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  1. literature
    The Celebs Are Reading AgainKendall Jenner interprets Miranda July for us.
  2. first person
    Yearning for a Blessing From Toni MorrisonWorking with her at Princeton, I was always awestruck by her presence.
  3. remembrances
    What I Learned As Toni Morrison’s Personal AssistantToni taught me, “if you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”
  4. rest in power
    8 Women Writers on What Toni Morrison Meant to ThemMaya Angelou, Tayari Jones, Angela Davis, and more on the powerful influence of Morrison’s work.
  5. rest in power
    The Most Moving Tributes to Toni Morrison From Stacey Abrams, Beyoncé and MoreAfter news broke that the luminary had died at 88, tributes began pouring in on social media.
  6. moby dick
    This New Version of Moby Dick Leaves a Lot to Be DesiredIt includes Donald Trump.
  7. literature
    You Get Oprah’s New Book Club, and You Get Oprah’s New Book ClubThanks, Apple TV+.
  8. memoirs
    I Tried to Be Virginia Woolf. A Brilliant New Memoir Comes Closer.Katharine Smyth’s All the Lives We Ever Lived is both a literary tribute and a powerful debut of its own.
  9. books
    Publishers Weekly Has Acquired the MillionsIt was one of the last independent book blogs.
  10. literature
    Here’s the Worst Thing a Man Wrote About Sex This YearCongratulations to the winner of the Bad Sex in Fiction award.
  11. literature
    9 Terrible Sentences Men Wrote About Sex This Year“Slowly chugging my organ as a boa constrictor swallows its prey.”
  12. science of us
    Reading Fiction Makes You a Little NicerSave the publishing industry and save yourself.
  13. books
    Here’s the List of This Year’s National Book Award WinnersIt includes a few surprises and the return of the Translated Literature category.
  14. but their emails
    Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer Acknowledge That They Are PretentiousReflecting back on the email chain heard ‘round the world.
  15. sexual assualt
    Nobel Scandal: French Photographer Faces Two Charges of RapeJean-Claude Arnault has been at the center of a sex-abuse scandal that has rocked the Nobel literature community.
  16. rip
    Here’s How People Are Remembering Philip RothHow have plaudits of the great American novelists been tempered by acknowledgment of his misogyny?
  17. Tom Wolfe Has Died at 88The pioneering author and New Journalist died Monday in a Manhattan hospital.
  18. #metoo
    Nobel Prize in Literature Will Not Be Awarded Due to Sexual Abuse AllegationsIt’s the first time since World War II they’ve postponed giving the award.
  19. q&a
    The Perfect Nanny Author on Why We Can’t Look Away From Domestic Horror StoriesPerfect Nanny author Leïla Slimani on the difference between French and American mothers — and why she’s not watching the New York nanny trial.
  20. the literary world
    The Paris Review Has Finally Found a New EditorTo replace disgraced former editor Lorin Stein.
  21. Long Works of Literature Made Shorter—and Better—with the Addition of […] Atlas Shrugged “Who is John Galt?” The light was ebbing, and Eddie Willers could not distinguish the bum’s face. The bum had said it simply, […]
  22. books
    I Am So Jealous of Tavi Gevinson’s Custom Secret History JacketInspired by the cult novel by Donna Tartt.
  23. The Best Comedy Books of 2017 Do you like volumes of comic essays that you’ll end up reading entirely in one sitting? How about amusingly embarrassing memoirs, […]
  24. gift guide 2017
    11 Great Books to Give As GiftsRead with us.
  25. cat person mania
    ‘Cat Person’ Author’s Book of Short Stories Is Coming SoonIt’s a short-story collection called You Know You Want This.
  26. longreads
    15 Great Books by Women We Read This YearA big year for female writers.
  27. literature
    What I Learned After Lorin Stein Published My StoryA lesson in power, sex, and fiction.
  28. literature
    Why a Short Story About a Terrible Date Went ViralThe New Yorker’s “Cat Person” shows how complicated bad sex really is.
  29. legal drama
    Ex-Weinstein Lawyer Has History of Using Women’s Sexuality Against ThemA plagiarism lawsuit against The Girls novelist Emma Cline took an ugly turn.
  30. tributes
    I Wish This Tribute to Oscar Wilde Could Remain in New York ForeverThis enchanted mise-en-scène is devoted to Wilde’s tragic last chapter: his trial and imprisonment for homosexuality, followed by his death in exile.
  31. Elena Ferrante Is Working on Something NewFinally, some good news.
  32. A Pairing Menu for Works of Postmodern Literature and Appropriate […] The paranoia-inducing The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon is best paired with a room temperature watermelon wine cooler, which should […]
  33. profiles
    What Would Sarah Polley Do?The unorthodox film heroine’s 20-year journey to Alias Grace.
  34. literature
    Kazuo Ishiguro Is Sorry Margaret Atwood Didn’t Win the Nobel Prize“I apologize to Margaret Atwood that it’s not her getting this prize.”
  35. sick burns
    The All-Time Best Burns of New York Times Book Reviewer Michiko KakutaniThe legendary New York Times book critic made a lot of enemies during her 38-year tenure.
  36. the magazine world
    Meet the New Editor of T MagazineWould you like some tears with that Times subscription?
  37. fan casting
    Who Should Play Elena and Lila in the Elena Ferrante HBO Series?A challenge in fancasting.
  38. Rereading The Handmaid’s Tale, One Month Into the Trump EraMargaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, suddenly fresh again.
  39. q&a
    Morgan Parker on Why Beyoncé Is a Metaphor for Every Black WomanIn her new book, the poet uses Beyoncé as a device to explore the lives of black women.
  40. literature
    In Honor of Zsa Zsa Gabor, Drape Yourself in Diamonds and Divorce Your HusbandHer autobiography is full of wisdom.
  41. The Best Comedy Books of 2016 Now what we’ve got here is an embarrassment of riches. There were so many truly funny books released this year, and funny books with […]
  42. digital humanities
    There Are 6 Basic Emotional ‘Shapes’ of StoriesTake it from Vonnegut: “The fundamental idea is that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper.”
  43. dreams
    Kafka Harnessed Insomnia to Create His Trippy FictionBlur the boundary between dreaming and waking, and you might turn into a bug.
  44. nobel bump
    Bob Dylan’s Book Sales Skyrocket After Nobel Prize WinSales for his music have increased, too.
  45. radio vulture
    It Doesn’t Matter Whether Bob Dylan Is a Songwriter or a PoetHe’s both at once, and the Nobel Prize prompts a useful conversation.
  46. the awards they are a-changin'
    Celebrities, Authors React to Bob Dylan’s Nobel“I’m a Dylan fan, but this is an ill conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies.”
  47. mysteries of our time
    Is This the Real Identity of Elena Ferrante?Will this finally put to rest the rumor that the author is really a man?
  48. franzenology
    Why Does Jonathan Franzen Make It So Hard to Like Him?Franzen says he has “never been in love with a black woman.”
  49. fathers day
    Make Your Dad Read Elena Ferrante!A project in honor of Father’s Day.
  50. longreads
    10 Books We’re Reading Right NowRead with us.
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