Criticism

Books

Life in the Algorithm

It has reshaped culture—but how? Two new books reckon with our digital predicament.
Anna Shechtman

The Legacy of Sonic Youth

How the band reached beyond music to define a scene
Michael Azerrad

Lou Reed Didn’t Want to Be King

A new biography tries to pin the rocker down
Hannah Gold

How Emily Wilson Reimagined Homer

Her boldly innovative translation of the Iliad is an epic for our time
Emily Greenwood

Revisiting Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the Dance

The novel that introduced a new post-Stonewall gay sensibility
Garth Greenwell

Streaming the Polycrisis

Why have TV miniseries about catastrophe become all the rage?
Adam Fales

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Film

Parents Just Don’t Understand—and That’s OK

All of Us Strangers charts a new direction for queer cinema
Lio Wong
February 26, 2024
Books

Terrance Hayes Won't Be Pinned Down

The virtuosic poet is still finding new ways to dazzle—and thwart—his readers
Stephanie Burt
February 7, 2024
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In Search of Albertine

The feminist afterlives of Proust's iconic character
Victoria Baena
January 22, 2024
Books

Life in the Algorithm

It has reshaped culture—but how? Two new books reckon with our digital predicament.
Anna Shechtman
December 11, 2023

Revisiting Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the Dance

The novel that introduced a new post-Stonewall gay sensibility
Garth Greenwell
December 4, 2023

Streaming the Polycrisis

Why have TV miniseries about catastrophe become all the rage?
Adam Fales
November 28, 2023

The Legacy of Sonic Youth

How the band reached beyond music to define a scene
Michael Azerrad
November 8, 2023

Lou Reed Didn’t Want to Be King

A new biography tries to pin the rocker down
Hannah Gold
October 16, 2023

10 Ways Ms., Sassy, and Jezebel Changed Your Life!

How contradiction drove fifty years of feminist media
Maggie Doherty
September 18, 2023

How Emily Wilson Reimagined Homer

Her boldly innovative translation of the Iliad is an epic for our time
Emily Greenwood
September 18, 2023