Edward Jay Epstein’s Alternative Facts

A new book suggests Snowden may have been a spy, but what it reveals is its author’s own duplicity.

Sue Halpern

Marx’s Revenge

He may have lived a 19th-century life, but his ideas keep coming back with a vengeance.

Benjamin Kunkel

Sick for Home, Nauseated by Home

The lens of Ottessa Moshfegh’s Homesick for Another World is, almost without exception, fitted close-up on conversations, petty rumination, and squalid interiors.

Hannah K. Gold
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The Rise and Resilience of Black Lives Matter

Wesley Lowery’s new book charts the origins of a movement

Nathalie Baptiste

Jane Jacobs’s Radical Vision of Humanity

For the great urbanist and social critic, the planning of cities was always an ad hoc affair.

Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

Adam Thirlwell on the Many Moods of Henry Green

For the English novelist, life itself was a deadly business.

Adam Thirlwell


Kerry James Marshall’s Enigmatic Authority

It seems a mistake to call him a realist in any but the loosest sense.
Barry Schwabsky

The main attraction at the Met Breuer these days is “Mastry,” the big Kerry James Marshall retrospective that has recently moved there from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and which will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, this spring. But for those who went to see… Continue Reading >


A Victory Lap for Run the Jewels

With the Trump presidency on the horizon, Killer Mike and El-P do what’s become customary for them: They urge us to get up and fight.

Marcus J. Moore

Cosmopolitan Pop

DJ /rupture and MIA capture the new global spirit of pop music.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

The Donald Glover Experiment

Who says the comedian, actor, rapper, TV writer can’t be everything all at once?

Marcus J. Moore


Light and Love From Year-End Movies

Retrieve what you like, during these darkest weeks of a very dark year.

Stuart Klawans

Those Wondrous Powers

What Arrival offers is so valuable that you might almost choose to pretend that someone knew we were going to need this picture after Trump’s election.

Stuart Klawans

History on Trial, On-Screen

Challenging Holocaust deniers was messier in real life than in the new film Denial.

D.D. Guttenplan


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