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Des textes inédits de Marcel Proust seront publiés 2019-08-05 13:22:58Les neuf textes, rédigés alors que Proust était âgé d’une vingtaine d’années, auraient dû f

« A minima », « schizo », « valider »… ces mots qu’on emploie 2019-08-05 04:00:29La langue prend l’air (1/6). Petit décryptage des mécanismes qui aboutissent à faire glisser le sens des mots.

Yannick Haenel : « La nécro de Jean Genet par 2019-08-04 18:54:23« Le Monde » et moi. A l’occasion des 75 ans du quotidien, l’écrivain évoque notamment son initia

Notre sélection de romans pour adolescents et jeunes 2019-08-03 04:00:45Roman d’anticipation au cœur de la France, saga épique afro-américaine ou récit postapocalyptique européen&hel

Les intellectuels algériens font leur révolution 2019-08-02 09:02:02Ils n’attendaient plus grand-chose de leurs concitoyens et ont été surpris par le mouvement de contestation anti-Bouteflika. Depui

Le lanceur d’alerte Edward Snowden racontera son histoire 2019-08-02 06:00:08L’Américain, qui a dévoilé en 2013 l’ampleur de la surveillance de masse menée par les Etats-Unis, est au

« Poèmes complets » : Nietzsche en vers, renversant 2019-08-01 10:00:50Une édition intégrale de la poésie du philosophe, incluant les vers disséminés dans toute son œuvre, permet d

« Correspondance. Tome V » : Nietzsche, de « Zarathoustra » à « Par-delà 2019-08-01 10:00:46C’est le Nietzsche de la maturité qui transparaît dans ses lettres des années 1885-1886.

Nietzsche en bref. Un volume de « La Pléiade », 2019-08-01 10:00:37Plusieurs parutions notables, de et sur le philosophe.

BD. Nicolas de Crécy remonte le temps en 2019-08-01 07:00:43Une planche de BD de la rentrée (3/5). L’auteur, aujourd’hui jeune quinqua, se rappelle une virée de France en Turquie en vo

Manga : quarante ans après, « La Rose de Versailles » revient 2019-08-01 05:28:57L’auteure de ce célèbre manga, dont l’adaptation animée, « Lady Oscar », est bien connue en Fra

Jonathan Coe : « Ce que signifie être Anglais est devenu 2019-07-31 14:23:54Grands écrivains, grands entretiens (3/5). Le Britannique, mondialement célèbre depuis « Testament à l’an

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15 people face 195 charges in biker gang 2019-08-07 14:10:46NIAGARA, Ont. — Police say 15 people from across Ontario face a combined 195 charges after a drug trafficking investigation involving members an

‘Emergency’ scam cons Ontario mom out of $6Gs 2019-08-07 13:18:09Ontario Provincial Police are warning of an “emergency” scam that cost a mother from Picton $6,000. Police say the woman recently received

Accused in shark-tank skinny dip expected to plead 2019-08-07 13:05:20A British Columbia man accused of swimming naked in a shark tank at Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium is expected to plead guilty to mischief in

Burlington man rockin’ and rollin’ again thanks to 2019-08-07 12:45:51Justin Webb’s faith in humanity has been restored — as has his mobility — by a Good Samaritan who gave him a replacement scooter aft

WARREN: Trudeau ad actually a load of hooey 2019-08-07 12:41:35Made Canada great again? Seriously? Let’s say you are a big advertising executive. You’ve got a big office, all glass and chrome, and a gr

Toronto teens charged after stolen vehicle crashes in 2019-08-07 12:06:36Two Toronto 16-year-olds are facing charges after a chase and crash involving a stolen vehicle in Ajax. Durham Regional Police were investigating a su

LEVY: Liberty Village shelter fuels safety concerns 2019-08-07 11:30:23Tiana Nguyen has been in business for eight years in Liberty Village and had no problem with vandalism until the 100-bed respite shelter opened a bloc

Hamilton principal accused of sexually assaulting student 2019-08-07 11:25:58A Hamilton middle school principal has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a student. Hamilton Police say they began an investigation Jan.

Get your Greek on at Taste of the 2019-08-07 11:13:09It wouldn’t be summer without the Taste of the Danforth, which runs this Friday to Sunday. Now in its 26th year, this famous fest attracts well

Celebrity Spaces: Anna Olson 2019-08-07 11:05:14Canada’s baking sweetheart, Anna Olson is sugar and spice and everything nice! Foodie fans first noticed her on Food Network’s Sugar, whic

Government wants direct role in CAMH review: Health 2019-08-06 20:00:12The provincial government will take a direct role in an external panel reviewing how the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) handles potenti

MANDEL: The new normal of Toronto gun violence 2019-08-06 19:52:04“This is not Toronto,” declared the police chief. Actually, it is. And it’s about time we faced it. Gunplay in this city is out of c


Quentin Tarantino’s new movie about Hollywood get your 2019-08-02 00:00:00Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood has brought the focus back on the 1969 murders by the Manson family in California. Here’s what to read if you

Reads like teen fiction — but adults like 2019-08-02 00:00:00

New poetry collections offer insights on Indigenous reality, 2019-08-02 00:00:00The poet and playwright Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia.

Janet Malcolm artful as ever in Nobody’s Looking 2019-08-02 00:00:00In her new collection of essays, Nobody’s Looking At You, Janet Malcolm affirms that profiling a subject, be they controversial or quirky, can b

How the author of ‘My Sister, the Serial 2019-07-31 15:57:05The book is a wise examination of the bonds within a family, and a character study of a young woman who just can’t say no — to her sister,

Toronto Star bestsellers for the week ending July 2019-07-31 13:39:47The books Canadians bought this week

Rare John Steinbeck story, set in Paris, published 2019-07-31 13:37:47Tale pulled from ‘naive’ columns written for French newspaper.

Mosquitoes! Not just a summer pest but our 2019-07-30 23:18:51In The Mosquito, Timothy C. Winegard explains, among other things, how these tiny killers cause more than two million human fatalities each year

Two in the bush: Summer jobs in the 2019-07-24 17:49:00Writers dig into the gritty, earthy and liberating aspects of work in the wilds of Canada

Toronto Star bestsellers for the week ending July 2019-07-24 15:31:47The books Canadians bought this week

Fellow authors remember Howard Engel as the maker 2019-07-24 15:09:49Mystery writer Howard Engel is remembered for his Benny Cooperman novels, his work for his peers and his fight to read again after a stroke

Small Print: Deirdre Baker’s top picks for young 2019-07-24 07:00:00Selections include gorgeous picture books for children, a story of a girl’s discovery and adventure, and a book that raises important questions

The New York Review of Books

America Is Not Rome. It Just Thinks It 2019-08-06 03:00:12Back in the dying days of the Roman Republic, it had pleased the conservative senators who defined themselves as “optimates,” the best, to

The Utopian Promise of Adorno’s ‘Open Thinking,’ Fifty 2019-08-05 03:00:44The culture industry of the late-capitalist era has metastasized to such a degree that even resistance is easily co-opted by the market and what passe

Burning Down the House 2019-08-04 05:00:37I’m not the only writer to wonder whether books are still an appropriate medium to convey the frightening speed of environmental upheaval. But t

Casablanca’s Gift to Marrakech and the Birth of 2019-08-03 03:00:57Fifty years ago, in the Atlas mountain city of Marrakech, a group of leading Moroccan artists hung their dazzlingly experimental abstract paintings in

How Rodin Kept His Feet on the Ground 2019-08-02 03:00:29The Thinker is not my favorite Rodin sculpture. But then something brought me closer to The Thinker. In a glass case at the Musée Rodin, displa

On the Beat with Harper Lee 2019-08-01 09:30:43How do you write the history of a book that was never written, by an author who, if not exactly a recluse, was more determined than most not to public

My Travels with Oliver Sacks 2019-08-01 03:00:06We were close for a long time. I was his photographer, colleague, friend, subject, and occasional collaborator. He used to say that he wanted to take

The Dying Art of Instruction in the Digital 2019-07-31 03:00:49This year will be my last year teaching at the university; I’ve decided to throw in the towel three years before retirement age. There are a num

An Iranian Dissident’s Tale 2019-07-30 03:00:14Kian Tajbakhsh wanted to own his punishment—to see himself as part of a struggle, alongside millions of other Iranians, that may have been fruit

Real Americans 2019-07-29 05:00:52The cornerstone assertion of the Declaration of Independence is that government exists in order to secure the equal, inalienable rights of persons. Th

Absent Opposition, Modi Makes India His Hindu Nation 2019-07-29 03:00:55The rot may have set in decades ago, but it has taken Modi only five years to dismantle the idea of India as democratic and secular. The opposition mo

The V&A Makes a Meal of It 2019-07-28 03:00:00The V&A could usefully have taken a leaf out of its own history. In the catalog foreword by the museum’s director, the historian and former


'Our Women On The Ground' Unites Stories From 2019-08-06 08:05:42There's a deep fascination in the West with how women function in ultra-conservative societies where repression can be violent and even deadly. This

Burned Out By Dating Apps? 'The Right Swipe' 2019-08-05 10:00:20Alisha Rai's new romance is a testament to the difficulty of modern dating, as the CEO of a successful dating app realizes she's been ghosted by the

'Gods Of The Upper Air' Traces The Birth 2019-08-05 07:44:00Charles King tells the story of Franz Boas' powerful challenge to racial science — and of how others like Margaret Mead and Zora Neale Hurston

Smart And Snarky, 'The Westing Game' Provides Lasting 2019-08-05 07:00:20As part of our summer-long celebration of funny books, we've asked our writers to talk about things that made them laugh, like Ellen Raskin's witty

Tweet Little Lies: Embracing False Selves In The 2019-08-05 05:01:00NPR's Rachel Martin talks to New Yorker Staff Writer Jia Tolentino about "Trick Mirror: Reflections On Self-Delusion," her new book of essays about

A History Of The Mosquito, 'Our Deadliest Predator' 2019-08-04 08:38:00It's been called one of humans' deadliest predators. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to author Timothy C. Winegard about his new book about the mo

Self/Made Makes Questioning Reality a Fun Way To 2019-08-04 07:00:18In Matt Groom's trippy comic, a warrior in a fantasy kingdom discovers she's not a real person — instead, she's an NPC, a non-player characte

How One Anthropologist Reshaped How Social Scientists Think 2019-08-03 17:15:00In the 1900's, Franz Boas revolutionized anthropology by breaking out of racist conventional wisdom. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Charles King abo

The Try Guys Try Interviewing Laura Hillenbrand 2019-08-03 07:57:00The Try Guys are four YouTube stars who'll try almost anything, including Scott Simon's job. Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld and Eugen

Growing Up In Appalachia Is 'The Great Riddle 2019-08-03 07:57:00A 14-year-old loner named Cindy finds her own maternal figure in Sarah Elaine Smith's first novel, set in the part of rural Pennsylvania where the au

Disaster Is On The Horizon In Blood-Soaked 'Dark 2019-08-03 07:00:17The latest installment in Pierce Brown's epic Roman-in-space saga Red Rising finds our hero overthrown and banished from the Republic he founded, and

'Strange Harvests' Turns Nature's Fairy Tales Inside Out 2019-08-02 11:50:00Edward Posnett's book is more than an impressive add to the modern travelogue: it refuses to accept the landscape at face value as it paints remote t

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