- October 1, 2007 |
- Julian Schnabel’s Vie En Rose
He was the most famous—and controversial—painter of the eighties. But now, with a powerful new movie, and a pinkish Village palazzo, he’s thriving in two more media in which he makes beauty out of bombast.
- September 3, 2007 |
- Tom Perrotta’s Sex-Ed Book
Reading Tom Perrotta’s new novel, The Abstinence Teacher, you might just imagine that you’ve picked up his last one, Little Children, by mistake.
- April 23, 2007 | The Book Review
- The Kids Are—Yawn—Alright
Teenagers assumed their current form in 1945, says Teenage. No wonder their antics can seem a little stale.
- December 25, 2006 |
- Because We Have Four, Yes Four, Presidential Wannabes
Just a few years ago, New York was so far from the political mainstream that secession seemed a sensible idea. Now, apparently, the road to the White House is an extension of Park Avenue.
- October 23, 2006 | The Book Review
- Fillet of Soul
Andrew Sullivan strips conservatism to its core, slicing out the fundamentalism. But his most interesting argument is with himself.
- September 18, 2006 | The Book Review
- Orifice Rex
From whence does the sublime emerge? In his wonderful new novel, Memorial, Bruce Wagner has some ideas.
- September 11, 2006
- Richard Ford’s Manly Meditations
Reading Ford, you can feel uplifted and empowered in a way that might make you wonder if his books are really novels at all, and not some sublime species of self-help.
- August 21, 2006 | Cityside
- The Long Funeral
How 9/11 gave way to grief culture.
- July 17, 2006 | Feature
- Read and Approved: Eclectic Beach Fare
Still looking for a summer book that isn’t 100 percent trashy? Perhaps even one that’s 100 percent non-trashy (say, on Spinoza)? Here are five new(ish) titles that we’re particularly enthused about.
- April 24, 2006 | The Book Review
- Pasta and Kidney Stones
The charmed, tortured writer’s life of Gay Talese.