- Book Review: ‘Infinite Country,’ by Patricia Engelby Karla Cornejo Villavicencio on March 6, 2021 at 3:53 pm
“Infinite Country,” by Patricia Engel, follows a mixed-status exodus across the American border.
- Hanging With the Mythbusters at Mount Olympus Junior Highby George O’Connor on March 6, 2021 at 7:13 am
In “Oh My Gods!” by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick and Juliana Moon, the new girl gets to sit at the cool kids’ table. (Her father is Zeus.)
- Star-Crossed Friends in Ancient Greeceby Natalie Haynes on March 6, 2021 at 7:06 am
Unbeknown to them, a spoiled girl and an enslaved boy share an immutable connection in Laura Amy Schlitz’s “Amber & Clay.”
- The American Academy of Arts and Letters Unveils Expanded Rosterby Julia Carmel on March 5, 2021 at 10:25 pm
For the first time in more than a century, the society is adding new spots for members, with a diverse group of cultural figures.
- Kazuo Ishiguro and Friendship With Machineson March 5, 2021 at 10:12 pm
Radhika Jones discusses Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun,” and Mark Harris talks about “Mike Nichols: A Life.”
- Queen Elizabeth II, Amateur Detectiveby Sarah Weinman on March 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm
This week’s crime fiction column includes SJ Bennett’s new novel, “The Windsor Knot,” in which the monarch investigates a murder at Windsor Castle.
- Naomi Rosenblum, Historian of Photography, Dies at 96by Katharine Q. Seelye on March 5, 2021 at 8:18 pm
Her seminal works brought scholarship to the field and helped develop appreciation for it as a creative art form.
- How ‘Lolita’ Escaped Obscenity Laws and Cancel Cultureby Emily Mortimer on March 5, 2021 at 5:20 pm
Emily Mortimer, who grew up with a prominent free-speech advocate before becoming an actress and screenwriter, has some ideas.
- 16 New Books to Watch For in Marchby Joumana Khatib on March 5, 2021 at 4:04 pm
Long-awaited novels from Kazuo Ishiguro, Imbolo Mbue and Viet Thanh Nguyen, a publishing-house caper, Stephen King’s latest and more.
- ‘Infinite Country,’ by Patricia Engel: An Excerpton March 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm
An excerpt from “Infinite Country,” by Patricia Engel
- The Very Brief Friendship of Maxim Gorky and Mark Twainby Edward Sorel on March 5, 2021 at 10:00 am
When the revolutionary writer arrived in New York City, he slammed headfirst into a scandal.
- The Everyday Chemicals That Might Be Leading Us to Our Extinctionby Bijal P. Trivedi on March 5, 2021 at 10:00 am
In “Count Down,” Shanna Swan tells a story of declining sperm count, rising infertility and the possible extinction of the human species.
- New in Paperback: ‘Thinking Inside the Box’ and ‘The Mountains Sing’by Jennifer Krauss on March 5, 2021 at 10:00 am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
- Kink, Frankenstein and Other Letters to the Editoron March 5, 2021 at 10:00 am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
- The Artists Dismantling the Barriers Between Rap and Poetryby Adam Bradley on March 5, 2021 at 3:24 am
Though the two forms remain distinct, today’s rising stars in both genres are creating a shared literary ideal that gives voice to the Black and brown experience.
- Finding Refuge, and a Snowy Owl, in Central Parkby Michiko Kakutani on March 5, 2021 at 3:02 am
When pandemic New York seemed at its most surreal, the park, with its abundant wildlife and familiar progression of the seasons, offered a vision of normal life to a book critic who wandered it daily.
- Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Eruptsby Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris on March 5, 2021 at 12:41 am
The beloved author’s most famous books, like “Green Eggs and Ham,” were untouched, but his estate’s decision nevertheless prompted a backlash and raised questions about what should be preserved as part of the cultural record.
- 10 New Books We Recommend This Weekon March 4, 2021 at 8:06 pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
- Book Review: ‘Who Is Maud Dixon,’ by Alexandra Andrewsby Sarah Lyall on March 4, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Alexandra Andrews’s debut novel follows a Machiavellian aspiring writer who becomes entangled in her work for a best-selling fiction writer.
- Book Review: ‘Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer,’ by Jamie Figueroaby Esmeralda Santiago on March 4, 2021 at 4:06 pm
Jamie Figueroa’s debut novel, “Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer,” is a ghost story set in the tropics, centered on a broken family traumatized by foreign forces.
- 6 Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Over Offensive Imagesby Jenny Gross on March 4, 2021 at 11:59 am
The company that oversees the children’s author’s estate said that the titles contained depictions of groups that were “hurtful and wrong.”
- Poem: Pale Colors in a Tall Fieldby Carl Phillips and Reginald Dwayne Betts on March 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
Carl Phillips turns loss into more than another sad song, into sorrow, which feels heavier and seems to matter more.
- Heather McGhee Knows Readers Judge Books by Their Coversby Elisabeth Egan on March 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
The author of “The Sum of Us” did not want her new best seller to look like a book that was only intended for one kind of reader.
- ‘Her Prose Is Sometimes Poetry’: Why Margaret Jull Costa Loves Virginia Woolfon March 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
“She’s such a compassionate describer of her characters with all their flaws.”
- How the Cookbooks of 2020 Tell the Stories of Our Pandemic Kitchensby Kim Severson on March 4, 2021 at 6:38 am
From beans and baking projects to vegan and global recipes, the year’s best sellers show the ways home cooking changed, and what may lie ahead.
- Derek DelGaudio and the Great Unburdening of Secretsby Elisabeth Vincentelli on March 3, 2021 at 10:18 pm
The magician explains how he worked up to “In & Of Itself” in a new memoir, “Amoralman,” a prequel of sorts to the show.
- Emily Nemens Departs as Paris Review Editorby John Williams on March 3, 2021 at 9:36 pm
Named to the top job in 2018, her resignation follows a handful of personnel changes at literary publications.
- Book Review: ‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency’by Jennifer Szalai on March 3, 2021 at 6:49 pm
In their new book, the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes recount how Biden’s campaign overcame a number of moments when its chances were nearly sunk.
- The Panic of the 30-Somethings, and Moreby Jordan Kisner on March 3, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Three new essay collections survey the range of anxieties that befall us today.
- Keanu Reeves Comic Book Arrives Wednesdayby George Gene Gustines on March 3, 2021 at 3:22 pm
BRZRKR, a new comic book created and co-written by the actor, has a character who looks a lot like him. It’s also receiving high orders from comic-book shops.
- Margaret Maron, Acclaimed Mystery Writer, Dies at 82by Neil Genzlinger on March 2, 2021 at 11:14 pm
She was known for two book series centered on complex female characters, and for stories that illuminated her native North Carolina.
- Book Review: ‘Later,’ by Stephen Kingby Charles Yu on March 2, 2021 at 8:33 pm
Stephen King’s new novel, “Later,” is something of a hybrid of genres: part detective tale, part thriller, with a horror story filling in the seams.
- The Performance of Racial Passingby Brit Bennett on March 2, 2021 at 7:44 pm
Though Nella Larsen’s classic 1929 novel is understood to be a tragedy, it also exposes race to be something of a farce.
- Inside the Mind of an Islamic Extremistby Helon Habila on March 2, 2021 at 5:40 pm
With the novel “Khalil,” the former Algerian Army officer who writes as Yasmina Khadra examines the roots of radicalization.
- From 1619 to the Year 3020, and Every Podcast in Betweenby Sebastian Modak on March 2, 2021 at 5:24 pm
New audiobooks from Ibram X. Kendi, George Saunders, Charles Yu and more.
- Now You See It: A Magician’s Memoir Promises Truth and Other Liesby Errol Morris on March 2, 2021 at 4:45 pm
In “Amoralman,” the sleight-of-hand artist Derek DelGaudio turns to philosophy in an attempt to understand the nature of reality and deception.
- ‘The Committed,’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen: An Excerpton March 2, 2021 at 1:08 pm
An excerpt from “The Committed,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen