For This Opera Director, a Lot Is Riding on a ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

For her English National Opera debut, the company’s new artistic leader, Annilese Miskimmon, has chosen a work she hopes can bring in a new audience.

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Margaret Atwood on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Totalitarianism and U.F.O.s

The acclaimed author explains how stories shape our worlds — by telling me many stories.

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Margaret Atwood and Others Confront Grief in ‘The Nurse Antigone’

A dramatic reading by Theater of War Productions will include the author and practicing nurses who have held the front line of the pandemic.

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In Margaret Atwood’s Essays and Speeches, Some Hazards of the Trade

“Burning Questions” collects sundry pieces the author has written (and sometimes spoken) since 2004.

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Did the Pandemic Change Summer Reading for Good? I Hope So.

With our calendars cleared last year, many of us found more time to lose ourselves in books. Let’s hold onto that vibe this year.

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‘Like Wartime’: Canadian Companies Unite to Start Mass Virus Testing

A consortium of some of Canada’s largest companies, representing 350,000 employees nationwide, has launched a rapid testing program aimed at reopening the country’s economy.

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Let’s Become More Divided

In this time of hyperpartisanship, leave it to writers to put us all into pens.

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25 Great Writers and Thinkers Weigh In on Books That Matter

To celebrate the Book Review’s 125th anniversary, we’re dipping into the archives to revisit our most thrilling, memorable and thought-provoking coverage.

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Stimulus, Mutating Virus, Barr: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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New in Paperback: ‘The Testaments’ and ‘The Patient’s Checklist’

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate.’ Reaction Is Swift.

An open letter published by Harper’s, signed by luminaries including Margaret Atwood and Wynton Marsalis, argued for openness to “opposing views.” The debate began immediately.

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Margaret Atwood Reads Fables: Livestreaming Today

Appointment viewing is back. Find out which online events to look for today, and when to tune in.

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‘Roll Up Your Sleeves, Girls’

Cheryl Strayed calls the writer Margaret Atwood to chat about hard times, pansies and eight decades of getting it done.

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