50 Years of Foreign Reporting from the NYRB
Lamentations of the purported downfall of international news coverage have been plentiful in recent years, as American newspapers have slashed budgets and scaled back their global presence.
The epic of colonial India
How did a middling middle-aged novelist grow to write the English epic of colonial India?
Can you understand human history through the history of the human body?
Bring on the daddy wars
Genre memoirs stink. I don’t mean the books themselves. Plenty of them do stink, surely, just like any other kind of book. But some of them are great.
Americans tend to have three preoccupations about the recent past: the rights revolutions of the 1960s; Ronald Reagan, his conservative movement, and its legacy; and American-led globalization.1 Remarkably, to an American reader, Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st C
Five films later, Hollywood still doesn't get Fitzgerald's novel
The book was about class anxieties, not classy parties. The movie, not so much.
A brilliant look at the medicalization of misery
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is flawed, unscientific, and biased. And it's all we've got.
The landscape of celebrity publishing is a dreary one, but it is lucrative.
It is very easy to sound like a cheeseball when talking about social media. This is especially true if you’re talking about how it’s changing the world, or how it’s making all of us more creative, or how it’s opening up previously unimaginable ways of relating to others. There are lots of people who talk this way, and for the most part, they are cheeseballs.
A pioneer of virtual reality says that digital capitalism is wreaking real damage.