Writing

New York Times Magazine

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

Everyone Wants to ‘Influence’ You

New York Times

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)

Slate

The Power of Food in Roald Dahl

Financial Times

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

NPR 

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 irresponsible Hatred of Poetry

Rivka Galchen’s Little Labors 

An essay on glamorized murder, stalking, and 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

Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist

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

Race and gender diversity questions in Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Writers’

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

‘Smoke’ Author Dan Vyleta Keeps It Messy   

New Statesman

An essay on Maggie Nelson, feminism, and domesticity 

Los Angeles Review of Books 

A Visit With Mary Beard

The Washington Post

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

The Guardian

An essay on radical fatness, internet trolls, and Lindy West’s Shrill

The Toast

The Critics Raved

A ‘New’ Sappho Poem: Translation and Commentary

Times Literary Supplement

A review of Heather, the Totality

In conversation 

An interview with CTV’s Marcia MacMillan on Ivanka Trump’s Women Who Work 

An interview with NPR’s Linda Wertheimer about the death of the inimitable Jackie Collins 

An interview with Lithub about book criticism