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A Great Critic Has Died. Here, Her Passions Live On.

And, as Acocella learned early, the lives of the dancers matter, too. The theater is alive with gasps at fumbled landings; at intermission, rumors of affairs float. Acocella wrote a Ph.D. thesis on the Ballets Russes but many, if...

10 Essential Black Middle Grade Authors

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Margaret Kingsbury grew up in a house so crammed with books she couldn’t open a closet door without a book stack tumbling, and...

36 Authors Times ‘Fourteen Days’ Adds Up to a Mixed Literary Experiment

They begin a candlelit nightly ritual of gathering on the roof, for fresh air, the beautiful view and socially distanced conversation, which quickly morphs into monologues, mini-marathons of what has become known, thanks to organizations like The Moth and...

Book Club: Let’s Talk About Barbara Kingsolver’s ‘Demon Copperhead’

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | How to ListenBarbara Kingsolver’s novel “Demon Copperhead,” a riff on “David Copperfield” that moves Charles Dickens’s story to contemporary Appalachia and grapples engagingly with topics from poverty to ambition to opioid addiction, was...

The Barefoot Memoirist: Ina Garten Takes Her Story to a New Publisher

In 2019, the celebrity chef Ina Garten set off a flurry of excitement among her millions of fans: Garten, a Food Network star, best-selling cookbook author and social media sensation, was writing a memoir.The publisher behind the book, Celadon,...

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

It’s too early to know the full story behind the mass shooting at yesterday’s Super Bowl parade in Kansas City, but for the back story — the broader context of America’s love affair with guns and the resulting steady...

Booksellers on the Seine in Paris Get an Olympic Reprieve

Gold-leafed books with engravings, 200-year-old leather-bound books, books so rare and precious they are wrapped carefully in cellophane before being nestled into place inside an antique wooden box set on the Seine’s stony shoulder for students, intellectuals, power brokers...

9 Romantic Dark Academia Books

Bramble, the new romantic imprint from Tor Publishing GroupAn outcast her entire life, Corvina Clemm is left adrift after losing her mother. When she receives the admission letter from the mysterious University of Verenmore, she accepts it as a...

Tabletop Games to Play Based on Your Favorite Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Susie (she/her) is a queer writer originally from Little Rock, now living in Washington, DC. She is the author of QUEERLY BELOVED and...

Two Books From Down Under

Dear readers,Maybe it was too many formative basic-cable viewings of “Muriel’s Wedding,” or the fantastical names of their snack foods (Cheezels, Witchetty Grubs, Tim Tams). But as a kid I always imagined Australia to be a sort of sunny,...
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