What Went Wrong in Vietnam by Louis Menand The military historian Max Boot takes on the counter-insurgency maven Edward La..
“Mrs. Crasthorpe” by William Trevor Fiction by William Trevor: “She’d been impulsive once upon a time, hasty and not caring that she was. Tups had called her a spur-of-the-momen..
The Domestic Thriller Is Having a Moment by Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates on A .J. Finn’s “The Woman in the Window,” in which an agoraphobic with a zoom lens thinks she sees some..
“Mozart’s Final Hour” by D. Nurkse Poetry by D. Nurkse: “My father is playing by heart. / That stupid grief—he memori..
A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency by Thomas Meaney Thomas Meaney on Peter Sloterdijk, a German public intellectual who has spent decades railing against the pieties of liberal de..
On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring by Ben Loehnen Ben Loehnen writes about the loss of his husband and almost losing his treasured Cartier wed..
Sunday Reading: Private Lives by Erin Overbey A collection of stories from The New Yorker’s archive about private lives, in which writers recall their most vivid and unforgettable ex..
What We Talk About When We Talk about “Quirky” by Katy Waldman Katy Waldman on the book “Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World,” by Melissa ..
The Challenge of “L’Inceste” and “The Incest Diary” by H. C. Wilentz H. C. Wilentz on “L’Inceste” and “The Incest Diary,” two books about daughters with sexually abusiv..
A Year of Books About Love by Jia Tolentino A dimming marriage, a clandestine affair, a religious conviction—Jia Tolentino recalls the diverse moments of love she encountered in twelve different books ..