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How New York Was Named 2021-04-13 15:46:28For centuries, settlers pushed Natives off the land. But they continued to use indigenous language to name, describe, and anoint the world around them

A Family at Odds Reveals a Nation in 2021-04-12 06:00:00Damon Galgut’s novel “The Promise” explores the betrayals of South Africa through a perfectly pitched domestic drama.

Tabula Rasa: Volume Two, by John McPhee 2021-04-12 06:00:00Personal History by John McPhee: A project meant not to end.

In Thomas Grattan’s Début Novel, Historical Fiction Gets 2021-04-12 06:00:00Set in the wake of Germany’s reunification, “The Recent East” follows a country coming together and a teen-ager coming out.

Jonas Eika on Hope and Defiance 2021-04-12 06:00:00The author discusses “Alvin,” his story from the latest issue of the magazine.

The Repressive Politics of Emotional Intelligence 2021-04-12 06:00:00Daniel Goleman’s pop-psychology blockbuster, now twenty-five years old, turned self-control into a corporate management tool.

Briefly Noted Book Reviews 2021-04-12 06:00:00“Horizontal Vertigo,” “Halfway Home,” “The Seed Keeper,” and “Abundance.”

Sunday Reading: The Asian-American Experience 2021-04-11 06:00:00From the magazine’s archive: pieces about being Asian-American and the ongoing wave of anti-Asian violence.

The Wedding of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, 2021-04-09 18:54:30A report from 1947 brims with details that didn’t make it into “The Crown.”

Why We Mourn Girlhood 2021-04-07 06:00:00For many women, growing up involves a transformation from subject to object. In her new book, Melissa Febos asks whether we can reverse the process.

“Bear” Is About Much More Than Having Sex 2021-04-05 12:00:00Marian Engel’s classic novel, first published in 1976, is slim, elegant, and inexhaustible.

The Making of “Midnight Cowboy,” and the Remaking 2021-04-05 06:00:00The 1969 film has become famous for being ahead of its time, but it may be most revealing as an artifact of its time—a turning point in the hist

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Extinction isn’t inevitable. ‘Beloved Beasts’ explains why. 2021-04-13 18:30:00Past efforts to prevent extinction took a species-by-species approach. But now a more comprehensive plan is needed that looks at interconnections.

How is a sonnet like the suburbs? Both 2021-04-13 10:50:00Craig Morgan Teicher, author of “Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey,” challenges himself to narrow the frame so even small events become h

Raptor rapture: A Q&A with Jonathan Meiburg 2021-04-06 18:31:17A raptor in the Falkland Islands, the striated caracara, was a mystery to Charles Darwin. Jonathan Meiburg talks about solving the puzzle.

‘First Person Singular’ delves into lost love and 2021-04-06 18:11:04Japanese writer Haruki Murakami offers a collection of imaginative short stories with skewed elements that his many fans are sure to applaud.

Harpies, sirens, and other ‘nasty’ women: Going beneath 2021-04-05 18:09:56Mythology is rife with female monsters. Essayist Jess Zimmerman sees their stories not as cautionary tales, but as inspiration for powerful women.

Marriages of long standing are tested in quiet, 2021-04-05 17:07:01Long-time couples and old friendships come under scrutiny in Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s highly anticipated second novel.

Beyond Jackie Robinson: The unsung heroes of the 2021-04-05 15:20:00Jackie Robinson may have been the first Black player in the majors, but others soon followed – an exodus that spelled the end of the Negro Leagu

‘Libertie’ imagines the whole of a Black girl’s 2021-04-01 17:08:01“Libertie,” a novel about a Black girl growing up in 19th-century New York, rings with historical truth.

Shakespeare’s plays meet plagiarism-detection software 2021-03-31 18:16:00The Shakespeare canon undergoes scrutiny, turning up links to Thomas North. But ‘plagiarism’ was more the rule than the exception for Eliz

Crafts and social movements went hand-in-hand in American 2021-03-31 17:04:32Author Glenn Adamson points out that the artisan’s workshop has long served as a shared space where people gathered with a common goal.

Q&A with with Hanif Abdurraqib, author of ‘A 2021-03-31 12:19:39Black Americans have shaped the pop culture landscape, which poet and critic Hanif Abdurraqib says can be traced back to Black innovation.

Machines that learn: The origin story of artificial 2021-03-23 11:40:48AI may have had a slow start, but companies like Google and Facebook are pursuing it like a modern-day gold rush.

The New York Review of Books

Dividends of a Just Economy 2021-04-08 09:00:00Ever since the early twentieth century, advocates of taming capitalism in the public interest have assumed that energized citizens and activist govern

When Poverty Became Profane 2021-04-08 09:00:00On December 1, 2020, with the holiday season approaching and the latest congressional stimulus package stalled, The Washington Post reported that &ldq

Lincoln’s Rowdy America 2021-04-08 09:00:00Amid the dismal presidential contest of 1856 that put James Buchanan, a moss-backed northern apologist for slavery, in the White House, Walt Whitman,

Eclipsed by Fame 2021-04-08 09:00:00The world’s first scientist-celebrity, Isaac Newton, was entombed in Westminster Abbey with high ceremony, alongside statesmen and royalty, unde

The Problem of the Present 2021-04-08 09:00:00It was like a whip, the animated snappingof the man lying like an overturned turtleon the bed in the upstairs bedroom,his henchmen and henchwomen down

A Praise House of Many Mansions 2021-04-08 09:00:00Worn wooden benches were filled to capacity on a Sunday morning in Georgia. Men and women sat shoulder to shoulder, slowly rocking, trying to forget t

Victory and Misery in Haiti 2021-04-08 09:00:00To the Editors: There are some dangerous misstatements and curious falsehoods in Ferdinand Mount’s recent review of David A. Bell’s Men on

‘What the Hell Can I Call Myself Except 2021-04-08 09:00:00On October 24, 2017, Paulette Wilson was transferred from Britain’s Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre to London’s Heathrow Airp

In the Act of Living 2021-04-08 09:00:00I was once taken to an event at the New School by Barbara Epstein and she introduced me to Janet Malcolm at the drinks party afterward. “I&rsquo

The Companionship of Nature 2021-04-08 09:00:00In her tour-de-force memoir, H Is for Hawk (2014), the English writer and naturalist Helen Macdonald described how she survived her grief over the dea

All Over Desire 2021-04-08 09:00:00“What do you want?” is a painful question. To answer it honestly forces you to bring your own desire into confrontation with the flinching

Averted Intimacies 2021-04-08 09:00:00There are two common ways in which a literary canon is titled and presented to the public. One is simply as a list of “best” books. As in,