Fellows In The News

Monday, 13 July 2015 by

Welcome to the NYIH link roundup, our latest selection of articles by and about NYIH fellows. Congratulations to Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose book Between the World and Me, a timely exploration of racial prejudice, comes out this week. The New York Times called it “a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.” Listen to his interview on NPR’s

Fellows In The News

Thursday, 18 June 2015 by

Introducing: our link roundup, featuring the latest articles by and about NYIH fellows. First of all, congratulations are in order: Ian Buruma has just won the PEN Award for for the Art of the Essay for his book Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War. We also congratulate Vivian Gornick, whose new memoir, The Odd Woman and the City,

by Joan Brunwasser My guest today is Andrew Solomon, journalist, lecturer and best-selling author of …read more Source:: Getting to the Bottom of Depression with Andrew Solomon       

Frozen in Time

Monday, 18 May 2015 by

Portrait of Mrs. …read more Source:: Frozen in Time       

The Paramount Lot

Monday, 18 May 2015 by

Artists do not live in the Home Counties because they revel in angst. Artists do not wear properly made suits because they have higher ideals than accountants have. Artists dance extravagantly because their characters know no restraint, and they laugh madly because they have lost the strength to weep. …read more Source:: The Paramount Lot

On this week’s podcast, Barbara Ehrenreich discusses …read more Source:: Audio: New York Times Book Review Podcast: On the Move       

Simultaneous Evasions

Friday, 15 May 2015 by

<img width="150" src="" alt="Self-Portrait in the Green Bugatti, Tamara de Lempicka, 1925. Source: Wikimedia Commons. “> “> …read more Source:: Simultaneous Evasions       

By Ta-Nehisi Coates Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Yesterday, Georgetown University hosted President Barack Obama, columnist E.J. Dionne and famed social scientist Robert Putnam for a conversation on poverty in America. I found myself most attracted to Obama’s understanding of public policy and personal morality. Specifically, Dionne asked the president to address criticism of his Morehouse

“When you read these books—I suggest perusing them, martini in hand, while your children (or better your friends’ children, for whom you are babysitting) run around shrieking—you’ll see every parenting stance you’ve ever adopted, every parent-story trope you’ve ever told or heard, expressed more perfectly than you ever could have.” – Dan Kois on Shirley

nprbooks: vikingpenguinbooks: Ruth Franklin, Shirley Jackson scholar and biographer extraordinaire, wrote a wonderful essay for The New York Times Book Review on Penguin Books’ recent reissues of Shirley Jackson’s slyly hilarious memoirs, LIFE AMONG THE SAVAGES and RAISING DEMONS. In her essay, “Household Words”, Franklin writes that: “Read today, [Shirley Jackson’s] pieces feel surprisingly modern—mainly