How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.
When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.
Nymphomaniac is Lars von Trier’s latest ode to titillation and traps.
How the literary critic Paul de Man turned evasiveness into authority.
How Georgi Markov became the truth-teller of Bulgaria’s communist era, and paid for it with his life.
Dave Eggers’s The Circle; Richard Powers’s Orfeo
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jiri Menzel’s I Served the King of England, Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture
The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, The Book of Life, The Girl from Monday and Meanwhile
The unflinching fiction of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.