Christine Smallwood, a writer in New York, is former associate literary editor of The Nation.
The director of Film Forum reflects on forty years of programming new releases, The Solitude of Prime Numbers and the rewards of being an autodidact.
A conversation with the translator of Robert Walser’s Microscripts about Walser’s writing rituals, his Chinese box sentences and the beauty of Zusammenhaengen.
A discussion with the author of Ill Fares the Land about social democracy, trains and our desiccated ethical vocabulary.
A conversation with the author of Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture about the birth of disco and its transformation of gay life.
A conversation with the author of From Disgust to Humanity about various forms of opposition to gay equality.
A conversation with the author of The Professor about her affair with an older woman and the journals of Susan Sontag.
A conversation with the director of La Danse about the discipline of ballet–and documentary filmmaking.
A conversation with the author of Ordinary Injustice about why the right to trial is no protection against a shoddy legal system.
A conversation with the author of Homer and Langley about opting out.
A conversation with the former frontman of Pulp about the sound of music in the digital era.