NYT Headlines

Tracking the appearance and popularity of New York Times headlines.

Viet Thanh Nguyen Packs Plenty of Action and Outrage Into ‘The Committed’

5 hours on the front page

This sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Sympathizer” finds its unnamed narrator in France, considering the relationship between that country and Vietnam.

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Print headline: Questions of Identity in the Colonizers’ Land

A/B tested headlines (incidence)

  1. Review: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Committed’ Has Action and Outrage (99%)
  2. Viet Thanh Nguyen Packs Action and Outrage Into ‘The Committed’ (1%)

Incidence over time