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William Powell, ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ Writer, Dies at 66
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The author was an angry teenager when he began research on the book, which outlined weapon use, bomb-building techniques and drug manufacturing.
‘Power Must Be Taken’: Excerpts From ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The book, published by William Powell in 1971, styled itself as a guide for would-be revolutionaries and had information on explosives, guns and drugs.
William McPherson, Book Critic and Novelist, Dies at 84
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The Pulitzer Prize winner wrote for The Washington Post and was the author of the acclaimed novel “Testing the Current.”
8 New Books We Recommend This Week
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
In AMC’s Western ‘The Son,’ the Novelist Philipp Meyer Lassoes TV
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The show is the first big project from El Jefe, a production company that Mr. Meyer founded with the writers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman.
Fiction: Jerzy Kosinski Stars in a Novel About His Own Strange Life
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Jerome Charyn’s novel “Jerzy” is based on the very slippery life of Jerzy Kosinski.
Books of The Times: ‘Richard Nixon,’ Portrait of a Thin-Skinned, Media-Hating President
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
This elegant and sympathetic biography by John A. Farrell arrives as a current president makes comparisons unavoidable.
Open Book: A Modern Masterpiece Turns 25
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Denis Johnson’s “Jesus’ Son” was recently celebrated at an event in New York by a few of its many prominent writer-fans.
A Trove on the Women’s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Nearly 100 letters from Susan B. Anthony and others have come to light, in a collection that shows the complex networks that drove the movement.
Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The singer and songwriter, who did not attend the Nobel ceremony in December, is to meet with Academy members with no media present this weekend.
Fiction: Sonic Youth: Cultural Appropriations of Two Musical Hipsters
March 29th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The young music producers in Hari Kunzru’s “White Tears” invent a lost blues legend who may turn out to have been real all along.
Books of The Times: A Florida of Sun, Sky, Sea and Mind
March 28th, 2017, 10:10 PM
“Sunshine State,” Sarah Gerard’s essay collection, and “Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” Jack E. Davis’s environmental history, each explore the terrain of an unmoored state.
David Storey, Novelist and Playwright Lauded on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 83
March 28th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Mr. Storey’s plays often reflected Britain’s class tensions but resonated with audiences around the world and with people of all backgrounds.
Chris Colfer: The First Time I Braved New York (and a Taxi!)
March 28th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The “Glee” actor and best-selling author, whose latest young adult novel is “Stranger Than Fanfiction,” talks about a rite of passage.
Claudia Rankine Wins Bobbitt Poetry Prize
March 28th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The prize, awarded for her book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” comes with $10,000.
Nonfiction: Don’t Do It: The Simple Solution to Clearing the To-Do List
March 28th, 2017, 10:10 PM
According to Tiffany Dufu’s “Drop the Ball” and Stephen Marche’s “The Unmade Bed,” there’s a solution to those impossible household to-do lists: Quit.
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: One Family’s War Against Alzheimer’s
March 28th, 2017, 10:10 PM
“The Inheritance” is about five siblings (out of six) who inherited a genetic mutation that leads to early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Essay: Luck and the Death Penalty
March 28th, 2017, 10:10 PM
This 2002 essay by the playwright Arthur Miller was meant to assist a campaign to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.
Nonfiction: With God on Their Side: How Evangelicals Entered American Politics
March 28th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Frances FitzGerald’s “The Evangelicals” is an examination of how politics and conservative Protestantism became intertwined.
Books of The Times: A Haunting Debut Looks Ahead to a Second American Civil War
March 27th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The details of “American War,” Omar El Akkad’s dystopian novel about an unraveling United States, makes his fictional future feel alarmingly real.
Front Burner: A Drinker’s Guide to Rum
March 27th, 2017, 10:10 PM
“Rum: The Manual” covers the history of the world’s most diverse spirit.
Fiction: An Unassuming Heroine Envies Her Harvard Classmates the Confidence of Their Convictions
March 27th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Elif Batuman’s new novel, “The Idiot,” is a rejoinder to the pressure on literature to serve as self-help.
Nonfiction: Hitler’s Little Helper: A History of Rampant Drug Use Under the Nazis
March 27th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Norman Ohler’s “Blitzed” shows that the Nazis were drug-fueled, with methamphetamines for the public and opiates for The Fuhrer.
With ‘The Big Life,’ Millennial Women Get a New Guide
March 26th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Ann Shoket, a former editor at Seventeen and at CosmoGirl, has just published the book focusing on her readers’ next challenges.
When the Party’s Over, He Picks Up His Camera
March 26th, 2017, 10:10 PM
The photographer Richard Renaldi, who loves the night life, stationed himself outside of Roseland, Pacha and other New York City clubs, and captured patrons as they left at dawn.
Adventures in Comics and the Real World
March 26th, 2017, 10:10 PM
America Chavez, a gay, Latina Marvel superhero written by a gay Latina writer, joins a growing list of diverse comic characters.
Ariel Levy Has Written a Thoroughly Modern Memoir
March 25th, 2017, 10:10 PM
In “The Rules Do Not Apply,” a writer for The New Yorker interrogates the hoary conceit of “having it all” after a harrowing miscarriage and divorce.
Q. & A.: Sarah Dunn on the Anatomy of an Open Marriage
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
In “The Arrangement,” a couple devise a “six-month-long adultery program.”
The Book Review Podcast: ‘Ties’ to Ferrante?
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri talk about “Ties,” and Mary Otto discusses “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”
The Great American Novelist Who Spied for the Soviets
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
In a new Hemingway biography, “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy,” the historian Nicholas Reynolds details his subject’s work for a precursor to the K.G.B.
Open Book: The Head Honcho’s Head Honcho
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
“The Gatekeepers” is a look at how chiefs of staff have advised, cautioned and encouraged presidents.
Fiction: Dan Chaon’s Latest Takes on Satanism, Suspicious Deaths and a Faltering Family
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Dan Chaon’s haunting, strikingly original new novel, “Ill Will,” is a foray into recovered memories and serial killing.
Fiction: Stepping Out of the Shadow of a Boozy, Bookish Dad
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
In “The Barrowfields,” a debut novel by Philip Lewis, a son tries to come to terms with the weight of his family’s past.
Nonfiction: How a Scrap of Red Paper Enthralled a Century of Collectors
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
James Barron unveils the history of the most expensive stamp ever printed in “The One-Cent Magenta.”
The Shortlist: Irish Fiction
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Three new works of Irish fiction by Jess Kidd, Caitriona Lally and John Toomey.
Letters to the Editor
March 24th, 2017, 10:10 PM
Readers respond to “The Gestapo,” reading Proust and more.