- February 2, 2004 | The Book Review
- Bet Noir
In new memoirs, David Denby and Pete Rose explore the dark side of the American Dream. They didn’t plan to be quite so funny.
- May 26, 2003 | The Book Review
- Mortal Splendor
The depth and richness of Norman Rush’s second novel, Mortals, give him his own shelf in the canon.
- August 4, 2003 | The Book Review
- Cassus Bellow
Why does Adam Bellow praise nepotism? He says it has nothing to do with his famous father. Really.
- January 23, 2006 | Feature
James Frey’s messy story.
- 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.
- 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.
- August 21, 2006 | Cityside
- The Long Funeral
How 9/11 gave way to grief culture.
- 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.
- December 22, 2003 | Feature
- The Place To Be
From the Stork and El Morocco to Max’s, Studio, and Moomba, legends were made In The Nighttime. 100 Years Of New York’s Greatest Scenes.