Boston Globe 

Two days, three Elvises, and one pink Cadillac crash: Inside the chaotic world of Elvis impersonators

On Michelle Obama’s Becoming

A church draws families together across the US-Mexico border. A wall pushes them further apart.

Portraits from ‘Trump Town USA’, the Texas community at the center of a one-time media frenzy

The government set a disastrous fire. Months later, residents of Las Vegas, N.M., are just hanging on.

As Oklahoma races to set execution dates, a pastor holds a quiet — but lurid — protest

Germany has lessons about containing the damage of COVID-19

The Washington Post

On Stephen Greenblatt’s Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

On Sleeping with Strangers, David Thomson’s confused critique (or celebration) of sexism in movies

New York Times Magazine

How Did ‘Witch Hunt’ Become the Complaint of the Powerful? 

Everyone Wants to ‘Influence’ You

New York Times

Pandemics Get Forgotten. But Not at This Museum.

Piecing Together the History of Stasi Spying

‘The Crown’: The History Behind Season 4 on Netflix

In Prison, Learning Magic by Mail 

Goodbye, Plastic Bags

An Ex-Jesuit Who Wrote Tales of an Ironic God

Latin Dictionary’s Journey: A to Zythum in 125 Years (and Counting)

Jean-Paul Dubois Wins Goncourt Prize With Melancholy Prison Novel

At ZKM, Celebrating 30 Years Ahead of the Curve in Art

Maryse Condé Wins an Alternative to the Literature Nobel in a Scandal-Plagued Year

Elaborate Ancient Shrine is Excavated From the Ashes of Pompeii

London’s Radio Pirates Changed Music. Then Came the Internet.

‘Bodyguard,’ a Dark Thriller From the BBC, Is Coming to Netflix 

British Museum Accepts Hundreds of Rare Ivories As Ban Looms

In Paris, Banksy Spreads a Trail of Graffiti, and Rumors

Keith Haring Mural in Amsterdam Is Uncovered After Nearly 30 Years

Netta Barzilai of Israel Wins Eurovision With a Chicken Dance

As Turkey Turns Inward, Cultural Exchange Falls by the Wayside

Alice Birch Wins 2018 Blackburn Prize for ‘Anatomy of a Suicide’

Belgium Drops Rapper from World Cup Song After Sexism Outcry

A Musical About Slobodan Milosevic Stirs Memories in Kosovo

After a Promise to Return African Artifacts, France Moves Toward a Plan

Holocaust Artist’s Legacy Is Contested in Germany

A Monument to Syria’s Civil War Is Erected in Berlin

Swiss Prosecutors Will Not Pursue Polanski Rape Investigation

Pussy Riot Takes Aim at Trump and Putin in New Song

French Court Orders Return of Pissarro Looted by Vichy Government

Eric Vuillard Wins Goncourt Prize 

How Chopin’s pickled heart became a symbol of Polish national identity

On Courtney Maum’s Touch

Which hunts are witch hunts? (print only: NYT Kids edition)

The Atlantic

Ghost Wall shows the human cost of nativism 

Sally Rooney’s Normal People looks at love and capitalism 


The Power of Food in Roald Dahl

Financial Times

Life and death in San Quentin: how forgotten photos were turned into art

Cecily Brown on sexism, subverting Englishness and the dangers of treating art solely as capital

Artist Wangechi Mutu: ‘I wanted them to sit upright and unafraid’

Teresita Fernández: the Miami-born artist taking her hometown by storm

Author Hisham Matar on visiting galleries one painting at a time

Could you handle 19 hours in the air?

Why Frieze Sculpture represents a new chapter for the New York fair

How Neri Oxman reimagined design

Is #selfcare a salve or a sham?

Short review: Daphne by Will Boast

Linked in: On the strange allure of chain mail

Short review: Five-Carat Soul by James McBride

Fashion feature: On conflicted Americana under Trump

Short review: A Poison Apple by Michel Laub

Snapshot: the Royal Gifts exhibit

Short review: What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

Away from my desk: Jeremy Corbyn, Bob Diamond and Paula Hawkins on their perfect summer holidays

Snapshot: Doug Menuez’s ‘Fearless Genius’ exhibition

Snapshot: Osaretin Ugiagbe’s ‘Unbelonging’ exhibition

Short review: Letters from Klara by Tove Jansson

Snapshot: Weegee by Weegee

Snapshot: ‘Urban Riders’ by Mohamed Bourouissa

Snapshot: ‘War/PostWar’ by Fons Iannelli

Short review: Essayism by Brian Dillon

Snapshot: ‘press++’ by Thomas Ruff

Snapshot: ‘Mathematics’ by Peter Fraser


Klara And The Sun Asks What It Means To Be Human

The Clouds And Downpours Of Summerwater Set The Scene For Human Drama

All About The Story Is A History Of Newspapering — And A Primer On Media Ethics

In On All Fronts, CNN’s Clarissa Ward Showcases Gravity, Costs Of A Reporting Life

Sex Is The Most Powerful Force In This Lying Life

Fraught Relationship Between Sisters Lies At The Heart Of Daisy Johnson’s Latest

Former Rep. Katie Hill Aims To Encourage Women To Run For Office In She Will Rise

Journalist Kim Wall’s Parents Show She Was More Than A Victim In A Silenced Voice

The Art Of Her Deal Aims To Show Melania Trump As An Influential Collaborator

The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes Is A Lackluster Prequel To The Hunger Games

Rodham Asks: Who Is Hillary Without Bill?

Funny Weather Asks What Art Can Do In A Crisis

In Notes From An Apocalypse, The End Of The World Is A State Of Mind

In How Much Of These Hills Is Gold, This Land Is Not Your Land

In An Age Of Screens, Looking For Attention In All The Wrong Places

Jonathan Karl’s Memoir Shows That Everyone Is Front Row At The Trump Show

In Recollections Of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit Once Again Tackles Gender Bias

Witchcraft, Field Hockey And 1980s Massachusetts Meet In We Ride Upon Sticks

The Resisters Could Use A Little More Resistance

Between Two Fires Asks: At What Point Are We Responsible For Our Actions?

In Catch And Kill, Ronan Farrow Offers A Damning Portrait Of A Conflicted NBC

Chanel Miller Says Know My Name As She Reflects On Her Assault By Brock Turner

Audience Of One Aims To Show How TV Shaped Donald Trump — And Led To His Rise

She Said Tracks The Remarkable Reporting Leading To The Arrest Of Harvey Weinstein

Telepathy And Surveillance Converge In Overthrow

We’re All Haunted In The Turn Of The Key

White Flights Examines The Legacy Of Whiteness On Fiction And Culture

I Like To Watch Is A Passionate, Brilliant Defense Of TV

In The Enemy Of The People, CNN Reporter Recounts His Time Covering President Trump

Frannie Langton Takes Power Over Her Own Story

Unfreedom of the Press Is Full of Bombast and Bile

On Bret Easton Ellis’s Silly, Aggrieved White 

The Old Drift Takes The Long View Of Human (And Mosquito) History

Could A Novel Lead Someone To Kill? ‘Murder By The Book’ Explores The Notion

‘Kushner, Inc.’ Adds Little To The Canon On Jared And Ivanka

Journalism’s Battles Are On Display In Jill Abramson’s ‘Merchants Of Truth’

‘The Water Cure’ Makes Toxic Masculinity Literal

Brutally Intelligent ‘Milkman’ Depicts Lives Cramped By Fear

Bernie Sanders Criticizes Democrats And Republicans In ‘Where We Go From Here’

Just How Tight Are Family Ties When Your Sister’s A ‘Serial Killer’?

Jonathan Franzen Finds Hope In Nature In ‘The End Of The End Of The Earth’

Sarah Perry’s ‘Melmoth’ Bears Witness to out Worst Moments 

Stormy Daniels Offers ‘Full Disclosure’ On Her Own Terms

Homer’s ‘Unwilling’ Women Are No Longer Quiet In ‘The Silence Of The Girls’

Sharlene Teo’s ‘Ponti’

‘The Shadow President’ Is A Missed Opportunity To Better Understand Mike Pence

Nell Stevens’ The Victorian and the Romantic

Sean Spicer’s The Briefing

Caitlin Moran’s How To Be Famous

Helen DeWitt’s Some Trick

Curtis Sittenfeld’s You Think It, I’ll Say It

Meaghan O’Connell’s And Now We Have Everything

Madeline Miller’s Circe

Leslie Jamison’s The Recovering

Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion

Daniel Mallory Ortberg’s The Merry Spinster

Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry 

Sarah Vaughan’s Anatomy of a Scandal 

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury

Mary Beard’s Women and Power

Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey

Kevin Young’s Bunk

A profile of Philip Pullman

Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties

Edward St Aubyn’s Dunbar

Eleanor Henderson’s Twelve-Mile Straight

Jean M Twenge’s iGen

Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

Claire Messud’s The Burning Girl 

Bruce Handy’s Wild Things

Alissa Nutting’s Made for Love

Anne Helen Petersen’s Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud

Sarah Perry’s Essex Serpent

On David Sedaris’s Theft by Finding

Patricia Lockwood’s Priestdaddy

Ivanka Trump’s Women Who Work

Deb Olin Unferth’s Wait Till You See Me Dance

Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Devil and Webster 

Elif Batuman’s The Idiot

Jami Attenberg’s All Grown Up 

Katie Kitamura’s A Separation

Claudia Rowe’s The Spider and the Fly

Han Kang’s Human Acts

Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day

Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s ODY-C

Zadie Smith’s Swing Time

Anne Carson’s Float

Jeremiah Towers’s Table Manners

Brit Bennett’s The Mothers

Fran Wilde’s Cloudbound

Eimear McBride’s The Lesser Bohemians

Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth

Ian McEwan’s Nutshell

Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow 

Luke Dittrich’s Patient H.M. 

Nadja Spiegelman’s I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This

Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me

Gay Talese’s The Voyeur’s Motel

Catherine Banner’s The House at the Edge of Night

Patrick Flanery’s I Am No One

An appreciation of The Toast 

Annie Proulx’s Barkskins 

Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object 

Ben Lerner’s Hatred of Poetry

Rivka Galchen’s Little Labors 

Maggie Nelson’s The Red Parts

Edna O’Brien’s The Little Red Chairs

Ethan Canin’s A Doubter’s Almanac

John Wray’s The Lost Time Accidents

Gloria Norris’s Kookooland

Rachel Cantor’s Good on Paper

Bill Bryson’s The Road to Little Dribbling

Elizabeth Stout’s Lucy Barton

Diana Athill’s Alive, Alive Oh!

David Searcy’s Shame and Wonder

Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)’s Career of Evil

Jeanette Winterson’s The Gap of Time

Sarai Walker’s Dietland

Anna Lyndsey’s Girl in the Dark

Miranda July’s The First Bad Man

Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking

Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering

Lindsay Hunter’s Ugly Girls

Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl

Louise Glück’s Faithful and Virtuous Night

Emily Gould’s Friendship

Jennifer Weiner’s All Fall Down

The collected love letters of Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing

Francine Prose’s Lovers at the Chameleon Club

Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me

Mary Beard’s Confronting the Classics

The Book of Jezebel

Natsuo Kirino’s The Goddess Chronicle

Tao Lin’s Tapei

Charles Moore’s Margaret Thatcher

Will Self’s Umbrella

Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary

National Book Awards 2014

Chinua Achebe’s death, and literary accomplishments

Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son wins the Pulitzer Prize

‘Smoke’ Author Dan Vyleta Keeps It Messy   

Times Literary Supplement

A review of Heather, the Totality

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