How Ethel Rosenberg Offered Her Own Life as a Sacrifice

Anne Sebba’s new biography tells the story of a fanatical Communist and loving mother who went to her death proclaiming her innocence.


Reader Review: "The Other Passenger"

by Gerrie (Carmel, IN): Reading Candlish's The Other Passenger is comparable to watching a long far ...

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Author Édouard Louis: ‘Progressives can’t just sit back and say, “Isn’t the rise of the far right awful?”’

The French literary star talks about growing up in poverty and his mother’s escape from the abusive...

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Here are the best reviewed books of the week.

Raven Leilani’s Luster, Akwaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji, Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste, and Jon...

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Tiyo Attallah Salah-El Navigates the Racialized Politics of Prison

Tiyo Attallah Salah-El, the founder of the Coalition for the Abolition of Prisons, was an author, sc...

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Stella Dadzie: 'Women resisted slavery at every stage of the journey'

The feminist writer on racism in her London childhood, her new book about female slaves, and the par...

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Janet Malcolm, a Writer Who Emphasized the Messiness of Life With Slyness and Precision

The longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, who died on Wednesday at 86, was most animated by divi...

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