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Mother-Stung

Sherman Alexie’s terrific book is the latest entry in a burgeoning genre: memoirs of moms.

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June 19 2017 11:49 AMTo Overflow Every Division Between Human BeingsArundhati Roy’s immensely rewarding The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
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June 13 2017 10:21 AMThe Mournful, Lonely Feminism of Chelsea Clinton’s She PersistedIf the broken heart of the Clinton campaign wrote a kids’ book, this would be it.
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June 12 2017 3:59 PMOenophiles Gone WildWho would have guessed that a journey through the snooty world of sommeliers could be such raucous fun?
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June 5 2017 5:50 AMWhy Not Al?Al Franken says his book isn’t a prelude to a presidential campaign, but the American people can hope, right?
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May 26 2017 10:15 AMKillers of the Flower MoonHow does David Grann manage to repackage the historical record so that it arrives with the force of a revelation?
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May 25 2017 7:30 AMDark FuturesWhat happens when literary novelists experiment with science fiction.
The Audio Book Club
May 22 2017 11:36 AMThe Handmaid’s TaleSlate critics debate Margaret Atwood’s harrowing novel and the television series it inspired.
Brow Beat
May 17 2017 7:33 AMCaptain America’s Now a Fascist? Here’s Why the Story’s a Lot More Complex Than It Seems.
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May 15 2017 9:00 AMShalts and Shalt-NotsWhy do the Ten Commandments occupy such a lofty place in the American sensibility?
Jurisprudence
May 5 2017 10:49 AMDiscrimination Is Not De FactoA new book takes issue with the prevailing view that we can’t understand what causes segregation.
The Audio Book Club
May 1 2017 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Joins Lincoln in the BardoSlate critics debate George Saunders’ curious novelistic debut.
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April 20 2017 9:30 AMSpectacle and ImpostorThese essays about female ambition spotlight society’s tortured relationship to women who want to achieve—and our own tortured relationship to ourselves.
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April 14 2017 5:20 PMThe Anti-PolemicistDurga Chew-Bose’s dense, meticulous writing on identity politics feels like a corrective for our current political moment.
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April 12 2017 9:00 AMYabba Dabba DepressingA bleak, brilliant comic book reboot of The Flintstones.
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April 10 2017 12:05 PMAnnouncing the Winners of the Fifth Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe best web and print cartoonists of the year win $1,000 each.
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June 15 2017 11:29 AMSecond SightTeju Cole’s new book of photography and essays feels like the fulfillment of an intellectual project that has defined most of his career.
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June 13 2017 9:00 AMA Novel Wrapped in a MysteryMaile Meloy’s thriller is a bait and switch in the best sense.
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June 6 2017 1:36 PM“When I Write Fiction, I’m in My Body as a Different Person”Arundhati Roy on balancing her dual identity as fiery political commentator and soft-spoken novelist.
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May 31 2017 9:00 AMBless Me FatherPatricia Lockwood’s writerly touch in her family memoir is almost too light.
Brow Beat
May 26 2017 7:00 AMWatch Philip Pullman Introduce the First Excerpt From The Book of Dust
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May 23 2017 12:42 PMWhat They Did to My BabyA new memoir by Trayvon Martin’s parents lays bare the emotional costs of watching your child’s murder catalyze a social movement.
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May 22 2017 10:44 AMShe’s Not Like Those Other Feminists   Laura Kipnis’ lively, thrilling, maddening crusade against PC overreach in campus sexual politics.
Dispatches
May 15 2017 9:30 AMI Saw a Man Get Arrested in Fort Hancock on WednesdayA story from the borderlands.
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May 15 2017 7:00 AMVoice in the WildernessIt’s hard to be the voice of a generation when your generation doesn’t need you anymore.
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May 4 2017 7:19 AMRead the First Six Pages of the New Issue of the Award-Winning Comic Pope HatsGeorge Saunders loves Pope Hats. You will too.
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April 24 2017 12:52 PMShe Was Right All AlongPaula Hawkins tries to create a formula in her follow-up to The Girl on the Train.
Culturebox
April 19 2017 5:55 AMTo the Manners BornHow Emily Post’s descendants are shepherding her legacy into a cultural landscape hostile to the very idea of etiquette.
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April 13 2017 9:30 AMThe Dismemberment of EuropeA new book aims to sound the alarm over the fate of the EU and the “dark age” to come.
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April 11 2017 7:31 AMFantastical MapsRichard Florida is back with another theory about how to fix American cities. It’s a pipe dream—and even he knows it.
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April 10 2017 9:00 AMToo Fervent, Too Forceful, Too MuchAriel Levy’s memoir about her miscarriage is shot through with a dark undercurrent of self-blame that just might terrify female readers.

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