German director Thomas Ostermeier offers one of the most thorough indictments yet seen of the culture of the American whistleblower.
The insufferable spectacle of the Met's TEDx conference
When Thomas P. Campbell was tapped to lead the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009, he came across as a quieter, more self-effacing sort of museum director. Campbell—or “Tapestry Tom,” as his colleagues called him, as he is a specialist in textile arts—was not a wheeler-dealer with proven fundraising skills. At just 46, he’d never led a museum or even a museum department. But he was a scholar, with a scholar’s concerns.
She had already won every other big prize, from the Booker’s newish international edition to the two big Canadian gongs, the Giller and the Governor-General’s Award. Yet it was still an unexpected delight when the Swedish Academy named Alice Munro, the “master of the contemporary short story,” as the newest laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature. With the possible exception of Mario Vargas Llosa, she is the most popular writer to get the Nobel in a decade—and I’d wrongly suspected that her achievement was too placid to get the jury’s attention.
The English-speaking Internet woke up in a bad mood today after Susan Orlean, the New Yorker contributor and author of The Orchid Thief, revealed the two heretofore anonymous creators of a Twitter feed called @horse_ebooks.
Coetzee has become the preeminent author of evasion, but his new novel is a direct literary delight.
Art lovers, beware: Fashion is taking over your museums
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this summer’s exhibition "Punk: Chaos to Couture" endured one of the angriest and most universal critical drubbings in recent memory. An “overwhelming failure,” according to Sasha Frere-Jones of the New Yorker. “A disaster,” wrote Natasha Loder of the Economist.
In a season of Euro-unhappiness, the continent's culture shows why the EU was a blessing
If only for the fall of cultural barriers.
The bunny invades the minimalist mecca
There is nowhere immune from the market and from the marketers, not even the middle of the desert.
But it will mess with your emotions
But it will toy with your emotions in an exquisite way.
What we can learn from extremely violent photography
What we can learn from extremely violent photography of the Boston Marathon bombing.