The New York Review of Books

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Gabriel Winslow-Yost on the never-ending video game. go.nybooks.com/3SfVVqT
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“Many people in Hong Kong feel betrayed. They were promised fifty years of autonomy after the handover and thought they had another twenty-five years until China would lower the boom. Suddenly...their worlds are smashed.” —Ian Johnson on Hong Kong’s future go.nybooks.com/3SzkKhI
A magnificent and breathtakingly wide review by @harikunzru on new book by @GaryDorrien on American Democratic Socialism. A must read. Socialists on the Knife-Edge nybooks.com/articles/2022/… via @nybooks
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Really loved writing this piece for @nybooks about the wonderful Maeve Gilmore show that's on at @StudioVoltaire until the end of August. With thanks to @LucyJakub for her excellent editing! nybooks.com/daily/2022/08/… via @nybooks
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“The logical conclusion of workplace surveillance is that the private sphere ceases to exist at home because it ceases to exist at work, where visibility into the worker’s life is unrestrained.” —Zephyr Teachout (@ZephyrTeachout) on our spying bosses go.nybooks.com/3oSdBv6
What were Americans doing with the television at midcentury beyond, as we might assume, passively watching it? go.nybooks.com/3vvm4bu
Cintra Wilson (@xintra) on John Lurie (@lurie_john), onetime East Village It Boy. go.nybooks.com/3BxjVzL
"Since the rise in inequality threatens to return us to the social relations of the Gilded Age, maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we are seeing a socialist resurgence" nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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"It is by turns bitter and euphoric, funny and dismaying—equal parts the rambling, hilarious misanthropy of Céline and the insider gossip and braggadocio of Robert Evans." In other words — the best kind of memoir. twitter.com/xintra/status/…
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if you lived in NYC in the 80s, you gotta read this thoroughly satisfying review of John Lurie's new memoir nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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"Imperialism originates in a struggle for resources; the ideology justifying the brutality of conquest and control is secondary." Very interesting read here... (and they ask me why I became a geographer.) nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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The sensuous, unglamorous work of motherhood:IS skilled labor: "a cultivation of bodily knowledge, the ability to make another person feel held, safe, and loved with one's very self," writes @CHennebergMD in this beautiful piece @nybooks nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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Jed Perl on ornamentation and the universal desire to animate surfaces. go.nybooks.com/3znDzeR
Hari Kunzru (@harikunzru) on the fortunes of American socialism. go.nybooks.com/3SeylKU
Subscribe to our summer deal: now until Labor Day, get both The Paris Review and @nybooks for a combined price of $99. That’s 34% off the regular price! ssl.drgnetwork.com/ecom/nyb/app/l…
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"Guerre may be the first Céline book read by a generation that lacks the background for understanding what’s at stake. It is serious." nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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How to create and recreate public spaces and democratic trust in a society full of surveilled workers? nybooks.com/articles/2022/… via @nybooks
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"Attempts to ban abortion did not preserve holy Catholic Ireland as an island of sanctity in the deluge of immorality. They ultimately served, rather, to force the Irish to reject the ideological system that created so many cruel hypocrisies." @fotoole nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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I dished on The Gilded Age and the rise of Wharton-inspired fanficition for @nybooks — check it out here 👇nybooks.com/daily/2022/08/…p
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Oh, the opening paragraphs of this brilliant essay by @CHennebergMD! I choked up with recognition. nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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“Fellowes has plundered Wharton’s books for period-appropriate ideas.... But in his hands those ideas get drained of their complexity and reduced to window dressing for lavish costuming and dubious dialogue.” We got @seeshespeak on The Gilded Age nybooks.com/daily/2022/08/…
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Shirley Gorelick arrived at her striking, psychologically suggestive portraiture by way of Cubism. go.nybooks.com/3PDDwT7
“From the moment a pregnant woman is aware of it, and whether she likes it or not, that other life, that second heartbeat, seems to lay claim to her consciousness, her choices, and her identity.” —Christine Henneberg on motherhood go.nybooks.com/3cQucgj
"This, surely, is Holleran’s overarching purpose: to transcend the starved circumstances of a life with a closeness and steadiness of attention, in a structure larger than any one book, and with a force that accumulates even as the life itself diminishes." nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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In Charles Lamb’s writing, writes @clarebucknell, “‘silliness’ and ‘seriousness’ might go together, the one set off, or set up, by the other. In his essays...Lamb’s primary mode was ironic, and in his life his mode was ironic too.” go.nybooks.com/3zrje8D
Start your summer with an inspired pairing: now until Labor Day, subscribe to both The New York Review and @parisreview for a combined price of $99. That’s $50 off the regular price and $180 off the newsstand rate! go.nybooks.com/3c2heM1
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Ireland’s antiabortion amendment, writes @fotoole, “caused great misery. It sustained a culture of shame and silence. It even killed some women. But it did all this, in the end, for nothing.” go.nybooks.com/3d12eOX
Free from the Archives Elizabeth Hardwick summers in Maine: “One of the things it takes to make a good Maine summer is an inferno of heat elsewhere: if New York or Long Island or the Cape boils, a steady beauty, warm and sunny, exhilarates us in Castine.” go.nybooks.com/3oJKkTc
The July heatwave that brought chaos to London has changed the way Brits see the sun. go.nybooks.com/3zgEnSA
“After reading Scott Nelson’s Oceans of Grain, you find yourself ranking the United States’ achievement of wheat supremacy as an event of paramount significance.” —Daniel Immerwahr on a new history of the grain trade go.nybooks.com/3bU4jeK
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I wrote about these two books on pregnancy and motherhood for @nybooks ... I am feeling grateful to @Jaztronomia and @agarbes and @EveBowen for the opportunity. nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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@JamesBalmont @AnOtherMagazine 🧵4/ Tsai Ming-liang 蔡明亮 "What strikes many critics is the utter consistency of his preoccupations: rainy streets, flooded apartments, precarious jobs, anonymous sex." + fallible bodies + Buddhism + intimacy @elusivecorporall@nybookss:nybooks.com/articles/2021/…AU
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“His real ‘Works,’ as he joked, were the sheaves of accounting pages he accumulated at East India House—‘more MSS. in folio than ever Aquinas left, and full as useful!’”: Charles Lamb, quoted by @clarebucknell @nybooks nybooks.com/articles/2022/…
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Why Iran's regime's making terror attempts on US soil: "US tends to be myopic about Iran. It considers itself the prime mover of Tehran’s actions, rather than seeing the escalation of Iran’s aggression the design of its leadership." @nybooks nybooks.com/daily/2021/08/…
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“Democratic voters must not only fear what might happen if they don’t vote. They must believe that their leaders, once elected, can and will protect the country and its institutions.” go.nybooks.com/3zJScdP
“I tend to be obsessed with questions of mediated relations—what I call distanced intimacy.” —an interview with @HZeavin go.nybooks.com/3bmo5zP
Lola Seaton on July’s heatwave in London. go.nybooks.com/3zKlHMG
Watching birds from the deck of a ship, Audubon was, writes Jenny Uglow, “in awe at their mastery of the air, at the way they fly far out to sea and dive into the rolling waves to make their catch, and their great numbers never fail to astonish him.” go.nybooks.com/3Q6DNxC
I wrote a short dispatch from London’s heatwave for @nybooks about the scary-sad evolution of the “scorcher”, no longer purely a random blessing and cause for reckless jubilance but freighted with intelligibility nybooks.com/daily/2022/07/…
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Read about our new typefaces and the rest of our redesign: go.nybooks.com/3zHPLbN
Christine Henneberg (@CHennebergMD) on mothers and the labor of love. go.nybooks.com/3cQr83r
Clare Bucknell (@clarebucknell) on the cogitating, whimsical, affable, heroically self-deprecating Charles Lamb. go.nybooks.com/3PVF4Yq
Alan Hollinghurst on Andrew Holleran’s accumulating force. go.nybooks.com/3vpCiTi
The club for “women who did things—and did them openly”: Vivian Gornick on Hotbed: Bohemian Greenwich Village and the Secret Club That Sparked Modern Feminism by @JC_Scutts in the new @nybooks nybooks.com/articles/2022/… via @nybooks
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