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The Birth, Death, and Long Afterlife of The Gashlycrumb Tinies

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Nov. 5 2018 10:54 AMThe Race ManWhy did Wesley Yang call his book The Souls of Yellow Folk when he’s unwilling to look at so many of us?
Oct. 26 2018 11:57 AMJack the Ripper, Now With Extra RedIs colorizing the comic From Hell a betrayal of the groundbreaking original?
Oct. 5 2018 12:04 PMPeggedWhy do people think personality tests reveal the real you?
Sept. 19 2018 10:00 AMHow Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Relatives Felt About Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Book“Your f—ing struggle.”
Sept. 17 2018 5:45 AMRighteousImani Perry explores the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry—and what she represents in the era of Black Lives Matter.
Sept. 12 2018 9:30 AMHis Struggle Has EndedWhen Karl Ove Knausgaard’s epic of the quotidian works, it’s majestic. When it’s about Hitler, it’s jaw-droppingly bad.
Sept. 9 2018 4:57 PMNobody’s HeroesBob Woodward’s new book presents Trump staffers as our last line of defense. We’re doomed.
Sept. 6 2018 9:00 AMThe Agony of BureaucracyA conversation with Lydia Kiesling about The Golden State.
Aug. 24 2018 7:30 AM“The Great Minor City of America”A portrait of Oklahoma City as seen through its basketball team, its weird citizens, and its tornadoes.
Aug. 15 2018 3:04 PMHow Nuclear War HappenedA new novel tells the story behind the terrible U.S.–North Korea war of 2020.
Aug. 12 2018 7:15 PMThe Impossible Legacy of V.S. NaipaulMany of his books are masterpieces. When I interviewed him, I couldn’t keep the look of disgust off my face.
July 19 2018 10:23 AMThe Big SleepThe narrator of Ottessa Moshfegh’s swaggering novel hopes to sleep her life away.
July 9 2018 5:55 AMThe Big SeepReading Raymond Chandler in the age of #MeToo.
June 27 2018 1:21 PMThe Puzzle BoxEven on the pages of his own memoir, David Lynch remains a mystery.
June 21 2018 8:30 AMWell-Behaved Women Make History TooWhat gets lost when it’s only the rebel girls who get lionized?
Oct. 29 2018 11:13 AMHow Julie Doucet Taught Me to Make Art out of My LifeThe cartoonist’s My New York Diary is collected in a new retrospective, Dirty Plotte.
Oct. 9 2018 10:10 AM“One Gets Into the Habit of Being Oneself”A new Tana French novel broadens her inquiry into the greatest mystery of all: who we are.
Sept. 25 2018 9:00 AMAll Women Are SpiesA menial office worker gets wrapped up in espionage in Kate Atkinson’s new novel.
Sept. 18 2018 10:30 AMOn ConsolationWhat I wanted from Barthes was a passage out of the dismal place in which I found myself in my teens.
Sept. 14 2018 12:58 PMCan Human Beings Ever Give Up Identity?Gender, creed, country, color, class, and culture. Why do they matter?
Sept. 10 2018 10:30 AMHands on FranzIn Kafka’s Last Trial, Benjamin Balint charts the court battle over manuscripts that were never supposed to exist.
Sept. 7 2018 2:31 PMJust Behind the BeatA perfectly timed, well-tuned chronicle of the past, present, and future of jazz.
Sept. 5 2018 10:23 AMWhere’s Baby? There She Is!Literature ignores the lives of new mothers. With The Golden State, Lydia Kiesling changes that.
Aug. 16 2018 10:32 AMJust Read the Book AlreadyDigital culture doesn’t have to make you a shallow reader. But you have to do something about it.
Aug. 13 2018 9:00 AMFinding the Laughs in the Decline of the HumanitiesA conversation with Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members and The Shakespeare Requirement.
July 25 2018 9:00 AMIn the BloodMegan Abbott’s new teenage-friendship novel is really a horror story about female rage.
July 9 2018 3:13 PMWhat Philosophy Can Teach Us About Trump’s America—and What It Can’tMartha Nussbaum’s new book diagnoses our political crisis but fails to offer a practical cure.
July 5 2018 9:00 AMAll Our Work Holds GoodRereading the poet Donald Hall’s beautiful children’s book Ox-Cart Man in a time of turmoil.
June 21 2018 10:00 AMQueering the NovelA conversation between Jordy Rosenberg and Alexander Chee.
June 20 2018 10:00 AMState of ContradictionsLawrence Wright paints an intimate, nuanced portrait of Texas. If only he had been willing to look harder at its racial dynamics.