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Silliness, small stakes, and a compelling other world: Jonathan Franzen pays homage to Peanuts
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Kate Bolick: “Feminism is common sense,” and other truths from Little Women
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Adam Gopnik: The secret behind John Updike’s productivity
Gabrielle Bellot: James Baldwin as “a prophet of love” in If Beale Street Could Talk
Revisiting Portnoy’s complaints, 50 years later, with Bernard Avishai
Madeleine L’Engle on A Wrinkle in Time: “It’s for people”
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Remembering Tom Wolfe, New Journalism pioneer and champion of literary realism, 1930–2018
Watch: A Wrinkle in Time was only the beginning
Historian Eric Foner: “In some sense, Reconstruction never ended”
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Adam Gopnik on the Trump moment: “Who wrote this story?”
Thomas Mallon: Shut off cable news and read Eudora Welty instead
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