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Alphabet of Hope

Alphabet of Hope

This week in history: opportunities for millions of illiterate people worldwide, one library at a time.

Posted by × September 8, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)

By CHRISTIAN RUDDER

Why looking at our dating profiles and status updates might yield a clearer picture of America than any census.

Posted by × September 8, 2014 ×

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The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air

By DONALD ANTRIM

A novelist of the surreal finds his true calling: concise tales of loss, love, and liquor.

Posted by × September 3, 2014 ×

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The Organized Mind

The Organized Mind

By DANIEL J. LEVITIN

Don’t try to do anything else while you read this.

Posted by × September 3, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

10:04

10:04

By BEN LERNER

The author of Leaving the Atocha Station takes a Whitmanesque turn.

Posted by × September 3, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Symmetry Teacher

The Symmetry Teacher

By ANDREI BITOV

A Russian novel-within-a-novel unfolds with origami precision.

Posted by × September 3, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

More than Once in a Lifetime: David Mitchell on “The Bone Clocks”

More than Once in a Lifetime: David Mitchell on “The Bone Clocks”

“My original aspiration was to capture something massive, to go for broke.” David Mitchell talks about psychic battles and the vision of tomorrow in his new novel.

Posted by × September 2, 2014 ×

GUEST BOOKS

Stephan Eirik Clark

Stephan Eirik Clark

Delicious food stories from the author of Sweetness #9.

Posted by × September 2, 2014 ×

HUMOR

The New Golf

The New Golf

“The hole too far away? Use our dropbox, conveniently located in the hip new nightclub located just off the 9th green.”

Posted by × September 2, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Knowing Nothing Means Knowing Something: Sarah Ruhl

Knowing Nothing Means Knowing Something: Sarah Ruhl

The acclaimed playwright on motherhood, why theater still transfixes us, and her new book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write.

Posted by × September 2, 2014 ×

DAYBOOK

There is Power in a Union

There is Power in a Union

Reading the history of Labor Day, and of workers standing hand in hand.

Posted by × September 1, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

By MILES J. UNGER

An accessible and lively new biography traces the mythic, disruptive life of one of art’s true icons.

Posted by × August 29, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

On Tocqueville

On Tocqueville

By ALAN RYAN

What a Frenchman of 1831 can teach us about modern America’s class structures.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Getting Schooled

Getting Schooled

By GARRET KEIZER

A teaching veteran heads — reluctantly — back to the blackboard.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Feminism Unfinished

Feminism Unfinished

By DOROTHY SUE COBBLE, LINDA GORDON, AND ASTRID HENRY

A “century’s worth of U.S.-based feminist movements”, from Alice Paul to Gloria Steinem.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×