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.
Still, let's not overdo it with the dancing lady.
Out of the tradition of Gertrude Stein’s experiments in style and the clipped, stout prose of Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway comes Carson McCullers' "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." With the depression as a murky backdrop, this first novel depicts the bleak landscape of the American consciousness below the Mason-Dixon line. Miss McCullers' picture of loneliness, death, accident, insanity, fear, mob violence and terror is perhaps the most desolate that has so far come from the South.
PRESS RELEASEWashington, D.C. — The New Republic has had a busy couple of weeks, with two huge cover stories coming out and with Senior Editor Julia Ioffe reporting Straight From Sochi.
While the protest group was filming a video, "Cossacks whipped them. Literally. Whipped them. With whips."
PRESS RELEASEWashington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. — Jennifer Hicks, Vice President of Advertising at The New Republic, announced today that Erik Carlson and Diana Ryan are joining the company's growing sales and marketing teams.Carlson joins The New Republic as the Director of Integrated Advertising. Under Hicks's leadership, he will support advertising efforts for The New Republic across its print, digital, and events platforms.
Truth is a mutable concept when it comes to war photography.
An Oscars interview
The Oscars are less than two weeks away, and Hollywood has been in the news even more than usual. If this is partly because of the controversy surrounding Woody Allen, it is also the result of the terrific year of cinema that just ended. In short, it seemed like a good time to talk all things film with one of subject’s experts.
How can someone be a feminist if she terminates health care for a pregnant woman?
5 women, including 2 former members of the band, emerged singing from the police station.