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Boris Kachka

December 15, 2014 |
14. Because Mike Nichols Shaped Generations of New York Actors, From Robert Redford to Julia Roberts

The late director’s influence lives on in the actors and creators he nurtured, advised, and productively chastised. Four of them remember him.

December 23, 2013 |
28. Because a Wildly Ambitious 900-Page New York Novel Can Still Be a Really Big Deala $2 Million Deal

Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire was bought last month for nearly $2 million.

December 16, 2013 |
The Cool in Her

As a novelist who’s made it to the innermost sanctum of the literary world, Rachel Kushner willfully stands apart.

November 25, 2013 |
All Conspiracy Theories Are Connected

It is possible that one or more conclusions may be wrong.

November 25, 2013 |
The Nazis Came From Middle Earth (and Possibly Still Live There)

A conflation of Verne-esque hollow-Earth sci-fi, proto-occult theories.

August 12, 2013 | Intelligencer
Tears for Goliath

The book world gets misty-eyed for Barnes & Noble.

March 25, 2013 | Encounter
72 Minutes With Renata Adler

Navigating someone else’s book party with the merciless writer as she tries to remember how she knows all these people.

January 14, 2013 |
The Power of Positive Publishing

How self-help ate America.

December 17, 2012 |
26. Because, in 1981, Barack Obama Could Have Been an Extra on Girls.

It was the most existentialist stretch of his life.

November 5, 2012 | Features
Proust Wasn’t a Neuroscientist. Neither was Jonah Lehrer.

The disgraced journalist’s biggest sin had nothing to do with self-plagiarism. Or fabricating Bob Dylan quotes. All he did was what was asked.