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  1. How Should the Stories of Migrants Be Told? Books, Today

    “The Silence of the Choir,” a novel by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, follows 72 African refugees who have arrived in a Sicilian village.

  2. ¿Por qué nos obsesionan los pechos? En español, Today

    Después de su propia mastectomía, la socióloga Sarah Thornton trató de responder la pregunta.

  3. The Essential Don DeLillo Books, Today

    His fascination with terrorism, cults and mass culture’s weirder turns has given his work a prophetic air. Here’s where to start.

  4. My Son Was in a Psychiatric Hospital. Why Was I Celebrating? Well, Today

    In the midst of a family crisis, a writer contemplates whether heartache and joy can coexist.

  5. The Best Crime Novels of the Year (So Far) Books, Today

    Looking for some murder and mayhem (fictional, of course)? Here are the best crime novels of 2024 so far.

  6. Jenny Erpenbeck’s ‘Kairos’ Wins the International Booker Prize Books, Yesterday

    Translated by Michael Hofmann, it’s the first novel originally written in German to win the major literary award.

  7. A Son of the Mexican Elite Who Can’t Escape His Roots Books, Yesterday

    In a debut novel, history and family legacy — going back to the conquistadors — confound a man’s search for identity.

  8. My Secret to Creative Rejuvenation? Conferences. Magazine, Yesterday

    Vacations are cool, but sometimes you need more than an escape.

  9. ‘Butcher’ Tells the (Mostly) True Story of a Very Bad Gynecologist Books, Yesterday

    Through the lens of a 19th-century doctor, Joyce Carol Oates explores gothic medical horror.

  10. Sebastian Junger Is Reporting Live From the Brink of Death Books, Yesterday

    In his new memoir, Junger, the veteran journalist, makes sense of — and an uneasy peace with — an experience few have survived.

  11. Young, Gay and Searching for Selfhood in 9/11-Era New York Books, Yesterday

    Thomas Grattan’s queer coming-of-age novel “In Tongues” unfurls in the Manhattan art world at the turn of the millennium.

  12. Penguin Random House Dismisses Two of Its Top Publishers Books, May 20

    The departures of Reagan Arthur, who led Alfred A. Knopf, and Lisa Lucas, who held the top job at Pantheon and Schocken, came as a surprise to many in the company.

  13. Do You Know the Literary Influences of These Animated Films? Interactive, May 20

    Several 21st-century movies were inspired by popular literature that is much older. Try this short quiz to see how many books and films you recognize.

  14. The Author of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Can’t Go Home, Except in His Books Books, May 20

    Kevin Kwan left Singapore’s opulent, status-obsessed, upper crust when he was 11. He’s still writing about it.

  15. She Survived a Train Accident. Her Train Wreck of a Dad Is Next. Books, May 20

    In Garth Risk Hallberg’s new novel, a teenage rebel and her father reconnect amid a sea of their own troubles.

  16. Who Was Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, Really? Books, May 20

    In “Once Upon a Time,” Elizabeth Beller examines the life and death of the woman who was best known for marrying John F. Kennedy Jr.

  17. The Northern Lights I Did Not See Opinion, May 20

    On this impossible, glorious planet, any creature who is tuned for beauty is sure to behold it.

  18. Higher Education Needs More Socrates and Plato Op Ed, May 19

    The liberal arts are fading just when we need them most.

  19. After a Wrenching Best Seller, an Author Takes Up Her Dream Project Books, May 19

    An assault led to Chanel Miller’s book, “Know My Name.” But she had wanted to write children’s books since she was a child. She’s done that now with “Magnolia Wu Unfolds It All.”

  20. Let’s Not Do Another Civil War if We Can Help It, OK? Book Review, May 19

    Three new books show us why the United States should do everything it can to nip the possibility in the bud.

  21. Domination Meets Inspiration in a Consuming Affair Between Artists Book Review, May 19

    R.O. Kwon’s second novel, “Exhibit,” sees two Korean American women finding pleasure in a bond that knits creative expression and sadomasochism.

  22. Take a Walk Through the Hamptons With a Photographer and Her iPhone Real Estate, May 19

    Susan Kaufman, whose editing career included stints at Condé Nast and People, turned her lifelong love of the Long Island towns into a coffee-table book.

  23. How I Met My Father Styles, May 18

    “What took you so long?” he said.

  24. Defeat Is Agonizing. In These 2 Books, It’s Also Thrilling. Book Review, May 18

    If you love stories about beautiful losers, consider Brian Moore’s novel about an alcoholic virgin or Benjamin Anastas’s tale of an inferior twin.

  25. The Truth Hurts — Especially When Bill Maher Dishes It Out Op Ed, May 18

    “Why can’t everybody live in my world, in the middle,” he says, “where we’re not nuts?”

  26. Queen of the Book Club N Y T Now, May 18

    Sitting down for lunch with Reese Witherspoon, whose book picks have become a force in the publishing industry.

  27. Appreciating Alice Munro, Who Brought Innovation to Short Fiction Foreign, May 18

    The Nobel laureate, whose precisely written stories about southwestern Ontario many considered “without equal,” died this week at 92.

  28. Inside Reese Witherspoon’s Literary Empire Books, May 18

    When her career hit a wall, the Oscar-winning actor built a ladder made of books — for herself, and for others.

  29. An Instagram Poet, a Billionaire and the End of the World Book Review, May 18

    In Frankie Barnet’s novel, “Mood Swings,” two young women work to craft meaningful lives as society collapses around them.

  30. A Novel of Nantucket’s Unglamorous Side Book Review, May 18

    In “Wait,” Gabriella Burnham examines island life from a fresh angle.

  31. Why Did the First Space Shuttle Disaster Happen? Book Review, May 17

    Adam Higginbotham discusses his new book, “Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space.”

  32. Alta, Irreverent Feminist Poet and Small-Press Pioneer, Dies at 81 Obits, May 17

    She wrote lusty work about her life. She also started what may have been America’s first feminist press, Shameless Hussy, in her garage.

  33. El dilema de leer la última novela de Gabo En español, May 17

    8 lecturas y una pregunta para el fin de semana.

  34. Wokeness Is Dying. We Might Miss It. Op Ed, May 17

    Nellie Bowles’s new book fights the last war.

  35. 6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week Interactive, May 17

    Recommended reading from the Book Review, including titles by Anne Berest, Brandon Taylor and more.

  36. Whose Folk Tale Is It Anyway? Book Review, May 17

    A comics collection’s sibling narrators and a graphic novel’s hapless heroine change their stories as they go along.

  37. After a Season of Protest, PEN America’s Literary Gala Goes Forward Culture, May 17

    The free-expression group has been engulfed by debate over its response to the Gaza war that forced the cancellation of its literary awards and annual festival.

  38. Samm-Art Williams, Playwright, Producer and Actor, Dies at 78 Obits, May 16

    He challenged racial barriers in Hollywood, was a producer of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and earned a Tony nomination for “Home,” a paean to his Southern roots.

  39. 6 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, May 16

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

  40. Overlooked No More: Bill Hosokawa, Journalist Who Chronicled Japanese American History Obits, May 16

    He fought prejudice and incarceration during World War II to lead a successful career, becoming one of the first editors of color at a metropolitan newspaper.

  41. Kristi Got Her Gun Op Ed, May 16

    Governor Noem has an unusual way of demonstrating her decision-making skills.

  42. Mary Cassatt’s Women Didn’t Sit Pretty Arts & Leisure, May 16

    The American painter depicted women caring for children, not posing for the male gaze. New exhibitions and books reappraise her legacy 100 years later.

  43. In the Corporate World, Woke Is the Rage but Greed Is Still King Book Review, May 16

    Three new books chronicle businesses where executive self-enrichment at the expense of workers — and sometimes the law — prevails.

  44. Kara Walker’s Favorite Literary Villain Is Scarlett O’Hara Book Review, May 16

    Audiobooks have let the artist “stay invested in stories while working with my hands.” Her new project: illustrating Jamaica Kincaid’s “An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children.”

  45. Gabriel García Márquez Wanted His Manuscript Destroyed. Is It Wrong to Read It? Magazine, May 15

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to honor a dead writer’s wishes.

  46. A Leading Free Expression Group Is Roiled by Dissent Over Gaza Culture, May 15

    As it cancels events amid criticism of its response to the Israel-Hamas war, PEN America faces questions about when an organization devoted to free speech for all should take sides.

  47. I Don’t Write Like Alice Munro, but I Want to Live Like Her Op Ed, May 15

    We are very different writers, but I have kept Alice Munro in mind, daily and for decades, as an example to follow.

  48. The Massacre America Forgot Book Review, May 15

    In a new book, the historian Kim A. Wagner investigates the slaughter by U.S. troops of nearly 1,000 people in the Philippines in 1906 — an atrocity long overlooked in this country.

  49. A Modern Shakespeare Retelling Filled With Drugs, Sex and Trauma Book Review, May 15

    Allen Bratton’s novel transforms the rise of Henry V into a contemporary story about a brash gay man grappling with abuse and guilt.

  50. The Old-Fashioned Library at the Heart of the A.I. Boom Business, May 15

    OpenAI may be changing how the world interacts with language. But inside headquarters, there is a homage to the written word: a library.

  51. How Americans Learned to Be Kinder to (Some) Animals Book Review, May 15

    “Our Kindred Creatures” details the rise, and contradictions, of the animal welfare movement.

  52. Alice Munro, un elogio a través de sus obras En español, May 14

    La escritora, acreedora al Premio Nobel de Literatura 2013, se distinguió por relatos breves de dimensión novelística que abarcaban décadas con intimidad y precisión. Murió a los 92 años.

  53. Alice Munro, a Literary Alchemist Who Made Great Fiction From Humble Lives Book Review, May 14

    The Nobel Prize-winning author specialized in exacting short stories that were novelistic in scope, spanning decades with intimacy and precision.

  54. Alice Munro, Nobel Laureate and Master of the Short Story, Dies at 92 Obits, May 14

    Her stories were widely considered to be without equal, a mixture of ordinary people and extraordinary themes.

  55. Ethical Lapses in the Medical Profession Letters, May 14

    Readers discuss a guest essay by a doctor calling for changes in the medical culture. Also: Columbia donors; a Florida bookstore; a balloon release ban.

  56. Not Your Typical Children’s Museum Podcasts, May 14

    Enter the Rabbit Hole and become a part of the story.

  57. 1907 Was a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Book Review, May 14

    In “The Race to the Future,” Kassia St. Clair chronicles the 8,000-mile caper that helped change the landscape forever.

  58. Finding Beauty in the Chaos, and God in Cherry Blossoms Book Review, May 14

    Tracing his path from homelessness to proud parenthood, the writer Carvell Wallace recounts a lifetime of joy and pain in his intimate memoir.

  59. What I’ve Learned From My Students’ College Essays Magazine, May 14

    The genre is often maligned for being formulaic and melodramatic, but it’s more important than you think.

  60. Being Nick Kristof Book Review, May 14

    In “Chasing Hope,” the veteran Times journalist remembers the highs and lows of his storied career.

  61. An Artist Whose Knits Are an Antidote to Loneliness T Style, May 14

    Patrick Carroll began making textiles during lockdown. Last year, several of them appeared at a JW Anderson runway show.

  62. Skewering Leftist Excess With Mockery and Sneers Book Review, May 14

    In “Morning After the Revolution,” an attack on progressive activism, the journalist Nellie Bowles relies more on sarcasm than argument or ideas.

  63. The Scrappy World War II Pilots Who Took Flight for a Perilous Mission Book Review, May 14

    In the riveting “Skies of Thunder,” Caroline Alexander considers what it took to get supplies to Allied ground troops in China.

  64. Can You Find The 13 Book Titles Hidden in This Text? Interactive, May 13

    A baker’s dozen of sports books — including athlete memoirs, biographies, team histories and a few classics of the form — are tucked away in this very short story. Can you find them all?

  65. Sex, Drugs and Economics: The Double Life of a Conservative Gadfly Book Review, May 13

    The professor and social commentator Glenn Loury opens up about his vices in a candid new memoir.

  66. Are Plants Intelligent? If So, What Does That Mean for Your Salad? Books, May 13

    A new book, “The Light Eaters,” looks at how plants sense the world and the agency they have in their own lives.

  67. What We Didn’t Learn From a Space Shuttle Disaster Book Review, May 13

    As recounted in Adam Higginbotham’s “Challenger,” the 1986 tragedy that riveted a nation was a preventable lesson in hubris and human error.

  68. Bribing the Navy Is Easier (and More Entertaining) Than You Might Think Book Review, May 13

    In “Fat Leonard,” Craig Whitlock investigates one of the worst corruption scandals in U.S. military history.

  69. She Taught Generations How to Wield a Wok and a Cleaver Book Review, May 12

    As Michelle T. King demonstrates in this moving and ambitious biography, Fu Pei-mei was far more than “the Julia Child of Chinese cooking.”

  70. Adultery Gets Weird in Miranda July’s New Novel Book Review, May 12

    An anxious artist’s road trip stops short for a torrid affair at a tired motel. In “All Fours,” the desire for change is familiar. How to satisfy it isn’t.

  71. Her Sister Is Dead but Life, and Libido, Carry On Book Review, May 12

    In Kimberly King Parsons’s witty, profane novel, “We Were the Universe,” a young mother seeks to salve a profound loss.

  72. Flipping Off the Patriarchy, Three Chords at a Time Book Review, May 12

    In her intimate memoir, “Rebel Girl,” the punk-rock heroine Kathleen Hanna recalls a life of trauma, triumph and riot grrrl rebellion.

  73. On Mother’s Day, Here Are 2 Novels That Get Babies Right Book Review, May 11

    Barbara Kingsolver’s debut, and a bad seed’s beginnings.

  74. Reading and Protesting on Campus Letters, May 11

    Readers discuss a column by Ross Douthat.

  75. What Ethan Hawke’s ‘Wildcat’ Gets Right About Flannery O’Connor Culture, May 11

    Those familiar with her menagerie of grotesques, her views of Southern society, her tortured faith and inner contradictions will get what his film is doing.

  76. When Anarchists Were Public Enemy Number One Book Review, May 11

    An entertaining new history by Steven Johnson explores an explosive moment when terror and nascent surveillance collided.

  77. A Family Saga That Stays Calm Through Tumultuous Times Book Review, May 11

    Jessica Shattuck’s “Last House” dips into the cultural intrigues of 20th-century America, but keeps its nose surprisingly clean.

  78. A Loving Daughter, Obsessed With Her Parents’ Misery, Seeks Its Roots Book Review, May 11

    Inspired by her own family’s past, Claire Messud’s “This Strange Eventful History” unfolds over seven decades and two wars.

  79. How a Writer and Biscuit Entrepreneur Spends Her Sundays Metropolitan, May 11

    Tembe Denton-Hurst delivers fresh-baked biscuits all over New York City, then curls up with a comfort movie when it’s time for bed.

  80. David Shapiro, Who Gained Fame in Poetry and Protest, Dies at 77 Obits, May 10

    A renowned member of the New York School of poets, he also found accidental notoriety when he was photographed during the 1968 uprising at Columbia University.

  81. Talking to Leigh Bardugo, Fantasy Superstar Book Review, May 10

    The best-selling author of dark fantasy novels for Y.A. and adult audiences discusses her career and her stand-alone new historical fantasy, “The Familiar.”

  82. Book Club: Discuss ‘James,’ by Percival Everett, With Us Book Review, May 10

    For The Book Review Podcast’s May book club, we’ll talk about “James,” Percival Everett’s radical reimagining of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

  83. A Rise in Anti-China Sentiment in America Letters, May 10

    Readers discuss a troubling trend. Also: Rights at risk; the takeover at Columbia; Beethoven’s legacy; PEN America; Donald Trump’s empty oath.

  84. 6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week Interactive, May 10

    Recommended reading from the Book Review, including titles by Jenny Erpenbeck, Julia Lee, Simon Winchester and more.

  85. Book Bans Are Surging in Florida. So Lauren Groff Opened a Bookstore. Books, May 10

    It’s called The Lynx, after the wildcat native to the state. “We wanted something a little fierce,” she said.

  86. One Man’s Quest for ‘Photographic Justice’ Book Review, May 10

    A new book from the legendary lensman Corky Lee captures both struggle and celebration across several decades of Asian American life.

  87. How a Novelist Became a Pop Star T Style, May 10

    In fiction, Ali Sethi wrote about being queer in Pakistan. Now he’s singing his story.

  88. A Child’s Island of Wonder, as Fascism Rises Book Review, May 10

    Alki Zei’s Greek classic, set in the birthplace of democracy in the mid-1930s, feels eerily relevant in today’s America.

  89. En China, un país gobernado por hombres, las mujeres encuentran una voz poderosa En español, May 10

    Las mujeres de Shanghái se reúnen en bares, salones y librerías para reivindicar su identidad mientras el líder del país pide que China adopte una “cultura de la maternidad”.

  90. How to Create a Society That Prizes Decency Op Ed, May 9

    It starts with keeping our humanity and recognizing it in others.

  91. Bernard Pivot, Host of Influential French TV Show on Books, Dies at 89 Obits, May 9

    For 15 years, French viewers watched Mr. Pivot on his weekly show, “Apostrophes,” to decide what to read next.

  92. 6 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, May 9

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

  93. Judi Dench’s Eyesight Keeps Her From Reading, but Not From Books Book Review, May 9

    “They’re snapshots of the past: first-night gifts, holidays abroad, memories of lost friends and loved ones,” the award-winning actress says. Her latest, written with Brendan O’Hea, is “Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent.”

  94. Cass Elliot’s Death Spawned a Horrible Myth. She Deserves Better. Culture, May 9

    The Mamas & the Papas singer was known for her wit, her voice and her skill as a connector. For 50 years, a rumor has overshadowed her legacy.

  95. He Sang ‘What a Fool Believes.’ But Michael McDonald Is in on the Joke. Arts & Leisure, May 9

    The singer and songwriter with a silky-smooth voice has written a memoir with Paul Reiser that recounts his story of pain and redemption with dashes of humor.

  96. In a Poem, Just Who Is ‘the Speaker,’ Anyway? Book Review, May 8

    Critics and readers love the term, but it can be awfully slippery to pin down. That’s what makes it so fun to try.

  97. Was the 401(k) a Mistake? Magazine, May 8

    How an obscure, 45-year-old tax change transformed retirement and left so many Americans out in the cold.

  98. Can a 50-Year-Old Idea Save Democracy? Book Review, May 8

    The economist and philosopher Daniel Chandler thinks so. In “Free and Equal,” he makes a vigorous case for adopting the liberal political framework laid out by John Rawls in the 1970s.

  99. Uncovering What Audubon Missed, and What He Made Up Books, May 8

    In “The Birds That Audubon Missed,” Kenn Kaufman delves into the fierce, at times unethical, competition among early American ornithologists.

  100. The Teenage Witches Are Growing Up Book Review, May 8

    New books by H.A. Clarke, Robert Jackson Bennett and Micaiah Johnson.

  101. Lesley Hazleton, Writer Who Tackled Religion and Fast Cars, Dies at 78 Obits, May 7

    Born in England and raised Jewish, she became agnostic, writing books about her own lack of faith, the prophet Muhammad and her time as a car columnist.

  102. From a Dead Dog to a Made-Up Meeting: Takeaways From Kristi Noem’s Book Politics, May 7

    After a rough start to the rollout of her memoir, the South Dakota governor has continued to defend shooting her dog and to deflect on a false story about meeting Kim Jong-un.

  103. ‘Every Dollar Counts’: Prosecutors Use Quotes From Trump’s Books Against Him Metro, May 7

    Donald J. Trump’s books provided prosecutors with passages they believe can help their case, as they argue that he knew that his company falsified business records to cover up a hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels.

  104. Why Are We Obsessed With Breasts? Well, May 7

    After her own mastectomy, sociologist Sarah Thornton sought to answer the question.

  105. Brittney Griner, in Her Own Words Book Review, May 7

    News stories have chronicled the basketball star’s detention in a Russian prison. Here’s her version.

  106. The Plucky Irish Heroine of ‘Brooklyn’ Is Back — and in Crisis Book Review, May 7

    Now a suburban married mother, Eilis Lacey finds herself in a quandary in “Long Island,” Colm Tóibín’s sequel to his much-admired novel.

  107. Neil Gaiman Has a Hero Out of Step in a Book Out of Time Book Review, May 7

    In an era of endlessly safe comic universes, “Miracleman: The Silver Age” goes another way with the return of a godlike hero from a world more like ours.

  108. In the Midst of a Revolution, One Girl’s Perilous Escape Book Review, May 7

    Inspired by her grandmother, Eve J. Chung’s lively novel, “Daughters of Shandong,” traces a harrowing journey across 1950s Communist China.

  109. The Met Gala’s Strange but Fitting Literary Inspiration Styles, May 6

    In 1962, J.G. Ballard published “The Garden of Time,” a short story about aristocrats overrun by “an immense rabble.” Now it’s the dress-code theme for the year’s most lavish ball.

  110. Pulitzer Prizes 2024: A Guide to the Winning Books and Finalists Books, May 6

    Jayne Anne Phillips won the fiction award for “Night Watch,” while Jonathan Eig and Ilyon Woo shared the biography prize.

  111. Why Kristi Noem Is in the Doghouse Book Review, May 6

    Americans like their politicians to be dog people. Gov. Noem broke the mold.

  112. Can You Recognize This Novel From a One-Line Description? Interactive, May 6

    Try this short quiz to see how many books you can identify based on an extremely brief plot summary.

  113. Read Your Way Through Montreal Books, May 6

    Montreal is a city as appealing for its beauty as for its shadows. Here, the novelist Mona Awad recommends books that are “both dreamy and uncompromising.”

  114. A Portrait of the Art World Elite, Painted With a Heavy Hand Book Review, May 6

    Hari Kunzru examines the ties between art and wealth in a new novel, “Blue Ruin.”

  115. A Modern Mom Finds an Ancient Outlet for Feminist Rage Book Review, May 6

    In Alexis Landau’s ambitious new novel, “The Mother of All Things,” the frustrations of modern parenting echo through the ages.

  116. The Thrills and Chills of Staying Sober Book Review, May 6

    Michael Deagler’s first novel follows a young man who is piecing his life back together and trying very hard not to drink.

  117. ‘Tits Up’ Aims to Show Breasts a Respect Long Overdue Book Review, May 6

    The sociologist Sarah Thornton visits strip clubs, milk banks and cosmetic surgeons with the goal of shoring up appreciation for women’s breasts.

  118. In China, Ruled by Men, Women Quietly Find a Powerful Voice Business, May 6

    Women in Shanghai gather in bars, salons and bookstores to reclaim their identities as the country’s leader calls for China to adopt a “childbearing culture.”

  119. Jerome Rothenberg, Who Heard Poetry Beyond the West, Dies at 92 Obits, May 5

    His anthology “Technicians of the Sacred” included a range of non-Western work and was beloved by, among others, rock stars like Jim Morrison and Nick Cave.

  120. Kristi Noem Suggests Biden’s Dog Should Have Been Killed, Too Politics, May 5

    The South Dakota governor, defending her tale of shooting and killing her family’s dog, suggested that President Biden’s German shepherd, Commander, had merited a similar fate.

  121. Steve Gleason’s Unflinching Memoir of Living With A.L.S. Book Review, May 5

    In “A Life Impossible,” the former N.F.L. player opens up about outliving his life expectancy — the challenges, loneliness and moments of joy.

  122. Does a Small Cough Make You Think the Worst? Here’s a Book for You. Book Review, May 5

    Caroline Crampton shares her own worries in “A Body Made of Glass,” a history of hypochondria that wonders whether newfangled technology drives us crazier.

  123. A Small Island, a Big Mammal and One Girl’s Awakening Book Review, May 5

    Set in a remote Welsh enclave on the cusp of World War II, Elizabeth O’Connor’s “Whale Fall” finds fresh resonance for a coming-of-age debut.

  124. Three Lives Entwined by Tragedy — and a Love of Literature Book Review, May 5

    In Monica Wood’s rich new novel, “How to Read a Book,” death, prison and poetry become the catalyst for new beginnings.

  125. In the Comments Section, Writerly Discourse Awaits Insider, May 5

    A critic for the Book Review finds joy — and inspiration — in engaging with readers via the comments forums on his articles.

  126. She Wrote the First Great Perimenopause Novel Styles, May 5

    Miranda July is experimenting again — on the page and in her life.

  127. 2 Books for Rebels Book Review, May 4

    A maid resists her employers; citizens resist their country.

  128. The Realities of Family Separation, Told in Surreal Terms Book Review, May 4

    The novel “American Abductions” captures the effects of U.S. immigration policy with the expansive reach of art.

  129. Is ‘The Idea of You’ Harry Styles Fan Fiction? The Answer Is Complicated Culture, May 4

    The filmmakers do more to align star and character than the novel did. But somehow that doesn’t make the movie indebted to the musician.

  130. Three Friends, a Reunion and a Pandemic Book Review, May 4

    Elise Juska takes readers back to the summer of 2021. The question is, do we want to go there?

  131. This Family Story Is Told Backward. It’s All the More Beautiful For It. Book Review, May 4

    Juli Min’s “Shanghailanders” runs from 2040 to 2014, showing how a cast of unsettled characters arrived at their current predicament.

  132. The Romance Novelist, His Muse and a ‘Healing’ Plot Twist Styles, May 4

    After their 2021 wedding, John Murray and Kimberlee Stevenson experienced much heartbreak. Now comes joy.

  133. Growing Up Is Hard. ‘The Skunks’ Is Here to Help You Through the Chaos. Book Review, May 4

    In Fiona Warnick’s cozy coming-of-age novel, an aimless college graduate finds an unconventional way to process her difficult transition into adulthood.

  134. C.J. Sansom, Mystery Novelist Drawn to Tudor England, Dies at 71 Obits, May 3

    He wrote a popular series of books revolving around a hunchbacked detective, Shardlake, whose troubles echo the author’s experiences of childhood bullying.

  135. A Conversation With Colm Tóibín Book Review, May 3

    The Irish author discusses “Long Island,” the sequel to his 2009 novel “Brooklyn.”

  136. Joel Conarroe, ‘Hub of the New York Literary Wheel,’ Dies at 89 Obits, May 3

    An influential arts administrator and educator, he was a trusted confidant to countless writers, notably Philip Roth.

  137. What I’d Assign to Today’s College Students Op Ed, May 3

    A reading list outside the progressive box.

  138. 8 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, May 3

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

  139. Wanted: The Good Old Days When Kid-Lit Criminals Were Bad Book Review, May 3

    Even for the youngest readers, attempted piggy-bank robbery may not cut it.

  140. Why the Protests Help Trump Op Ed, May 2

    The excesses of social protest movements can play into the hands of candidates who promise to restore order.

  141. A Party for the Haters Styles, May 2

    The writers behind Hate Reads, a pop-up newsletter for airing grievances and pet peeves, got up on their soap boxes.

  142. Robert Kagan Takes the Long View on Trumpism Book Review, May 2

    His essay warning that dictatorship was a real threat went viral, which prompted the early release of “Rebellion: How Antiliberalism Is Tearing America Apart — Again.” To relax, he reads the sports pages.

  143. ‘I Will Never Forget Any of It’: Brittney Griner Is Ready to Talk Magazine, May 2

    In an interview, the basketball star reveals her humiliation — and friendships — in Russian prison, and her path to recovery.

  144. Record Number of Writers Were Jailed Globally in 2023, PEN America Says Express, May 1

    For the first time, China has more than 100 incarcerated writers, and Israel and Russia entered the list of the 10 countries with the most imprisoned writers.

  145. His Book Was Repeatedly Banned. Fighting For It Shaped His Life. Books, May 1

    “The Chocolate War,” published 50 years ago, became one of the country’s most challenged books. Its author, Robert Cormier, spent years fighting attempts to ban it — like many authors today.

  146. Paul Auster, el santo patrón del Brooklyn literario, muere a los 77 años En español, May 1

    Uno de los escritores más emblemáticos de su generación, fue un prolífico novelista, autor de memorias y guionista que saltó a la fama en la década de 1980.

  147. Paul Auster’s Best Books: A Guide Books, May 1

    The novelist played with reality and chance in tales of solitary narrators and mutable identities. Here’s an overview of his work.

  148. Emily Ratajkowski Can Take Care of Herself, but a Little Help Would Be Nice Styles, May 1

    Why the model and writer wants to blow up gender roles in dating, without chivalry having to die.

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