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‘Concrete Rose’ is another winner from ‘The Hate 2021-01-12 18:52:12Maverick Carter must navigate the ups and downs of teen fatherhood and family responsibility in this prequel to Angie Thomas’ bestselling debut.

‘Long Time Coming’ excavates the origins of modern-day 2021-01-12 18:38:48Michael Eric Dyson unfolds history to explain how the structures of slavery were transmuted into contemporary institutions and practices.

Essential shapes: sculpture from the ancient to the 2021-01-12 18:20:51A sculptor and an art critic celebrate human imagination across eras and continents as expressed through the art of sculpture.

Q&A with Danielle Evans, author of ‘The Office 2021-01-12 17:59:51“In my stories, I explore that space between what we think and what we say out loud, between what we actually want and how we behave,” say

Dutch explorers courted disaster in efforts to find 2021-01-08 16:53:32“Icebound” tells the story of 16th-century navigator William Barents, whose crews tested the limits of human endurance, not once but three

Surf, swim, sing: Finding joy in lifelong learning 2021-01-06 08:49:56After seeing his young daughter learn to play chess, travel writer Tom Vanderbilt wondered “Why not me?” So he did – and then learne

‘Better Luck Next Time’ calls to mind screwball 2021-01-05 08:00:00The novel entertainingly captures the zany misadventures of two women on a dude ranch in Reno, Nevada, where wealthy wives await their divorces.

Q&A with William G. Thomas III, author of 2021-01-04 09:12:28In the United States, enslaved people and their families used court systems to fight for their freedom. Here's a look at some notable examples.

The uncompromising life and legacy of activist Sylvia 2020-12-23 16:59:30Pankhurst is best known for her fight for women's voting rights in Britain. But she protested oppression wherever it appeared.

‘The Last Assassin’ breathes life into the events 2020-12-23 16:37:07By looking through the eyes of a minor player in the assassination, Peter Stothard is able to tell a more intimate tale.

Pushing the bounds of form in ‘The Glorious 2020-12-23 16:36:26Phillip Lopate's choices for this fine anthology may stretch the parameters of an essay, but he's made distinctive and evocative selections.

Agatha, decoded, in “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie” 2020-12-22 16:56:28The bestselling mystery writer of all time had secrets of her own. A new historical novel imagines what happened during her 11-day disappearance.

The New York Review of Books

Trump’s Lingering Menace 2021-01-09 12:41:50On January 3, The Washington Post published an op-ed signed by the ten living former secretaries of defense admonishing that, constitutional

Chronicler of a World on the Move 2021-01-09 08:00:51On January 2, 2020, we published Anna Badkhen’s “‘Bright Unbearable Reality’: Migration As Seen from Above,” an essay ab

Wanted: Lead Suspect in Election Fraud Conspiracy 2021-01-06 20:11:10Wednesday’s riot at the US Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald J. Trump was dangerous, unprecedented, and anti-American, but it w

Mission to the Frozen North 2021-01-05 07:00:00In the end, the ship would be lost to ice. Three and a half months out of Amsterdam, with the crew already drifting into scurvy’s embrace, Dutch

Desperately Not Seeking Susan 2021-01-02 08:00:00On December 29, 2020, we published Benjamin Moser’s essay “Sarajevo Revisited.” Part memoir, part travelogue, part pensée, it

‘Bright Unbearable Reality’: Migration As Seen from Above 2021-01-02 06:00:52The first Westerner known to portray human suffering from above was the Flemish Renaissance painter Joachim Patinir, born in Flanders circa 1480. Pati

The Consolations of Philosophy 2020-12-31 12:53:27I recently found myself on a metal chair in the Jardin du Luxembourg, in Paris, submitting to my first-ever session of “philosophical therapy.&r

Sarajevo Revisited 2020-12-29 07:00:11Shutters guarded the airport shops when I got to Vienna. Through the plastic coverings, you could see abandoned Sacher tortes and Mozart magnets, post

The Look of Lesbian Love 2020-12-28 06:59:51At a table in a dark kitchen, Mary Anning’s dying mother (Gemma Jones) cracks a hardboiled egg and finds a chick. She rises and dumps the ruined

The Best of 2020 2020-12-26 12:00:00It has been an anxious, painful, and demanding year—from the global pandemic that continues to threaten the health and wellbeing of millions, wh

‘I Wanted to Paint What I Know’: An 2020-12-26 09:13:49“What’s it like to have the entire place to yourself?” the security guard at the New Museum—an older Caribbean-American man we

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Books : NPR

Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas Shares Her Struggle In 2021-01-13 16:05:00NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Olympic runner and filmmaker Alexi Pappas about her new memoir. In Bravey, Pappas shares what she has learned about conf

'Black Radical' Traces The Life And Legacy Of 2021-01-13 13:33:45Trotter was a Black newspaper editor in the early 20th century who advocated for civil rights by organizing mass protests. Historian Kerri Greenidge t

'Aftershocks' Tells Of A Reckoning With The Self 2021-01-13 07:06:00Writer Nadia Owusu has lived many lives. Her nonlinear memoir, centered on the idea of physical and metaphorical earthquakes, is about all of the part

'Kill Switch' Explores How Senate Minority Uses Filibuster 2021-01-12 16:13:00NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Adam Jentleson, former deputy chief of staff to Sen. Harry Reid, about his new book, which explains how the Senate min

'Kill Switch' Examines The Racist History Of The 2021-01-12 13:54:02Adam Jentleson traces the history of the filibuster, which started as a tool of Southern senators upholding slavery and then later became a mechanism

There's Not A Single Off Note In 'That 2021-01-12 07:00:05In his new story collection, Kevin Barry proves to be a master at evoking the landscapes of both western Ireland and the human heart; he seems to have

'Concrete Rose' Is Angie Thomas' Follow-Up To 'The 2021-01-12 05:06:00NPR's Noel King talks to young adult author Angie Thomas about her book: Concrete Rose. It goes back in time to tell the story of the parents of Star

'The Liar's Dictionary' Is A Clever Delight For 2021-01-11 13:40:53Eley Williams tells the story of two word-mad characters who work for the same dictionary publisher 120 years apart. This novel is perfect for anyone

Glimmers Of Hope: A 2021 Poetry Preview, Part 2021-01-11 08:54:00This year, critic Craig Morgan Teicher says American poetry has become too big for just one person to cover, so he's invited five colleagues to bring

Daniel Loedel Releases Dark New Novel 2021-01-10 07:43:00NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with author Daniel Loedel about his his new novel, Hades, Argentina.

Author Alyssa Cole Talks Romance And Politics 2021-01-10 07:43:00Writer Alyssa Cole, whose romance books feature Black characters, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that her novels aren't just inclusive, they are al

To Adapt 'After The Rain,' Artists Cross All 2021-01-10 07:00:28A new graphic novel adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor's story "After the Rain" sets straightforward art against scattered, skewed panels to produce a se

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