Please upgrade your browser to make full use of twiends.   chrome   firefox   ie   safari  
Create your own wall, sign in free!
NY Review of Books
booksmagazine 726,077 followers
US policy on Israel-Palestine divides into three groups, argues @NathanThrall: Skeptics, Reproachers, and Embracers j.mp/1wt3FWb
Israel & the US: The Delusions of Our Diplomacy by @NathanThrall #longreads j.mp/1wt3FWb
Among the East German censors were authors, scholars, and critics, who worked hard to improve books they vetted. j.mp/1u9gTp9
This is one of the most devastating and dismissive art reviews I have ever read. I love it. nybooks.com/articles/archi…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
Great Scots! Gordon Craig on ‘How the Scots Invented the Modern World’ by Arthur Herman (2002) j.mp/1u1FOyB
State censorship of literature, from Voltaire to Solzhenitsyn, Manea, Kundera, and Kiš j.mp/1u9gTp9
William Carlos Williams, born on this day in 1883, was his own worst critic, cursed by a lifelong sense of self-doubt j.mp/ACCI3c
Tim Judah's photos from the aftermath of the rebel counteroffensive in Eastern Ukraine bit.ly/1t7IV6n
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
The peerless Borges, lover of Stevenson and Shakespeare, on the greatest Anglo-Scottish union of all: nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
“Was the flowering of liberal Arab youth an illusion?” On the millennials and the Middle East: j.mp/1uDYiUH
'Ah but what about the page number?' Interesting blog post on academic referencing by Tim Parks nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/… via @nybooks
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
The inflation hawks were wrong about interest rates in 2008, and they’re wrong now, argues @JeffMadrick j.mp/1m8HuUJ
Eric Foner’s free online course “A House Divided: The Road to Civil War, 1850-1861” starts tomorrow @cwrMOOC j.mp/XxPWkJ
The Pillars of Arab Despotism: Robert Worth on @shadihamid’s Temptations of Power and @jricole’s The New Arabs j.mp/1uDYiUH
ISIS is grabbing headlines these days, but #Iraq's Shia militia "have proved no less cruel than such Sunni rivals." trib.al/e0hCGJE
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
Tim Parks has a problem with footnotes j.mp/1nY0PmI
“More poetry and mythology have been spun around flowers than around anything else except women.” Robin Lane Fox: j.mp/1uHDrOi
Nice story told in tweets this morning by @JamesRisen, about his first big scoop as a reporter.
"Koons, simply put, is Duchamp with lots of ostentatious trimmings." nybooks.com/articles/archi…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
Why are card tables covered in green baize? Why does Babar wear a green suit? Why is the knight of Sir Gawain green? j.mp/1tya28m
For a deep insight into what's happening in Iraq today, you won't do better than this by @maxrodenbeck: nybooks.com/articles/archi…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
Mario Praz related to things more than to people—his obsessive inventory of his apartment was a form of autobiography j.mp/1m05nxB
Villainous and campy, pirates have been a source of literary fascination for centuries, writes Michael Dirrrda j.mp/1upqvOZ
Bruce Ackerman: In declaring war on ISIS, Obama has betrayed the Constitution, surpassed Bush in imperial hubris. nyti.ms/WQ1qPS
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
Martin Filler on the psychology of decorating, and two new books about interior spaces j.mp/1m05nxB
On September 16, join Ian Buruma at @192books for a discussion of his new book, Theater of Cruelty j.mp/1qI2iCg
When the great Lewis Cullman writes about philanthropic issues, you should read it. (If you're into that kinda thing) nybooks.com/articles/archi…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
Born on this day in 1917: the great muckraker Jessica Mitford. Her ‘Poison Penmanship’ was reprinted by @nyrbclassics j.mp/1xPoLCg
Law professor David Cole on Obama’s “far-fetched interpretations” and “legal sleight of hand” to justify airstrikes j.mp/1tM0KcX
What’s at stake for Scotland in next week’s independence vote? @Freedland explained the issues in this March piece: j.mp/1g86cuD
Must-read, fact-filled essay by Israeli academic Assaf Sharon on the real reasons Israel went to war in Gaza.. again: nybooks.com/articles/archi…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
What Obama is proposing is war. And war requires Congressional authorization, writes @DavidColeGtown: j.mp/1tM0KcX
No orgies, please, we're Communist. My Q&A with Chinese sexpert, and newly minted S&M author, Li Yinhe in @nybooks ow.ly/Bmmpi
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
Green: it suggests hope and health, also poison, disease, avarice. The meaning of a color: j.mp/1tya28m pic.twitter.com/YBVatxlmtt
Chinese sex expert Li Yinhe talks with Ian Johnson about same-sex marriage, orgies, and S&M j.mp/1p7ZgSu
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1914 (from “The Gardens of Their Dreams” by Robin Lane Fox: j.mp/1uHDrOi) pic.twitter.com/VPQmQoc2cU
Max Rodenbeck on the sad history of Iraq — 2,600 years of bloodshed nybooks.com/articles/archi…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
Longtime philanthropist says donor-advised funds are a public swindle. nybooks.com/articles/archi…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
And if you want a convenient summary of Zephyr Teachout's case against Cuomo, you can read the first section of this: bit.ly/1wen3WA
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
“Of course the Americans will get rid of Saddam,” he said. “But what will we have then? A thousand little Saddams...” nybooks.com/articles/archi…
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
"The real reason that Russians are dying... seems to be lack of hope," says @mashagessen #Russia buff.ly/WzPd1C
Retweeted by NY Review of Books
In 1964, 29% of voters felt government was “run by a few big interests looking out for themselves.” By 2013, 79% did. j.mp/1pTjSUK