Books & the Arts

George Smiley, Move Over George Smiley, Move Over

"This is a story about a spy," writes Millicent Dillon in Harry Gold: A Novel.

Jun 29, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Elsa Dixler

MoMA: What’s in a Name? MoMA: What’s in a Name?

"Making Choices" at MoMA

Jun 29, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

Smart and Smarter Smart and Smarter

In Me, Myself & Irene, Jim Carrey bullies a series of small children, gets into senseless fights (on the grounds that "he started it") and reverts hungrily to breast-feeding.

Jun 29, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Stuart Klawans

Columbo This Isn’t Columbo This Isn’t

The first thing I need to explain about Bruno Dumont's Humanité shouldn't have to be said at all. It's that the film is not a whodunit.

Jun 22, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Stuart Klawans

The Devil and Mr. Hearst The Devil and Mr. Hearst

William Randolph Hearst is one of those people we all know was very, very famous but are never quite sure why, or what we are to think of him.

Jun 22, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Dana Frank

The Devil in Mr. Marx The Devil in Mr. Marx

At a quarter to 3 in the afternoon on March 14, 1883, one of the world's brainiest men, Karl Marx, ceased to think. He passed away peacefully in his favorite armchair.

Jun 22, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Andy Merrifield

African Heart, No Darkness African Heart, No Darkness

A revealing question: Why has V.S. Naipaul come to be much better known in the West than the great African writer Chinua Achebe?

Jun 22, 2000 / Books & the Arts / James North

A Literature From Below A Literature From Below

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.

Jun 15, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Günter Grass

Second-Wave Soundings Second-Wave Soundings

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.

Jun 15, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Linda Gordon and Rosalyn Baxandall

Affirmative Retraction Affirmative Retraction

A century ago, as America made clear its retreat from the egalitarian gains of Reconstruction, two powerful voices set out differing agendas for how black Americans should respon...

Jun 15, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Philip A. Klinkner

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