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Sophie Haigney is a critic and reporter who often writes about art and technology.
May 25, 2022
The Ardor of Tessa Hadley
Her novels are masterful domestic dramas that obsess over the mechanics of adultery and illicit passion.
July 20, 2021
Jeremy Cooper’s Art of Ambiguities
His epistolary novel
Bolt From the Blu
e is a sort of
about artistic inspiration, parenthood, and the frustrations of interpretation.
April 13, 2021
How ‘Things’ In Fiction Shape the Way We Read
Sarah Wasserman’s recent book looks at how the objects we take for granted in stories can reveal even deeper meaning.
Autobiography and Memoir
November 9, 2020
Celia Paul Sits for Her Own Portrait
The painter’s memoir
is a revelation.
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Books and Ideas
January 6, 2020
Rewriting Roman Myths From the Perspective of Their Victims
Nina MacLaughlin reimagines
from the perspective of the women in the text, exploring sexual violence, agency, and power dynamics of all kinds.
Books and Ideas
August 28, 2019
Rachel Monroe’s Elegant Dissection of True Crime Fanaticism
, she sketches an unconventional history of some of the 21st century’s most notable and horrific crimes—through the eyes of women on the edges of these acts.
May 6, 2019
Museums’ Recent Tech Obsession Does Not Compute
A spate of recent shows, including one at MoMA about the material and cultural role of 21st-century technology, shows how little the art world understands its buzziest new interest.