'Boyhood' Is a Stunning Experiment in Filming Time
July 09, 2014
The result perfectly captures the essence of childhood.
Splendor in the Grass
June 24, 2014
Cornfields are popular this season.
These Faceless Women Are Utterly Unique
June 13, 2014
Spin a woman around to make a statement.
Dissecting Mad Men's Hopeful, Saccharine Half-Season
May 26, 2014
As "Mad Men" nears its end, all the characters keep revisiting their past.
Ayn Rand is off; but F. Scott Fitzgerald is on; and Harper Lee moves up.
Lydia Davis Is the Perfect Writer for the Twitter Era
April 07, 2014
Too distracted by technology, lack of sleep, or your kids to focus on anything longer than a list? Here’s one of Lydia Davis’s stories, “Bloomington,” from her latest collection, Can’t and Won’t, in its entirety.
Lorrie Moore Is a Mash-up of Contemporary Fiction
March 08, 2014
Take the American gothic currents of Joyce Carol Oates; instill the pithy black humor of Sam Lipsyte and the absurdist instincts of George Saunders—minus the sci-fi, futuristic flourishes; add a dose of domestic macabre a la A.M. Homes; invite the open-ended poetry of Lydia Davis but mix it with the sociological precision of Jonathan Franzen, and you have something like a recipe for a Lorrie Moore story.
Silence Is Now a Luxury Product
March 04, 2014
America has become a country of quiet cars
Too Much Ambition Doesn't Always Break a Novel
February 19, 2014
The knock on Richard Powers is that his novels don’t sustain the weight of their ambitions. That's not entirely true in his latest.
Stop Taking Selfies in Front of Works of Art!
January 22, 2014
Today is Museum Selfie Day, in case you weren’t aware, a day in which many of the major museums of the world are encouraging their patrons not to actually look at the art, but to pose in front of it—then to share their oh-so-artful self portraits on