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Gossip Girl Grows Up Gossip Girl creator Cecily von Ziegesar sets her sights on the parents of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

November 25, 2020

New This Week Richard Preston reviews Numbers Don’t Lie, Vaclav Smil’s latest, which uses data to understand our world, and James McConnachie reviews Ed Caesar’s account of an unlikely ascent of Everest

November 25, 2020

Back to the 70s Bill Flanagan’s new novel is a music-inspired riff on time-travel classics. In an interview with the author, Tom Freston discusses going back in time—and the best age to do it

November 25, 2020

All That Glitters … With the coronavirus decimating book sales, Shakespeare and Company is launching a membership scheme inspired by the one that got the Paris shop through the Great Depression

November 25, 2020

Dwight Garner The New York Times book critic is out with a collection of his favorite quotations. Here, three recommendations to whet our appetite

Daddy Day Care If you have no concern for your personal safety and like the idea of your house looking like a shrink’s office, the author has the perfect roommate for you

Better by Design Nearly 50 years after the publication of Louis Kahn’s monograph, a new edition presents the singular work of the architect in a fresh light

New This Week Melanie Reid reviews playboy photographer David Bailey’s rollicking memoir, and new light is shed on the French Resistance in Patrick Marnham’s War in the Shadows, reviewed by Roger Boyes

November 18, 2020

Life After Boris Marina Wheeler on her new book, her broken marriage to Boris Johnson, and raising children who won’t speak to their father

November 18, 2020

Not Harry Potter, But It’ll Do Available online for free, The Ickabog, accompanied by whimsical illustrations from children around the world, brings joy to lockdown

November 18, 2020

A World Apart Never-before-published photographs by Steve McCurry bring faraway places and cultures into radiant focus

November 17, 2020

Two Lovers Sylvia Plath’s biographer uncovers the poems her husband, Ted Hughes, wrote for her after her tragic death

Léna in Paris With the publication of a self-help book that is outselling classics, millennial influencer Léna Mahfouf casts herself as a French girl next door

A Day in the Life On the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ breakup, early photographs capture the band on the cusp of fame

Lockdown Pick-Me-Up The deputy books editor at The Times of London recommends the best humorous volumes to take the edge off, including classics from Nora Ephron, Bill Bryson, and P. G. Wodehouse

November 11, 2020

New This Week Roger Lewis reviews Douglas Murray’s biography of Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde’s lover, and Tom Burgis unravels a web of financial crime in Kleptopia, reviewed by Simon Nixon

November 11, 2020

Gold Rush Photographs celebrate the epic car chase in Goldfinger, set in scenic Switzerland and starring the late Sean Connery

The Best of Sedaris An interview with David Sedaris about his preferences and peeves, on the occasion of his visit to the U.S.—and his new book