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The journalists who help us contextualize: Your weekly guide to the best in books
Ezra Jack Keats’s picture book is the most checked-out volume of all time at the New York Public Library. A professor of children’s literature examines why the book has connected with so many kids.
In writing, originality doesn’t have to mean rejecting traditional forms.
Anna Wiener’s new memoir, Uncanny Valley, tells the story of a regular person under the spell of disruption.
Over the centuries, our magazine has prized great storytelling. Now we’re recommitting ourselves to publishing short fiction, beginning with a story by Lauren Groff.
“Often before I write a scene for the final time … I take a minute, close my eyes, and build the world of the scene around me.”
A short story
Health for the body, the mind, and the world: Your weekly guide to the best in books
Kiley Reid’s debut novel is a funny, fast-paced, empathetic examination of privilege in America.
New year, new reads: Your weekly guide to the best in books
With remarkable clarity, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation establishes love and its complement, sacrifice, as mutually engaged emotions.
Looking back at the year in literature: Your 2019 guide to the best in books
A recent work by the late critic Clive James about his literary idol, Philip Larkin, artfully examines the complex poet’s canon.
The novels, reportage, and memoirs that stood out most
Ida Tarbell championed reportorial methods and investigative goals that are as potent today as ever.
Some of our most memorable profiles from 2019. You’ll recognize nearly all of these people as household names, but you’ll likely learn something new from each story.
Drawn into the tech world, a 20-something wonders why she—and the rest of us—didn’t wise up to the grandiose myopia sooner.
A tour of places to be alone: Your weekly guide to the best in books
A new book, from the hosts of the Switched on Pop podcast, approaches the genre with laserlike focus and palpable enthusiasm.