The Wonder of the Whitney
May 17, 2015
A new building captures the museum's oldest virtues.
The city has erased more than just graffiti.
Five Dramatic Actors Who Should Be Comedians
February 24, 2014
Colin Firth would look so fetching in drag.
The Syrian Orphan in That Viral Photo Wasn't Actually an Orphan, But It Doesn't Matter
February 18, 2014
Truth is a mutable concept when it comes to war photography.
'Her' is the Scariest Movie of 2013
December 29, 2013
The creepy futurism of Her.
The Debate Over Snowden's Asylum in Germany Comes to Brooklyn
November 18, 2013
German director Thomas Ostermeier offers one of the most thorough indictments yet seen of the culture of the American whistleblower.
Delusions of Creativity
October 21, 2013
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.
Alice Munro: At Last, a Genuinely Popular Nobel Laureate
October 10, 2013
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.
Give Me a Break. @Horse_ebooks Isn't Art.
September 24, 2013
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.
J.M. Coetzee's Stunning New Novel Shows What Happens When a Nobel Winner Gets Really Weird
September 14, 2013
Coetzee has become the preeminent author of evasion, but his new novel is a direct literary delight.