Philip Pullman on the 1,000 causes of Brexit

The dog-whistle call of Nigel Farage’s racism and the lies of Boris Johnson are the final act of a tragedy that began 70 years agoThis catastrophe has had a thousand causes. Here are some.There is our country’s post-imperial reluctance to let go of the idea that we are a great nation, combined with our post-second-world-war delusion that we were still a great power. That was why we refused...

yesterday, 9:00
Michael Herr, author of Dispatches, dies aged 76

Author whose memoir of Vietnam was deemed by many to be one of the best accounts of life in wartime ever written, has died in New YorkMichael Herr, the American writer and war correspondent famous for writing Dispatches, described as “the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time” by John le Carré, has died aged 76.Born in 1940, Herr was one of the most respected writers of New...

June 24, 2016, 19:28
Michael Herr, Author of a Vietnam Classic, Dies at 76

Mr. Herr, a war correspondent best known for his book “Dispatches,” was also a writer on the films “Full Metal Jacket” and “Apocalypse Now.”

yesterday, 4:06
Man in Iwo Jima Flag Photo Was Misidentified, Marine Corps Says

An investigation found that one of the men pictured was not John Bradley, a focus of the book “Flags of Our Fathers,” but a private first class named Harold Schultz.

June 23, 2016, 12:16
Nonfiction: Why Are Whites So Angry?

A history of white resentment of blacks since the Civil War.

June 24, 2016, 17:16
Stand up for the arts in schools, say children’s laureates

Observer cartoonist explains the need for action by writers and illustrators for childrenChildren’s fiction sections of bookshelves are stalked by imaginary giants and superheroes. But these books have also given Britain a succession of real-life literary giants, from Lewis Carroll to Roald Dahl.Now a group of leading modern-day titans of the field, the eight former children’s laureates, have...

today, 1:07
Editors’ Choice

Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.

June 24, 2016, 16:57
Stephen King and George RR Martin talk gun control

Interviewed by Game of Thrones novelist, the horror star says automatic and semi-automatic weapons ‘are weapons of mass destruction’George RR Martin has released a video of him interviewing Stephen King, who issues a fierce demand for greater gun control. At the public event in Albuquerque last week, King suggested that if the man who killed 49 people in the Orlando terror attack “had gone...

June 23, 2016, 14:59
Nonfiction: A Look at America’s Long and Troubled History of White Poverty

The history of white poverty in America takes in race and class, stereotype and exploitation.

June 24, 2016, 16:46
Bookshelf: Guides to the Birds, Superlatives and History of the Hidden City

Books perfect for summer in New York offer manuals for overlooked sites, witty history lessons, Central Park tree facts and whimsical maps.

June 24, 2016, 22:18