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In Laura Sims’s “Looker,” a Sad Voyeur Mistakes 2019-01-16 12:00:00Katy Waldman reviews the poet Laura Sims’s novel “Looker,” which is centered on a female voyeur, a figure who inspires pity and fear

The Two Faces of Suicide 2019-01-16 11:10:20Barrett Swanson writes on “Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves,” a new book by the research psychologist Jesse Bering, and the biological and

Sally Wen Mao Writes Visionary Poems for a 2019-01-14 05:00:00Dan Chiasson reviews “Oculus,” which explores what it means to see and be seen in a digital age, when everyone’s watching.

How the Idea of Hell Has Shaped the 2019-01-14 05:00:00For centuries, we’ve given lavish attention to the specifics of punishment, and left Heaven woefully under-sketched, Vinson Cunningham writes.

“Cliffhanging,” by Vijay Seshadri 2019-01-14 05:00:00Poetry by Vijay Seshadri: “You said before you died that this would happen. / Thanks for the warning.”

“Do Not Stop,” by Salvatore Scibona 2019-01-14 05:00:00Fiction by Salvatore Scibona: “He heard a whistle and saw his truck blow up and he figured he would be here at Khe Sanh awhile longer.&rdqu

A Book That Captures the Singular Life of 2019-01-14 05:00:00Jon Lee Anderson reviews Lindsey Hilsum’s biography “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.”

The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels 2019-01-14 05:00:00Panel by panel, a Chicago cartoonist has been chronicling some of the darkest aspects of modern life, D. T. Max writes.

Salvatore Scibona on the Difference Between Fiction and 2019-01-14 05:00:00Willing Davidson speaks to Salvatore Scibona about “Do Not Stop,” his short story from the January 14, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

“I give in to an old desire,” by 2019-01-14 05:00:00Poetry by Toi Derricotte: “I lost so much / of the world’s beauty.”

Sunday Reading: The Journey 2019-01-13 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Jake Halpern, Nicholas Schmidle, Lauren Collins, Alexis Okeowo, Ben Taub, and Sarah Stillman about the

Why Philly Loves the Eagles’ Big Nick Foles, 2019-01-11 15:00:00John Seabrook on Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, who has led the team to a Super Bowl win in 2018.

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Les fantômes de sang de Richard Morgiève 2019-01-16 10:00:26Dans « Le Cherokee », un shérif orphelin traque l’assassin de ses parents dans l’Amérique des «&

« Sartre et le mystère en pleine lumière », de 2019-01-15 10:00:39Un essai savant et subtil montre l’actualité de la « psychanalyse existentielle », concept sartrien qui ressemble p

Avec « Les Dévastés », J. J. Amaworo Wilson conte la légende 2019-01-14 14:00:38Furieux premier roman d’un écrivain nigerian-brittanique, inspiré de l’histoire d’un squat vertical de Caracas, au Ven

Olivier Duhamel, fils de plein droit 2019-01-13 10:00:33Il était déjà constitutionnaliste, éditeur, chroniqueur radio, politologue… Le voici romancier, auteur de «&n

Georges Bernanos, Monica Sabolo, Jean Rolin… Une sélection 2019-01-13 04:00:42Parmi les très récentes parutions en poche, les conseils du « Monde ».

Houellebecq, un mariage et un plan com’ 2019-01-13 01:00:32Pour promouvoir son nouveau roman, « Sérotonine », l’écrivain a choisi d’utiliser les photographies de ses noces

Curtis Dawkins donne des nouvelles de « L’Hôtel aux 2019-01-12 14:00:36Histoire d’un livre. L’écrivain purge une condamnation à perpétuité pour meurtre à Coldwater, Michigan.

« Grace », de Paul Lynch, un petit chaperon roux 2019-01-12 09:00:29Une adolescente apprend à survivre dans la campagne irlandaise de la Grande Famine, au XIXe siècle. L’écrivain dublino

« Dans l’ombre du brasier », le crépuscule de la 2019-01-12 09:00:28L’écrivain s’empare de Paris au printemps 1871 pour ajouter une touche de noir à la « semaine sanglante &raq

« Les Nouveaux Anarchistes », de Francis Dupuis-Déri : la chronique 2019-01-12 00:00:42Etrange comme il est devenu tout à coup difficile de parler politique depuis le début du phénomène « gilets jau

« Né d’aucune femme », de Franck Bouysse : le feuilleton 2019-01-11 16:00:31Notre feuilletoniste est tout bonnement ébloui par le nouveau roman de Franck Bouysse.

« Tristes Grossesses », de Danièle Voldman et Annette Wieviorka : 2019-01-11 14:00:31Un excellent livre d’histoire rappelle le fait divers à l’origine du contrôle des naissances en France et le rôle de la

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Aboriginal Swarm player deals with racism 2019-01-17 20:16:24Three weeks ago, Lyle Thompson scored the tying goal, then scored the winner with 24 seconds left to lift his Georgia Swarm teammates to an 11-10 win

WARMINGTON: Liberals offer no quarter to ousted B.C. 2019-01-17 20:10:22There are second chances for some inside of Liberal party politics. But not for all. “This lesson that we are learning — and I’ll be

Fournette fighting Jaguars over guaranteed contract team voided 2019-01-17 19:53:09Here’s another good reason – beyond sportsmanship and common sense – for an NFL player to refrain from taking a swing at an opponent

NBA COURTSIDE: Picking the 2018-19 all-star starters 2019-01-17 19:52:48Voting doesn’t close until Monday, but here’s how we think the NBA all-star picks should go this year. The game is on Feb. 17 in Charlotte

CONDUCT UNBECOMING: Cops ring in 2019 by wrecking 2019-01-17 19:35:03Taking the pastry-eating stereotype to a ‘hole’ new level, some Toronto cops are under investigation after allegedly demolishing a cruiser

Saudi embassy helped accused rapist flee Canada 2019-01-17 18:47:59And another one’s gone. A Saudi Arabian man who failed to show for his trial on two counts of sex assault and one of sexual interference in Hali

Ontario businesses cautiously optimistic under new government 2019-01-17 18:35:51Businesses in Ontario have new hope they can succeed with the new provincial government, but there is a long way to go, leaders say. Regulatory red ta

BUFFERY: Ex-Blue Jay Gregg Zaun opens up about 2019-01-17 18:26:35It’s been almost 14 months since Gregg Zaun was fired by Rogers Sportsnet — and one gets the impression he’d still rather not be not

BILLIONAIRE BLUES: Jeff Bezos ‘seriously stupid’ to marry 2019-01-17 18:19:18A former friend of Amazon gazillionaire Jeff Bezos’ new gal pal thinks he’d be “seriously stupid” to marry her. The onetime pa

RANDALL THE HANDLE: NFL Conference Final picks 2019-01-17 17:56:54Rams (14-3) at Saints (14-3) LINE: NEW ORLEANS by 3½ Good coaching matchups this weekend and it begins here. Rams head coach Sean McVay is the

Hundreds of victims, millions of dollars stolen in 2019-01-17 13:59:09Imagine popping your debit or credit card into an ATM the day after taking a cab ride, not being able to withdraw cash and then realizing it’s b

Streaking Bolts won’t let Maple Leafs off hook 2019-01-17 13:45:35TAMPA BAY — There’s not much room for improvement with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but they don’t intend to let up against the Maple Le

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Spring Preview: 20 books I can’t wait to 2019-01-18 11:00:00The spring book lists are out from publishers — and here are the stand-out titles for the first six months of the year (plus a bunch you really

Whodunit: Jack Batten 2019-01-18 10:00:00Four tales of mystery and suspense that will have readers on the edge of their seats.

Chogozie Obioma on the hardship of oppression and 2019-01-18 06:30:00Booker prize-winning Obioma’s new book An Orchestra of Minorities like nothing you’ve ever read

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83 2019-01-17 15:33:31“If I have any lasting worth, it will be because I have tried to make people remember what the Earth is meant to look like.”

Arrivals: Books that show women rock the world 2019-01-17 10:00:00New books feature powerful women who celebrate their sexuality, sensuality in politics, entertainment and personal life

Toronto Star bestsellers for the week ending Jan. 2019-01-16 12:37:53The books Canadians bought this week

After Stephen King tweeted, a Maine paper gave 2019-01-13 19:34:51The Portland Press Herald challenged Stephen King’s followers to buy 100 digital subscriptions and they would bring back the local book reviews.

Worried about that big to-read pile? Don’t! Matt 2019-01-11 14:07:14In this excerpt from his new book, Notes On A Nervous Planet, Haig gives some perspective on self-imposed reading pressure

Don’t fall for the rhetoric — the past 2019-01-11 00:00:00In an age of Brexit and Trump, Sarah Moss’ new book Ghost Wall explores how a return to former days can simply reinforce populist politics and d

Canadian librarians’ top book picks for January and 2019-01-11 00:00:00Looking for something to read? These are the titles the professionals want to see in their libraries across the country

Canadian poets’ new collections offer razor-sharp thoughts on 2019-01-11 00:00:00

Konmari or tsundoku? The unbearable lightness of getting 2019-01-11 00:00:00“I am surprised a tweet urging people not to think of books as the same as Tupperware or toilet brushes could ignite such division.”

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‘Reeducating’ Xinjiang’s Muslims 2019-01-17 07:00:27In a courtroom in Zharkent, Kazakhstan, in July 2018, a former kindergarten principal named Sayragul Sauytbay calmly described what Chinese officials

Shooting Down A Legend 2019-01-17 06:30:36To the Editors: Alan Hollinghurst repeats the popular legend that Lord Arran, who sponsored in the British Parliament the law that partially decrimina

Novels as History 2019-01-17 06:30:01To the Editors: Recently, Professor Robert Paxton did me the honor of writing a wide-ranging review of The Order of the Day, ending with a brutal conc

Arguing Affirmative Action 2019-01-17 06:30:00To the Editors: A rule against racial discrimination might prevent such discrimination from recurring, but it will not eradicate and may even perpetua

Welcome to El Paso 2019-01-17 02:00:54The neighborhood at the border crossing in El Paso is called “ Chihuahuita,” Little Chihuahua. I wear an NYPD press credential, which has

Paris Pastoral: A City Recultivated 2019-01-16 02:00:44Located just north of Paris, the administrative department of Seine-Saint-Denis is France’s poorest and most ethnically diverse. Its Brutalist p

Bonfire of the Bathroom Vanities 2019-01-15 10:00:06In Lake Success, his new novel, Gary Shteyngart has shifted to recognizably American soil, specifically the United States that rolls beneath the wheel

Matthew Whitaker: The Ethical Mire of Trump’s Top 2019-01-15 01:00:24When Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker accepted the role of overseeing the Mueller investigation, he failed to disclose to Department of Justic

The Radical Empathy of Amos Oz 2019-01-14 02:00:40Although I had come of age in Habonim, a Jewish youth movement dedicated to the ideals of the kibbutz and steeped in Labor Zionism, I could have decid

‘Roma’: Through Cuarón’s Intimate Lens 2019-01-12 02:00:37Roma is an act of understanding—an investigation by director Alfonso Cuarón of where he came from, and of what and who made him—and

The Tender Nostalgia of ‘Cold War’ 2019-01-11 02:00:31In Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski deploys his artistic echoes skillfully—his allusions are deliberate, simultaneously affectionate and ironic&

The Long War Against a Gay ‘Cure’ 2019-01-10 02:00:51A Harvard-trained astronomer fired from his job in the Army Map Service in 1957 because of his sexual orientation, Frank Kameny was the first person t

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Feel The Fear — And Read It Anyway: 2019-01-16 16:17:00Marianne Power decided to read one self-help book a month, for a year — and follow the advice in each, to the letter. She says it became a much

'Joy Enough' Recalls A Daughter's All-Encompassing Love For 2019-01-16 10:51:00Sarah McColl unstintingly puts her heart on the page as she reflects on caring for her dying mother, with whom she is unimaginably close, as her marri

'Fence' Shows That In Sports, Sometimes It's Not 2019-01-16 07:00:28C.S. Pacat's comic about rivalries and relationships in the overheated world of elite high school fencers stars a brash outsider up against a sleek y

Building Walls Are Not A Solution To A 2019-01-16 05:04:00NPR's Noel King talks to Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, about the political and cultural effects of installing ba

Episode #1903 2019-01-15 13:54:52Immortal Technique, Taina and Reyna Grande's New Memoir

'Ghost Wall' Is An Eerie Coming-Of-Age Tale That 2019-01-15 13:18:00Sarah Moss' beautifully written novel is set in the 1970s in the rugged countryside of the far north of England, where a group of campers are reenact

'Inheritance' Investigates A Family Secret, With Self-Discovery At 2019-01-15 07:01:00Dani Shapiro, at age 54, is shocked to learn that the man she thought was her biological father wasn't a blood relative. Her memoir, a quest for the

'Muhammad: Forty Introductions' Isn't Setting Out To Satisfy 2019-01-15 05:01:22Michael Muhammad Knight's new book on the religious figure is designed to seduce, educate, and irritate its audience into curiosity about Islam and M

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 2019-01-14 13:07:00Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Bec

After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of 2019-01-14 04:58:00Literary scholar Robert Alter says he didn't think the existing English translations of the Bible did justice to the original Hebrew. So he spent nea

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber Gets 'Shameless' About Sex 2019-01-13 17:21:03Bolz-Weber's new book pulls from her own experiences, stories told by her parishioners and the Bible itself for an examination of the way conservativ

Keeping A Famous Theater's Myth Alive In 'Showtime 2019-01-13 10:00:18This new graphic adaptation of Ted Fox's history of the Apollo Theater captures countless electrifying performances, but goes easy on the grittier as

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