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“The El,”  by Joan Murray 2019-04-01 05:00:00Poetry by Joan Murray: “It felt like a rite of passage, / though I’d never heard of rites of passage.”

Susan Choi’s Novel Takes High-School Drama Seriously 2019-04-01 05:00:00Joanna Biggs on Susan Choi’s “Trust Exercise,” in which characters reckon with their pasts through fiction. 

Poetry That Bears Witness to a Changing Natural 2019-04-01 05:00:00Dan Chiasson on David Baker, a poet of American anti-pastoral who renders both the landscape and the forces that imperil it. 

“French Novel,” by Richie Hofmann 2019-04-01 05:00:00Poetry by Richie Hofmann: “You had dark eyes and hair, / like a painting of a man.”

Te-Ping Chen on the Nihilism of the Internet 2019-04-01 05:00:00David Wallace speaks with Te-Ping Chen about “Lulu,” her short story from the April 8, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

“Lulu,” by Te-Ping Chen 2019-04-01 05:00:00Fiction by Te-Ping Chen: “It was midnight when Lulu called me from the police van to say that she was being taken away.” 

Sunday Reading: Dystopian Fiction 2019-03-31 10:09:36From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Jill Lepore, Ginger Strand, Rebecca Mead, Anthony Burgess, Richard Brody, and Laura Miller, about the h

“The Twice-Born,” A Searching Memoir About India’s Identity 2019-03-30 05:00:00Shaj Mathew on “The Twice-Born,” a piercing memoir about India’s identity crisis, by Aatish Taseer.

“The Curve of Time,” a Mother’s Account of 2019-03-29 05:00:00Murat Oztaskin recommends “The Curve of Time,” the account of the travels of Muriel Wylie Blanchet and her five children along the coastli

“The Match,” by Colson Whitehead 2019-03-26 05:00:00Fiction by Colson Whitehead: “The fight was rigged and rotten, another gear in the machine that kept black folks down.”

Colson Whitehead on Human Cruelty 2019-03-25 05:00:00Deborah Treisman speaks with Colson Whitehead about “The Match,” his short story from the April 1, 2019, issue of The New Yorker, which is

The Radical Style of Andrea Dworkin 2019-03-25 05:00:00Some of Andrea Dworkin’s beliefs have fallen out of fashion, but her writing remains a model for enacting politics on the page, Lauren Oyler wri

Livres : Toute

« Le Plongeur », de Stéphane Larue : Montréal côté cuisine 2019-03-31 17:00:35L’écrivain emmène le lecteur dans les bas quartiers de la métropole québécoise comme Zola nous faisait descen

Abdellah Taïa : « Depuis les attentats, on se jette 2019-03-31 12:30:24L’écrivain marocain, installé en France depuis vingt ans, revient avec un nouveau roman, « La Vie lente », q

« Les Amis », d’Aja Gabel, le roman juste d’un 2019-03-31 10:00:34Deux femmes et deux hommes entre exigence musicale et vie privée, ambitions professionnelles et épanouissement intime.

« Toutes les planètes que nous croisons sont mortes », 2019-03-31 05:00:34L’écrivain raconte l’histoire d’un itinéraire, du classique au rock des années 1980. L’histoire de ce roc

« L’Envol du moineau », d’Amy Belding Brown, ou la 2019-03-31 05:00:33L’écrivaine américaine porte un regard neuf sur un épisode fameux de la colonisation de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, au XVIIe&nb

Jacques Julliard, l’obstiné solitaire 2019-03-31 03:00:33A 86 ans, l’éditorialiste à « Marianne » et au « Figaro » signe « Allo

Guillaume Musso : « J’ai appris à m’émanciper du regard 2019-03-30 23:01:30Je ne serais pas arrivé là si… « Le Monde » interroge une personnalité sur un moment décisif

« Momus », de Leon Battista Alberti : la chronique « humanisme » 2019-03-30 11:00:29Plus on lit ce divertissement échevelé du grand humaniste Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), plus on a l’impression qu’il pa

« Celle que je suis » : un manga sur la 2019-03-30 05:00:30Ce récit tout en douceur évoque la transidentité de son personnage principal, et plus généralement les contraintes

Avec son roman « Regarder », Serge Mestre retrouve le 2019-03-30 03:00:30Histoire d’un livre. Les images de la première photographe de guerre, morte en 1937 en Espagne, ont captivé l’éc

« Liquéfaction », d’Alain Freudiger : le feuilleton littéraire de Claro 2019-03-29 22:00:26Claro reste dans le sillage d’Alain Freudiger et de son roman en crue, « Liquéfaction ».

BD : le grand retour du « Retour à 2019-03-29 09:38:27Après une pause de dix ans, la série de Larcenet et Ferri revient en librairie avec un album d’une sombre drôlerie.

Books stories

MANDEL: Chaotic aftermath of a fatal crash 2019-04-03 20:06:32The immediate aftermath of a car crash is chaotic. Toronto Police Const. John-Paul Oddi arrived at the corner of Bloor and Parliament Sts. on the nigh

Grichuk’s huge day, more Shoemaker magic lead Jays 2019-04-03 20:04:17Matt Shoemaker pitched another gem and Randal Grichuk celebrated his new contract with a big day at the plate, helping the Blue Jays avoid a sweep at

MCCARTHY: Big week or bad scheduling for women’s 2019-04-03 19:53:06Two of the most anticipated tournaments on the 2019 women’s golf calendar take place this week, which is either good or bad depending who you li

LILLEY: Women turn back on ‘fake feminist’ Justin 2019-04-03 19:27:26As Justin Trudeau stood to speak, young women stood to show him their backs. The PM was addressing the annual meeting of the Daughters of the Vote, a

Auro’s value to Toronto FC is through the 2019-04-03 19:02:17Goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell has yet to make a save for Toronto FC this season, but his importance to the club goes beyond what he can do on the

BRAUN: Twitter hashtags have staying power 2019-04-03 19:00:04What’s in a tweet? Plenty of staying power, if a potent hashtag comes out of it. So pity the prime minister, who has seen his popularity wane ov

ROARING WRESTLING DIVAS: Who’ll win groundbreaking Wrestlemania 35? 2019-04-03 18:52:23WATCH ABOVE as the WWE prepares itself for a groundbreaking moment! Yes, after years of mulling over a women’s main event, feminism has finally

Missing Mississauga woman’s remains found; Man faces murder 2019-04-03 18:52:08MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say they’ve recovered the remains of a woman they describe as the victim of a 2017 homicide. Pe

DEVASTATING DIVAS: Wrestlemania 35 puts women on top 2019-04-03 18:49:30They used to be the undercard, throwaways to the main event. Generations of female wrestlers toiled in anonymity, were poorly paid and suffered from a

Ontario risking more delays in transit expansion: Tory 2019-04-03 18:40:15Toronto Mayor John Tory is warning the provincial government that any large rewrite of the city’s existing transit plans could delay projects li

Dewar Cartoon April 3 2019-04-03 02:00:57Sue Dewar

Letters to the Editor, April 3 2019-04-03 00:30:47LEST WE FORGET An excerpt from the poem In Flanders Fields by Lt.-Col. John McCrae reads, “To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be your

TORONTO STAR | ENTERTAINMENT

Pop-culture blogger Damon Young on the ‘absurdity’ of 2019-03-30 00:00:00Damon Young’s Very Smart Brothas blog leads to bigger opportunities than he expected, including a book and the freedom to work at home in Pittsb

The books Canadians bought this week 2019-03-29 13:00:00Toronto Star bestsellers for the week ending March 27, 2019

Artists make less money than most Canadian workers 2019-03-29 00:00:00

David Bezmozgis’ Immigrant Stories about making connections ‘unfailingly 2019-03-29 00:00:00Award-winner Bezmozgis returns to the short story form that saw achieve him instant success with the collection, Natasha and Other Stories.

Loan Stars: Canadian librarians’ top picks for April 2019-03-29 00:00:00Librarians across Canada vote on the book titles they believe should be available in the country’s library system

Dear Scarlet: A graphic (novel) look at postpartum 2019-03-29 00:00:00Author, artist and mother Teresa Wong deals with a subject that is often still socially taboo

Canadian novelist Antanas Sileika sets spy thriller in 2019-03-29 00:00:00Political intrigue in the newly created state of Lithuania adds to tension in the story.

Queenie — a Bridget Jones’ Diary for the 2019-03-27 16:22:33Candice Carty-Williams London-based debut novel is refreshing, hilarious

Afraid you don’t ‘get’ a poem? Adam Sol 2019-03-27 13:00:00Sol’s book How A Poem Moves, is fun, accessible and full of ways to see and understand poetry

Missives from the world of work: books about 2019-03-26 06:00:00Interesting stories: From a fashion designer, astronaut, epidemiologist, gun-control activist and cleaning lady

Haudenosaunee author Alicia Elliott explores how our actions 2019-03-21 13:00:00In A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, Alicia Elliott connects her own traumas to the ongoing generational effects of colonialism on Indigenous people, a

Complex, capable comedy in Amy Spurway’s debut novel 2019-03-21 11:00:00Crow is a prodigal(ish) daughter tale peppered with picaresque bits of plotting

The New York Review of Books

Are the Humanities History? 2019-04-02 03:00:29On all fronts, fields like history and English, philosophy and classical studies, art history and comparative literature are under siege. In 2015, the

The Equivocal Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman 2019-04-01 03:00:18By the time she died, in 1935, all her books were out of print, and early posthumous efforts to keep her reputation alive foundered. It was not until

The Godfather 2019-03-31 07:30:43As a young architecture writer I resolved to steer clear of all enterprises that involved Philip Johnson, convinced that this charming cultural corrup

In Praise of Public Libraries 2019-03-30 07:00:50Years ago, I lived in a remote mountain town that had never had a public library. The town was one of the largest in New York State by area but small

Graciela Iturbide, Visionary Ethnographer 2019-03-30 03:00:31According to Iturbide, there are—pace Cartier-Bresson—two “decisive moments” in photography: “One, when you take the pho

One Year of Gaza Protests. A New Era of Palestinian 2019-03-29 03:00:44The experience of Gazans over the past fifty-two weeks has been another grim reminder of how easily popular mobilization is crushed and how staggering

Ingmar Bergman, Novelist 2019-03-28 10:00:09Ingmar Bergman wrote three autobiographical novels in a remarkable creative rush between the ages of seventy-three and seventy-eight. The Best Intenti

What Happened in Hanoi? 2019-03-28 08:30:00Shortly after the success of The Art of the Deal (1987) made Donald Trump a supposed expert on negotiation, he lobbied the George H.W. Bush administra

Known Unknowns 2019-03-28 07:30:51To the Editors: Thomas Nagel may have slightly overstated the difference between humans and nonhuman animals. Unlike humans, he writes, “animals

No Nukes 2019-03-28 07:30:21To the Editors: John Banville’s absorbing review of books about the Cambridge Five replicates errors made in Roland Philipp’s book A Spy N

Holding Starr Accountable 2019-03-28 07:30:13To the Editors: Much as I admire Sean Wilentz, I am disturbed by the disconnect with human suffering revealed by a comparison of these two statements

The Rap Sheet of the French Police 2019-03-28 07:30:01To the Editors: The excellent article by James McAuley on the gilets jaunes movement referred to the deaths of two adolescents in 2005 that sparked wi

Books

'Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss' Is Smart, Comforting 2019-04-02 07:00:20Rajeev Balasubramanyam's fourth novel follows a cantankerous yet sympathetic economics professor whose life is upended after he fails yet again to wi

'The Turner Diaries' Influence On White Nationalists 2019-04-02 05:08:00The Turner Diaries is a fictional dystopic novel that's served as a foundational piece of white nationalist propaganda. It was written in the 1970s b

'The Matriarch' Presents Barbara Bush As Indispensable To 2019-04-02 05:01:19Beyond the juicy bits, journalist Susan Page paints a larger portrait of one of the more underappreciated, least understood figures of the last centur

'Chief' Explores The Motivations And Impact Of SCOTUS 2019-04-01 13:22:00CNN legal affairs correspondent Joan Biskupic discusses the roots of Roberts' conservatism and his work for the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administr

'Other Americans' Take Center Stage In A Timely 2019-04-01 12:57:00The short chapters in Laila Lalami's novel are narrated by a rotating cast of characters. They conjure a murder mystery, a cross-cultural romance, an

'Greek To Me' Highlights The Way Ardent Interests 2019-04-01 09:02:25Comma Queen Mary Norris is an uncommonly engaging, witty enthusiast with a nose for delicious details and funny asides that makes you willing to follo

Theoretical Physics And Down-To-Earth Loneliness In 'Lost And 2019-04-01 07:00:22Nell Freudenberger's new novel is a bittersweet love story — about a lost friend, a missed romance, and an all-consuming career — that us

'Love Your Enemies' ... And Maaaybe You'll Get 2019-04-01 05:07:00Arthur Brooks says that even if you're sure someone's lying, calling that person a liar won't help your case. His book describes "how decent peopl

Former Homeland Security Head Napolitano Says Cybersecurity Should 2019-03-31 17:17:00In an interview about her book, How Safe Are We?, Janet Napolitano says "a wall is a symbol, it's not a strategy" and that there's no evidence Rus

A Key To Peace In Afghanistan? Consider Conservation, 2019-03-31 07:58:00Alex Dehgan, a former State Department official who ran the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan program, argues science diplomacy can play a

'Women Talking' Gives A Human Voice To Horror 2019-03-31 07:42:00Miriam Toews' new novel is based on an awful true story: The drugging and rape of women in a Mennonite colony in Bolivia. Toews says she wanted to sh

'Sky Without Stars': Vive La Revolution ... In 2019-03-31 07:00:00Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell's new novel recasts Les Miserables on a distant — yet French-inflected — planet where a powerful Regime

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