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‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

A portrait of a volatile boy wonder and his path to technological vanguard.

The Rumpus Interview with Ben Fama

Ben Fama talks about his first full-length poetry collection, Fantasy, the New Narrative movement, and the worst thing that could happen at the Chateau Marmont.

Read an extract from Playing Big by Tara Mohr

In this exclusive extract from her ground-breaking book Playing Big, Tara Mohr explains how to handle self-doubt and stop holding yourself back......

Fiction Podcast: Thomas McGuane Reads David Means

You can listen to the episode by streaming above, or by subscribing to the fiction podcast for free on iTunes. Listen to the latest episodes of all New Yorker podcasts here.

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Here’s my confession of today--a day that just happens to be the first of National Poetry Month: I don’t read enough verse, I barely know cantos and I’m woefully unfamiliar with sonnets. In other words, I’m a poetry slacker...

YA Wednesday: The Best Books of April

Shop this article on All the Rage by Courtney Summers I read a lot of really good contemporary fiction this month and it's interesting to see a trend that came back around a couple of years ago now fully...

How the Right Was Won

On June 21, 2005, the luminaries of the gay rights movement huddled together in a Jersey City hotel room to plan the future. After years of calamitous losses in the courts and the legislatures, gay rights advocates had finally scored two wins, with gay marriage in Massachusetts and sexual liberty at the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Judaism and the Twice-Born

I did not grow up in a religious family, but now, upon waking each morning, I whisper a little prayer called the Modeh Ani, in which I thank G-d for returning my soul to me after sleep. When I eat breakfast, I say a blessing over the...Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Review: Dennis Lehane’s ‘World Gone By’ Completes a Loose Trio of Novels

The author’s third book to feature members of the Coughlin family is suspenseful, devious, well-constructed and as filled with ethical questions as it is with gangsters.

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter of The Vagenda, writing for #onthepage

"We believe that the future for women is bright, especially if we continue to harness the power of the internet." The Vagenda talk social media and women's blogs for #onthepage....

No Talking

Writing a sci-fi novel? Need some quick ideas for your fictional hellscape? Then you need Randomized Dystopia, a tool which suggests basic liberties that your imaginary dictators can suppress.

Common Will Not Give Commencement Speech, Kean University Says

The university had announced that the rapper and actor would speak at its graduation ceremony, but said it was "pursuing other speaker options" after criticism from the police.

Magical Realism and MFA Programs: A Conversation with Author Andrea Lochen

Andrea Lochen is the author of The Repeat Year (Berkley, 2013) and Imaginary Things (Astor + Blue Editions, 2015). She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for her Bachelor's degree in English and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for her MFA in Creative Writing. Show More Summary

Invisible Airplane, Meet Glass Ceiling

Nerds of the nation, fair warning: Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman is not a straight-ahead history of the confounding, contradictory character of the comics, that Amazing Amazon in star-spangled hot pants who fancies herself a warrior for peace. Show More Summary

Interview: Xiaolu Guo, author of I Am China

Xiaolu Guo is a writer and filmmaker whose latest novel, I Am China, charts the journey of two lovers separated by countries and political protest. In an interview with Vintage, the author talks about her inspiration and writing process.

Les Mosquees

Recommended Reading: Adam Shatz on Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission.

Mark Wahlberg to Help Produce Film on Boston Marathon Bombing

The thriller, about the five-day manhunt after the Boston Marathon bombing, is the second announced project on the case.

Dutch Royal Family Acts Quickly After Looted Painting Is Found

The Dutch royal family will return a painting looted by the Nazis to the descendants of its owner.

Down and Out

Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Denis Johnson sent a half-dozen tortured protagonists careening through lower class Arizona, post-apocalyptic southern Florida, Sandinista-controlled Nicaragua, soggy Provincetown, and the heroin-rattled Pacific Northwest. Show More Summary

The Ness Files

It’s a catchy idea: two rich Philadelphians, shut out of their family fortune, decide to gain new wealth by proving the existence of the Loch Ness monster. It’s the plot of At the Water’s Edge, the new book by Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen. Robert J. Wiersema reviewed the book in The Globe and […]

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