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MEMOIR

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come

By ALEXANDRA FULLER

The author of “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight” trades the African bush for a Wyoming ranch. Review by Veronique de Turenne.

Posted by × February 11, 2015 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Internal Landscape: Three New Collections

The Internal Landscape: Three New Collections

Short stories from Thomas Pierce, Arthur Bradford, and Nathan Poole examine the animal kingdom, and the lovelorn humans atop the food chain.

Posted by × February 11, 2015 ×

GRIN & TONIC

Today’s Specials

Today’s Specials

“Welcome to the Five Seasons Men’s Room, sir. Is this your first time here?”

Posted by × February 10, 2015 ×

HUMAN NATURE

Clancy Martin: Everyone Is So Untrue

Clancy Martin: Everyone Is So Untrue

Does everyone lie to the ones they love? Clancy Martin thinks so.

Posted by × February 10, 2015 ×

REDISCOVERY

Tirra Lirra by the River

Tirra Lirra by the River

By JESSICA ANDERSON

In a 1977 novel ripe for rediscovery, an Australian woman finds a room of her own in bustling post-war London. Review by Gili Malinsky.

Posted by × February 9, 2015 ×

DAYBOOK

Four Nice Youngsters

Four Nice Youngsters

This week in history: the Beatles touch down on the Ed Sullivan Theater, striking the first chord of the British Invasion.

Posted by × February 9, 2015 ×

FICTION

Funny Girl

Funny Girl

By NICK HORNBY

A young woman’s journey into comedic stardom is a swift (and yes, funny) ride into the world of 1960s British television, from the author of “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy.”

Posted by × February 6, 2015 ×

FICTION

Amnesia

Amnesia

By PETER CAREY

A Booker Prize-winning author returns with a tale of cyber-fugitives on the run, mirroring the data and surveillance controversies of today’s headlines.

Posted by × February 4, 2015 ×

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

The Marauders

The Marauders

By TOM COOPER

A caper on the Louisiana bayou pits ornery shrimpers against the oil companies who would darken their waters.

Posted by × February 4, 2015 ×

DAYBOOK

What the Fish Scales Know

What the Fish Scales Know

This week in history: Jacques Cousteau’s masterpiece debuts, inspiring an ocean of explorers.

Posted by × February 4, 2015 ×

BEYOND CATEGORY

Seven Myth-Busting Facts about the French

Seven Myth-Busting Facts about the French

One witty Parisian’s compendium of lived-in knowledge, from bidets to frog’s legs.

Posted by × February 4, 2015 ×

GUEST BOOKS

Keegan Allen: The Photographers Who Have Influenced Me

Keegan Allen: The Photographers Who Have Influenced Me

The actor on the artists who’ve influenced his own camera work, now captured in his alluring new book.

Posted by × February 4, 2015 ×

ESSAYS

When the Facts Change: Essays, 1995-2010

When the Facts Change: Essays, 1995-2010

By TONY JUDT

The departed historian’s final works venture into the twenty-first century’s dawn, in search of the “collective goods” capable of uniting us. Michelle Dean reports.

Posted by × February 4, 2015 ×

FICTION

Munich Airport

Munich Airport

By GREG BAXTER

In a place devoted to long-distance transit, the living and the dead find themselves in a kind of limbo.

Posted by × February 3, 2015 ×

GRIN & TONIC

Paradesk

Paradesk

Working very remotely.

Posted by × February 3, 2015 ×