Vividly Recreates the Anti-Nazi Resistance in Germany Books, Today

    In “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” Rebecca Donner writes about her great-great-aunt Mildred Harnack, an American woman who was sentenced to death by the Nazi regime.

  23. Three Sharply Observed Books Showcase the Enduring Appeal of Memoirs About Dealing With Disease Culture, Yesterday

    Three new books about affliction — Fred D’Aguiar’s “Year of Plagues,” Jan Grue’s “I Live a Life Like Yours” and James Tate Hill’s “Blind Man’s Bluff” — have a lot to say about desire, pain, depression and many other topics.

  24. Lynn C. Franklin, Literary Agent and Memoirist on Adoption, Dies at 74 Obits, Yesterday

    She represented Desmond Tutu and Deepak Chopra, but the book closest to her was the one she wrote about giving up her baby and then reuniting with him.

  25. No, Cormac McCarthy Isn’t on Twitter. Don’t Be Fooled by the Check Mark. Express, Yesterday

    An account posing as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Road,” “No Country for Old Men” and “All the Pretty Horses” was mistakenly verified by Twitter.

  26. New Twists in the Long Pandemic Letters, Yesterday

    Readers discuss a change for the worse with the rise of the Delta variant. Also: Summer fashion; reading in the pandemic.

  27. Welcome to the Neighborhood. Pay No Attention to Those Men Folding Laundry. Book Review, Yesterday

    In her new novel, “The Husbands,” Chandler Baker turns the Stepford formula upside down.

  28. The Novel That Inspired Harry Styles and Emma Corrin’s Upcoming Film Book Review, Yesterday

    Published in Britain in 2012 but only being released in the United States for the first time now, “My Policeman,” by Bethan Roberts, depicts a passionate love triangle between a married couple and an older gay man in 1950s Brighton.

  29. Start-Ups Are Not Great for Marriages Book Review, Yesterday

    New novels by Tahmima Anam and Y.Z. Chin feature South Asian American women facing disadvantages in tech.

  30. A World War II Spy Didn’t Live to Tell Her Tale. Her Great-Great-Niece Will. Books, August 1

    In her book, “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” Rebecca Donner examines the life of Mildred Harnack, part of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany.

  31. Think Sustainability Is Simple? This Sheep Farmer Would Like a Word. Book Review, August 1

    Can farmers make money without wrecking the land? That’s the complex question James Rebanks tries to answer in his new book, “Pastoral Song.”

  32. ¿El escritor de ‘El código Da Vinci’ tiene un secreto? en Español, July 31

    Dan Brown tiene un libro de consejos poco conocido. El problema es que parece que es casi imposible de comprar.

  33. A Brief History of Summer Reading Book Review, July 31

    We rarely talk about spring books or winter reading. What is it about summer that inspired a whole genre of its own?

  34. Cults, College Dropouts and the Art of Control in Two New Story Collections Book Review, July 31

    Alix Ohlin’s “We Want What We Want” and Genevieve Plunkett’s “Prepare Her” explore desire and alienation.

  35. Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80 Obits, July 30

    A Florentine by birth, he was a polymath as an author and publisher (Kafka, Vedic philosophy, Greek mythology) who reached a wide international readership.

  36. Echoes of a Fairy Tale in a Devastating Novel Books, July 30

    Omar El Akkad talks about “What Strange Paradise,” and Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang talk about Facebook and “An Ugly Truth.”

  37. New in Paperback: ‘Antkind’ and ‘Looking for Miss America’ Book Review, July 30

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  38. Poetry and Politics, HIPAA and Other Letters to the Editor Book Review, July 30

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  39. Repression, Obsession, Murder Book Review, July 30

    Need a distraction? Three prickly, skin-crawling new thrillers will have you on the edge of your seat.

  40. The Pleasure of Falling Asleep With a Book on Your Face Book Review, July 30

    Maybe you should just surrender to the sweet slumber.

  41. Legends Remade: New Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review, July 30

    “The World Gives Way,” “The Chosen and the Beautiful” and “Sword Stone Table” borrow from familiar stories but offer surprising readings.

  42. Alexandra Kleeman Finds Reality All Too Surreal Books, July 30

    Her latest novel, “Something New Under the Sun,” imagines a highly imaginable California so ravaged by drought and wildfires that only the rich can afford to survive.

  43. Eve L. Ewing Adds a Dash of Black Girl Magic to STEM-Based Learning Book Review, July 30

    In “Maya and the Robot,” a shy brainiac finds, fixes and brings to life an artificially intelligent robot named Ralph.

  44. An Homage to Black Boyhood From the Creator of Tristan Strong Book Review, July 30

    Kwame Mbalia and 16 author friends, including Jason Reynolds, Varian Johnson, Tochi Onyebuchi, Dean Atta and Jerry Craft, make an anthology.

  45. Floyd Cooper, Illustrator of Black Life for Children, Dies at 65 Obits, July 29

    He sought to revive and recount chapters of African American history that he felt weren’t taught enough in classrooms.

  46. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, July 29

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

  47. Everything Old Is New Again and Other Best-Selling Wisdom Book Review, July 29

    A look at this week’s popular novels reminds us that good writing runs in families, wet T-shirts attract attention and you can’t hide from your past.

  48. Phillip Lopate Is No Fan of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ Books, July 29

    “Holden Caulfield irritated me massively.”

  49. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, July 29

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

  50. Erik Larson Has a Scary Story He’d Like You to Hear Books, July 29

    After years writing nonfiction, he is now the author of a made-up tale about ghost-hunting that will only be sold as an audiobook.

  51. Graphic Novelists Who Show Us What Loneliness Means Book Review, July 29

    In her latest Graphic Content column, Hillary Chute looks at new books from Kristen Radtke and Lizzy Stewart, as well as a first graphic novel from Anne Carson.

  52. Does ‘The Da Vinci Code’ Writer Have a Secret? Styles, July 29

    Dan Brown has a lesser-known advice book. The trouble is, it seems impossible to buy.

  53. This Novel Revisits a Power Broker Who Trod Lightly and Left a Big Footprint Books, July 28

    Andrew Haswell Green accomplished a lot in 19th-century New York, but he was an enigma even in his own time. In “The Great Mistake,” Jonathan Lee imagines his way into Green’s mind.

  54. Onstage, the Pen Is Usually Duller Than the Sword Culture, July 28

    Plays about writers, including “Mr. Fullerton,” a new potboiler probing Edith Wharton’s love life, too often undermine the real brilliance of their subjects.

  55. Side by Side With Sondheim: Alan Cumming Reviews a New Book About ‘Sunday in the Park’ Book Review, July 28

    In “Putting It Together,” James Lapine recounts how he and Stephen Sondheim created the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical.

  56. 140 Picture Prompts to Inspire Student Writing Learning, July 28

    A school year’s worth of short, accessible image-driven posts that invite a variety of kinds of writing.

  57. New & Noteworthy, From Horse Girls to an E.R. Doctor’s View of Covid Book Review, July 28

    A selection of recent titles of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  58. Sunday in the Trenches With George Arts & Leisure, July 28

    James Lapine’s book shows how he and Stephen Sondheim invested two years of work to burnish their musical from an avant-garde near-disaster to a mainstream classic.

  59. He Wrote a Gardening Column. He Ended Up Documenting Climate Change. Magazine, July 28

    Over 45 years, his advice to Alaskans has changed with the transformation of the planet.

  60. 11 New Books Coming in August Books, July 28

    Buzzy new novels from Alexandra Kleeman, Leila Slimani and Stephen King, Billie Jean King’s memoir and plenty more.

  61. Witty and Soulful Stories From a Writer Who Was Just Getting Started Culture, July 27

    In “Afterparties,” Anthony Veasna So, who died at 28 last year, reimagines California’s Central Valley through the lives of its Cambodian immigrants.

  62. Finding the ‘Believers’ Who Will Remake a Damaged Earth Book Review, July 27

    In a travelogue, Lisa Wells searches for communities and individuals committed to healing the damage of climate change.

  63. The Mystery of My Obsession With Agatha Christie Magazine, July 27

    People were dying all around me. So why was I escaping into tales of murder?

  64. Ha Jin Considers the Cost of Freedom in ‘A Song Everlasting’ Book Review, July 27

    Jin’s new novel follows a Beijing opera singer who flees to the United States after he gets in trouble with the Chinese state.

  65. ‘The Dark Part of My Life’: 5 Takeaways From Mena Suvari’s Book Books, July 27

    In her new memoir, the “American Beauty” and “American Pie” actor opens up about years of sexual abuse and drug addiction, as well as an “eerie” moment with Kevin Spacey.

  66. A New John Oliver Killens Novel Arrives, Three Decades After His Death Book Review, July 27

    Killens’s posthumously released novel, “The Minister Primarily,” is a searing and satirical look at race in America.

  67. Booker Prize Longlist Is Unveiled Books, July 26

    Rachel Cusk’s “Second Place,” Richard Powers’s “Bewilderment” and Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun” are among the 13 novels nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards.

  68. Sally Miller Gearhart, Lesbian Writer and Activist, Dies at 90 Obits, July 26

    She fought anti-gay policies alongside Harvey Milk, wrote influential books, including science fiction, and founded a women-only refuge in the woods.

  69. ‘There’s No One Like Him’: A Times Critic Who Captured the Moment Summary, July 26

    For his piercing insights on race and culture, Wesley Morris recently received his second Pulitzer Prize. But he won over colleagues long before that.

  70. The Extraordinary History (and Likely Busy Future) of Quarantine Books, July 26

    “Until Proven Safe,” by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, is about the lifesaving measure that has also been abused for political purposes over the centuries.

  71. Rescuing China’s Muzzled Past, One Footnote at a Time Foreign, July 25

    In a two-volume tome, the independent historian Yu Ruxin explains the crucial role of the military in Mao’s stormy Cultural Revolution.

  72. The Enduring Whimsy and Wonderment of Eric Carle Book Review, July 25

    The beloved children’s author and illustrator died in May. But his irrepressible spirit lives on in his books.

  73. A Son of Gabriel García Márquez Tenderly Recalls His Parents Book Review, July 24

    In “A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes,” Rodrigo Garcia chronicles his parents’ final days, including his celebrated father’s struggle with dementia and his mother’s fierce independence to the end.

  74. Laura Foreman, Reporter Whose Romance Became a Scandal, Dies at 76 Obits, July 23

    The disclosure of her relationship with a source while at The Philadelphia Inquirer ended her journalism career and prompted the paper to develop an ethics code.

  75. New in Paperback: ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ and ‘Agent Sonya’ Book Review, July 23

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  76. What Makes Elon Musk Different Book Review, July 23

    Two new books, Eric Berger’s “Liftoff” and Tim Higgins’s “Power Play,” explore Musk’s terrestrial and extraterrestrial pursuits — and what has made him so successful.

  77. A Heartbreaking Novel About Mothers, Daughters and Secrets Books, July 23

    Elisabeth Egan talks about Esther Freud’s “I Couldn’t Love You More,” and Philip D’Anieri discusses “The Appalachian Trail.”

  78. Make a Splash: 8 Summer Picture Books Take You to the Water Books, July 23

    Dip into these picture books about pools and beaches, swimming and sailing, calm waters and stormy seas.

  79. Advertisements for the Otherworldy Book Review, July 23

    In the 1940s and ’50s the Book Review’s pages were full of ads for books on the extraterrestrial and dystopian.

  80. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, July 22

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

  81. What Do Trump and Marinara Have in Common? Op Ed, July 22

    Politically speaking, we’re not served by our stewing.

  82. Obama and Springsteen to Publish Book Based on Their Spotify Series Books, July 22

    Crown is publishing “Renegades: Born in the USA,” a book adaptation of the podcast conversations.

  83. The Promise and Tragedy of a Utopian Community, as Seen by One of Its Own Book Review, July 22

    “Better to Have Gone,” by Akash Kapur, recounts the haunting, heartbreaking history of Auroville, an intentional community in southern India where he and his wife were raised.

  84. The Latest Target of Hong Kong’s Crackdown: Children’s Books Foreign, July 22

    A story that portrayed the police as wolves helped lead to the arrests of five leaders of a speech therapists’ union.

  85. ‘A Storm Waiting to Happen’: A Colombian Writer Watches His Home From Afar Weekend, July 22

    Juan Gabriel Vásquez sees his new story collection, “Songs for the Flames,” as part of a thriving literary landscape in Colombia because, he said, “places in conflict produce fiction.”

  86. Laura Dave Turned the Scorned Wife Into a ‘Hero’ Book Review, July 22

    In her best-selling thriller, “The Last Thing He Told Me,” a Silicon Valley wife learns the truth about her missing husband.

  87. Eddie Glaude Jr., an Expert on James Baldwin, Reveals His Favorite Baldwin Book Books, July 22

    Glaude, the author of “Begin Again,” says that “No Name in the Street” (1972) “tries to offer an account of what happened between Little Rock, Dr. King’s assassination and the emergence of Black Power. Trauma and wound saturate his sentences, and ...

  88. Readers Have Some Thoughts About Recent Reviews and Essays Book Review, July 22

    Here’s a peek into the Book Review’s mailbag.

  89. Climate Change Comes for Rich Countries Climate, July 21

    Brutal heat and deadly floods show a world unprepared to cope with extreme weather.

  90. ‘The Daily Show’ at 25: The Creators Look Back Culture, July 21

    The Comedy Central stalwart debuted in July 1996. The creators Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead reflect on the early days, when “Dateline” was a main target and Jon Stewart took over from Craig Kilborn.

  91. Scents and Science Mingle in ‘The Joy of Sweat’ Books, July 21

    In her illuminating new book, Sarah Everts offers a guide to the necessity and virtues of perspiration.

  92. Carol Easton, Biographer of Arts Figures, Dies at 87 Obits, July 20

    Curious about creativity, she chronicled the lives of Agnes de Mille, Jacqueline du Pré, Samuel Goldwyn and Stan Kenton.

  93. Revisiting a Utopian City With Fondness and Fury Culture, July 20

    In “Better to Have Gone,” Akash Kapur writes about Auroville, a community in India founded by a Frenchwoman, where Kapur grew up and met his future wife.

  94. To Battle Climate Change, Begin With Your Air-Conditioner Book Review, July 20

    In “After Cooling,” Eric Dean Wilson explores the ways that temperature-controlled environments contribute to the climate crisis.

  95. New & Noteworthy, From El Chapo to a Holocaust Survivor’s Art Book Review, July 20

    A selection of recent titles of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  96. ‘Virtue,’ by Hermione Hoby: An Excerpt Book Review, July 20

    An excerpt from “Virtue,” by Hermione Hoby

  97. ‘What Strange Paradise,’ by Omar El Akkad: An Excerpt Book Review, July 20

    An excerpt from “What Strange Paradise,” by Omar El Akkad

  98. In These Debut Novels, Young Women Feel Oppressed by Womanhood Book Review, July 20

    A trapped mom turns into an angry dog by night, an atheist lesbian poses as a Catholic receptionist, a 20-year-old woman suffers through domestic abuse.

  99. Hermione Hoby Takes on Virtue-Signaling Book Review, July 20

    In her new novel, “Virtue,” a white, liberal 20-something is torn between elitism and activism.

  100. ‘What Strange Paradise’ Explores Two Sides of a Migrant Crisis Book Review, July 20

    Omar El Akkad’s new novel follows a young refugee who survives a shipwreck and the girl who comes to his aid.

  101. Katie Kitamura Translates the Untranslatable Book Review, July 20

    In “Intimacies,” a court interpreter at The Hague grapples with the ethics of the world around her.

  102. A Writer’s Struggle, an Affair and a Pot of Cash Converge in a Novel Book Review, July 20

    In Pedro Mairal’s “The Woman From Uruguay,” a plan to smuggle some money into Argentina goes disastrously awry.

  103. A Fresh Look at the Family Who Led (and Lost) Britain’s War for America Book Review, July 20

    “The Howe Dynasty,” by Julie Flavell, adds nuance and complexity to the story of a famous English military family by examining the extensive correspondence of one of its female members.

  104. In ‘The Council of Animals,’ the Fate of Humanity Comes Down to a Vote Book Review, July 20

    In Nick McDonell’s new novel, humans are almost extinct. Now the animal kingdom must decide their fate.

  105. A Trek Across Florida, Braving Deadly Swamps and Bounty Hunters Book Review, July 20

    In John Brandon’s new novel, “Ivory Shoals,” a boy in post-Civil War Florida searches for the father he has never met.

  106. Prince Harry to Write a Memoir Books, July 19

    Penguin Random House said the book, tentatively coming in 2022, would be “an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time.”

  107. John P. McMeel, Newspaper Syndicator With a Difference, Dies at 85 Obits, July 19

    He and his business partner started in a basement, recruited a Yale student cartoonist named Garry Trudeau, and built the largest company of its kind.

  108. A Rising Star’s Career Was Cut Short. His Impact Is Just Beginning. Books, July 19

    Anthony Veasna So died before the release of his first book, “Afterparties,” but his loved ones, mentors and newfound fans are making it a particularly significant debut.

  109. How to Explain the Rise and Fall of WeWork? Book Review, July 18

    In “The Cult of We,” Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell examine how WeWork’s Adam Neumann built a billion-dollar company simply out of renting communal work space.

  110. Overlooked No More, ‘Skipped History’ Explores Forgotten Events National, July 17

    A comedy web series hosted by a historical satirist explores overlooked ideas, people and events that continue to shape the United States.

  111. A Reporter’s Fight to Expose Epstein’s Crimes — and Earn a Living Editorial, July 17

    Julie Brown's "Perversion of Justice" is a reminder of how much local news matters.

  112. Why People Are So Awful Online Op Ed, July 17

    On social media, we are all hammers seeking nails.

  113. The New Magazines and Journals Shaping Africa’s Literary Scene Foreign, July 17

    Lolwe, Doek and other digital publications are helping to amplify new voices from the continent.

  114. From Lin-Manuel to Pollan to St. Aubyn: Audiobooks for Every Attention Span Book Review, July 17

    Fiction and nonfiction for the busiest, most distracted of listeners.

  115. Textbooks Featuring Malala Yousafzai Are Removed From Bookstores in Pakistan Foreign, July 16

    Authorities began confiscating a social studies textbook featuring a photo of Ms. Yousafzai, the education activist, after she questioned marriage norms.

  116. Killing Time Book Review, July 16

    If your idea of a great summer read involves murder, bloodshed, revenge and trickery, you’re in luck.

  117. A Taxonomy of Nerds Book Review, July 16

    Making some order among the outcast, weird or just plain quirky.

  118. S.A. Cosby on ‘Razorblade Tears’ Books, July 16

    Cosby discusses his new novel, and Dean Jobb talks about “The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream.”

  119. The Murders That Touched Off Ireland’s Bloody Campaign for Self-Rule Book Review, July 16

    “The Irish Assassins,” by Julie Kavanagh, recounts the birth of a violent Irish nationalist movement through a fresh history of the famous Phoenix Park killings in 1882.

  120. $900 Out-of-Print Books, Moscow and Other Letters to the Editor Book Review, July 16

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  121. New in Paperback: ‘Burning Down the House’ and ‘Love After Love’ Book Review, July 16

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  122. Megan Abbott’s Latest Crime Thriller Links Ballet and Sex Book Review, July 16

    “The Turnout” explores the darker, erotic side of professional dance.

  123. Ibram X. Kendi on What Conservatives — and Liberals — Get Wrong About Antiracism Op Ed, July 16

    A challenging discussion on the hard, and sometimes unanswerable, questions around racism and public policy.

  124. How Richard Nixon Changed America’s Place in the World Book Review, July 16

    Jeffrey E. Garten’s “Three Days at Camp David” returns readers to 1971 and Nixon’s momentous decision to take the United States off the gold standard.

  125. Jamia Wilson’s Inclusive Guide Is ‘Not Your Mama’s Feminism’ Book Review, July 16

    In “This Book Is Feminist,” for young readers, the former director of the Feminist Press sees a movement without borders — and talks about her hair.

  126. Thirteen Ways of Looking at Censorship Book Review, July 16

    In “You Can’t Say That,” Leonard S. Marcus interviews 13 authors whose books for kids have been banned or challenged.

  127. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, July 15

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

  128. ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ Review: Magic Kingdom Weekend, July 15

    Jörg Adolph uses the sensorial capacities of cinema to thrillingly visualize a German forester’s contention that trees are social, sentient beings.

  129. Two Accounts of Donald Trump’s Final Year in Office, One More Vivid and Apt Than the Other Books, July 15

    “I Alone Can Fix It,” by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, and “Landslide,” by Michael Wolff, take different approaches to recounting the events of 2020 and early 2021.

  130. Knopf Names Jordan Pavlin Its Editor in Chief Books, July 14

    Ms. Pavlin, a longtime editor at the publishing house who has worked with Ayana Mathis, Tommy Orange and Yaa Gyasi, succeeds Sonny Mehta, who died in 2019.

  131. Bernette Ford, Who Made Children’s Books More Diverse, Dies at 70 Obits, July 14

    As a publishing executive and as an author, she sought to make sure that all children saw themselves in what they read.

  132. A ‘Rogue Ballerina’ Gives a Candid Account of Ballet Culture Arts & Leisure, July 14

    Georgina Pazcoguin, a New York City Ballet soloist, has written a page-turner of a memoir.

  133. ‘Ted Lasso’ Is Back, but No Longer an Underdog Arts & Leisure, July 14

    The unlikely hit on Apple TV+ begins its second season on July 23. Jason Sudeikis and his creative team told us how they made it happen.

  134. ‘Intimacies,’ a Coolly Written Novel About the Arts of Translation and Power Culture, July 14

    In Katie Kitamura’s fourth novel, a woman adrift takes a job at an international criminal court.

  135. Iranian Operatives Planned to Kidnap a Brooklyn Author, Prosecutors Say Metro, July 13

    Masih Alinejad spoke critically of her native country’s autocracy. Now an Iranian intelligence official and three others have been indicted in New York.

  136. Priscilla McMillan, Who Knew Both Kennedy and Oswald, Dies at 92 Obits, July 13

    A Cold War scholar, she met Oswald four years before Kennedy’s assassination and later wrote “Marina and Lee,” a book about him and his Russian wife.

  137. ‘Pessoa’ Is the Definitive and Sublime Life of a Genius and His Many Alternate Selves Culture, July 13

    Richard Zenith’s biography of the Portuguese poet, critic, translator, mystic and giant of modernism is a perceptive reading of the eccentric man and his abundant work.

  138. How Jeffrey Epstein Got Away With It Book Review, July 13

    In “Perversion of Justice,” Julie K. Brown expands on her explosive 2018 series for The Miami Herald on the notorious financier to explore how he was able to avoid criminal prosecution for sex crimes for so long.

  139. A Black Writer Found Tolerance in France, and a Different Racism Book Review, July 13

    In William Gardner Smith’s 1963 novel “The Stone Face,” a journalist sees parallels between French bigotry toward Arabs and his treatment at home.

  140. ‘I Couldn’t Love You More,’ by Esther Freud: An Excerpt Book Review, July 13

    An excerpt from “I Couldn’t Love You More,” by Esther Freud

  141. The Bombs May Have Stopped, but War’s Scars Still Run Deep Book Review, July 13

    Anuk Arudpragasam’s “A Passage North” traces a journey across a country reeling from a decades-long conflict.

  142. Solving the Mystery of Her Daughter’s Death, Parkinson’s Be Damned Book Review, July 13

    “Elena Knows,” by the Argentine writer Claudia Piñeiro, follows a woman impaired by illness on a quest across Buenos Aires.

  143. New & Noteworthy, From Finding Joy to Offbeat Sports Stories Book Review, July 13

    A selection of recent titles of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  144. A Novel Charts Earth’s Path From Lush Eden to Barren Hellscape Book Review, July 13

    Ecological disaster ties together the three strands of Matt Bell’s stark yet hopeful “Appleseed.”

  145. Are You My Mother? In This Novel, the Answer Is Complicated. Book Review, July 13

    “I Couldn’t Love You More” introduces three generations of women grappling with secrets, shame and an inexorable bond.

  146. Fernando Pessoa: Office Worker, Occultist, Galaxy of Writers Book Review, July 13

    A new biography by Richard Zenith offers a sharper picture of the Portuguese master, who contained multitudes.

  147. Looking for a Funny Novel Set in Washington, D.C.? Start Here. Book Review, July 13

    In “Rachel to the Rescue,” Elinor Lipman ushers readers into the Beltway with her signature blend of wit and charm.

  148. Fiction Based on Real People and Places, for Better and for Worse Book Review, July 13

    These novels have roots in the good, the bad and the ugly parts of history.

  149. Tracking ‘Strange Beasts of China’ With Booze, Smokes and Sleuthing Book Review, July 13

    Set in a fictional Chinese city, Yan Ge’s novel features a bestiary of mysterious creatures and a cryptozoologist narrator who is trying to study and classify them.

  150. It’s All in the Family in These New Novels From Veteran Authors Book Review, July 13

    Joyce Maynard and Diane Johnson are both writing about women looking back on life. Luckily for their readers, the excitement continues.