October 22, 2014

For $2,500 You Can Now Own Joan Didion’s Sunglasses
5:37 PM

A Kickstarter campaign is selling all sorts of weird Didion paraphernelia. 

If This Ferguson Video Doesn't Inspire You to Vote, Nothing Will
3:36 PM

From the Obama ad-man who brought you "Mitt Romney's America."

See 'Low Down': John Hawkes Is Our Least Appreciated Master Actor
3:28 PM

His performance is quiet and subtle—and will blow you away.

The Anti-'Klinghoffer' Protests Are the Best Thing That Could Happen to the Metropolitan Opera
1:40 PM

The riot that accompanied the Paris premiere of the ballet The Rite of Spring gave Stravinsky’s polytonality its artistic bonafides. Censoring Ulysses certified Joyce a prophet.

A Soldier Explains What It Was Like In the World War I Trenches
12:10 PM

"The trenches only came up to your knees, and no protection at all; and then there was no food."

October 21, 2014

Walter Benjamin Was My First Crush

"I found German writer Walter Benjamin through my middle-school history teacher ..."

My Weekend With Oscar de la Renta
11:52 AM

Remembering the kindness and generosity of one of fashion's greats.