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Black Lives Matter
Books and Ideas
Today 3:41 pm
In the Unlikeliest of Places, a Museum Dedicated to Jewish Life
On the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews celebrates a thousand years of tradition and culture.
Today 6:00 am
July 31, 1965: J.K. Rowling is Born
“As the rest of the wizarding world teeters on the brink of catastrophe, what Harry really wants to know is: Did Dumbledore love me or what?”
Yesterday 12:19 pm
The Wettest Rainforest in the United States Has Gone Up in Flames
When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.
Yesterday 9:45 am
So Long, E.L. Doctorow, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh
You were a friend, a supporter of
, and one of America’s great novelists.
Yesterday 9:45 am
The Virtues of Difficult Fiction
If novels aren’t worthy challenges, we have no reason to linger in their pages.
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Yesterday 9:43 am
Ferlinghetti in June
Writing Across the Landscape
collects the poet’s travel diaries—which, he says, “may pass as news stories filed by a reporter from Outer Space.”
Yesterday 9:37 am
at the estuary
Yesterday 9:25 am
Chucky Taylor, Liberia’s Other Monster
The fate of Liberia was ensnared by uniquely American pathologies.
Yesterday 9:15 am
Letters From the August 17-24, 2015, Issue
Bad weather, useful idiots, the oily truth, telling privilege…
Yesterday 9:11 am
Paul Beatty’s Savage Satire
takes aim at black middle-class foibles and fantasies.