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April 16, 2018
Harry Mathews’s Framed Stories
Multiple meanings always simmer under the surface of his writing, but in
The Solitary Twin
, they’re more hidden.
Cultural Criticism and Analysis
September 18, 2017
Speaking of the ‘Female Gaze’
In today’s confused, commercial, and not-quite-intellectual environment, the phrase “female gaze” functions in varied ways, according to its users’ needs.
May 26, 2017
Owning Time at the Venice Biennale
If only for an hour, the Zimbabwean artist Admire Kamudzengerere sought to exert control over an audience culled from the wealthy, sophisticated, international art-world elite.
Books and Ideas
March 8, 2017
The Mind of a Feminist
A new book by Siri Hustvedt offers challenging ways to understand how misogyny became so deeply embedded in our culture.
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November 26, 2016
Philip Guston’s Man Beyond Redemption
Guston’s drawings of Richard Nixon stayed private until decades after the artist’s death.
September 30, 2016
Leopoldine Core’s Concrete Jungle
In her new collection, Core evidences a serious concern not just with what happens in a story, but also where it occurs.
April 29, 2016
What Is It Good For?
In his new story collection, Luke Mogelson demonstrates that American soldiers fight for someone, and something, other than the reasons you hear.
April 25, 2016
Arthur Miller’s Chameleon Play
Over the past 63 years,
has taken on myriad new meanings. But the real lesson is that some things never really change.
March 11, 2016
‘Eclipsed’: Out From the Shadows
The new, wonderfully acted Broadway play sheds light on the untold stories of the women who lived through the second Liberian civil war.
Arts and Entertainment
February 15, 2016
NSA: National Security, Art
Perhaps what’s most striking about “Astro Noise” and “Agitprop!” are the ingenuity and openness of the institutions hosting the shows.