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For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

Sayaka Murata in a Tokyo convenience store similar to the one where the main character in her novel works.

The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories

The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories

A customer at Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco reading one of the short stories doled out by Short Edition’s story dispenser.

When the Dinosaurs Reigned

When the Dinosaurs Reigned

The remains of a Velociraptor and a Protoceratops in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.

Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

President Trump arriving at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for a trip to Nashville on Monday.

The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

Junot Diaz on Friday was accused of aggressive and sometimes violent behavior by writers on Twitter, including Zinzi Clemmons and Carmen Maria Machado.

A Colorblind Artist? Yes, With a Little Help From His Friends

A Colorblind Artist? Yes, With a Little Help From His Friends

Loren Long, the best-selling children’s book illustrator, at his studio in Cincinnati.

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

A group painted the Ashburn Colored School after vandalism in 2016.

Michelle McNamara Hunted, and Was Haunted by, the Golden State Killer

Michelle McNamara Hunted, and Was Haunted by, the Golden State Killer

After losing his wife, Patton Oswalt couldn’t bear the thought of her work languishing. “This book had to be finished,” he said. “There was this feeling of, you’re not going to silence another victim.”

Circe, a Vilified Witch From Classical Mythology, Gets Her Own Epic

Circe, a Vilified Witch From Classical Mythology, Gets Her Own Epic

As Madeline Miller made her way through the Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she kept “nerding out,” as she sheepishly called it, over the relics.

The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution

The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution

A protester at an anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstration in Alexandria, 2012.


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