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Books of The Times: Seeing the Art World Through Personal and Political Lenses
Nell Painter?s ?Old in Art School? and Aruna D?Souza?s ?Whitewalling? bring new energy and insight to questions that have long preoccupied the art world.
The Enthusiast: In Praise of Julia Alvarez
?By the time I found ?How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,? I?d already resigned myself to using books as windows rather than mirrors.?
Nonfiction: How We Got to Be So Self-Absorbed: The Long Story
In ?Selfie,? Will Storr searches for the roots of Western narcissism, a journey that takes him from a Scottish cloister to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur.
Books of The Times: Sonnets That Reckon With Donald Trump?s America
In ?American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin,? Terrance Hayes expresses ambivalence and grief for his country.
By the Book: Samantha Hunt: By the Book
The author Samantha Hunt, whose novel ?The Seas? will be reissued in July, has started an apocalypse library: ?I enjoy all these books. I just hope I?ll never need them to survive.?
Nonfiction: In One City, 2,000 Years of Gay History
Peter Ackroyd?s ?Queer City? is an enticingly dishy and detailed tour of gay life in London, from the Roman era all the way through to the present.
Applied Reading: Harry Potter in Your Pocket
A newly released role-playing game and a collection of interactive books give readers fresh places to explore J.K. Rowling?s magical world.
The Book Review Podcast: Michael Pollan on Drugs
On this week?s podcast, Pollan discusses his new book about psychedelics, ?How to Change Your Mind,? and Edward Tenner talks about big data and Silicon Valley?s ?Efficiency Paradox.?
Editors? Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Nonfiction: A Writer Takes On the French Intelligentsia Over Muslims
In ?The End of the French Intellectual,? Shlomo Sand argues the case that Muslims have replaced Jews as the country?s most oppressed people.
An Adolescence of Skateboards, Fistfights and Sexual Yearning, Turned Into Pu...
Matthew Dickman?s new collection of poems, ?Wonderland,? revisits his teenage years.
Nonfiction: A Biography Charts an Odysseus Sidelined by Mental Illness
In ?The Kevin Show,? Mary Pilon chronicles Kevin Hall?s long (and long-foiled) quest for Olympic gold in catamaran sailing.
Nonfiction: What Would Shakespeare Have Made of Donald Trump?
Stephen Greenblatt?s ?Tyrant? finds parallels between our political world and that of the Elizabethans ? and locates some very familiar characters.
Books News: Junot Díaz Cleared of Misconduct by M.I.T.
The debate is likely to grow more contentious as writers and professors take sides in this #MeToo era.
Fiction: Yes, Tommy Orange?s New Novel Really Is That Good
Centuries of subjugation weigh down the men and women of ?There There,? his quietly devastating debut.



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