New York Review of Books

114 articles
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The Mystery of ISIS

How a tattooed video store clerk with a history of drinking and drug use ended up at an Islamic self-help class leading to the birth of ISIS.

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A Conversation in Iowa

An exchange on faith and politics in America.

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The Amazing Inner Lives of Animals

Dolphins may have the capacity for mourning, and elephants sometimes bury their dead.

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The Elmore Leonard Story

How the prolific crime novelist did his work.

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Fear

On America, Christianity, and “ignorance, intolerance, and belligerent nationalism.”

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The Movies of My Youth

The aftereffects of youthful escapes into movie houses.

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The Pope and the Planet

The Pope’s vision for addressing climate change.

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Find Your Beach

On loving and hating and living in Manhattan.

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Rescuing Wonderful Shivery Tales

Creating – and revising – the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

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Dreams and Anna Karenina

On the particular genius of Tolstoy.