The role of the public intellectual--and the moral onus, assuming that one exists--seems ever to thread the Scylla of celebrity and the Charybdis of marginality.
The women's liberation movement, as it was called in the sixties and seventies, was the largest social movement in the history of the United States--and probably in the world.
Everyone knows you can't film Remembrance of Things Past, so Raúl Ruiz did it.
This article is adapted from a lecture that was part of a
series on self-censorship in the media given at New York University. The
lecture series is being published this month in The Business of
Journalism (New Press).
What's the meaning of Al Gore? Or George Bush?
What makes an American writer? In today's narrow, backlashed literary
market the chain of command is quite clear. The "greats" are Updike,
Pynchon, Mailer, Bellow and Roth.
An article in the financial section of the New York Observer this
spring described a company named NetJ.com Corporation.
I suppose it would be in my financial interest if Rush Limbaugh were to get his wish and become part of the broadcast team for ABC's Monday Night Football.
This time none of that lollygagging elusiveness that began The English Patient.
As Woody Allen awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into Jackie Gleason.