Criticism

Books

Gender Wars

Two scholars excavate the origins of today’s trans backlash
Paisley Currah
Books

Terrance Hayes Won't Be Pinned Down

The virtuosic poet is still finding new ways to dazzle—and thwart—his readers
Stephanie Burt

Books

In Search of Albertine

The feminist afterlives of Proust's iconic character
Victoria Baena

Film

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

All of Us Strangers charts a new direction for queer cinema
Lio Wong
Books

Renaissance Women

A new book celebrates—and sells short—Shakespeare’s sisters
Catherine Nicholson

The Auteur of Fatherhood

How Steven Spielberg recast American masculinity
Phillip Maciak

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Criticism

Exterior view of Metropolitan Opera
Music

The Metropolitan Opera’s Fiftieth Anniversary

Recordings in review
Dewey Faulkner
November 1, 2017

Charles Simic

Stephen Yenser
April 1, 2002
A portrait of James Ellroy
Recordings

Recordings in Review: James Ellroy

James Ellroy
April 1, 1997
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Books

The Achievement of Norman Maclean

Marie Borroff
April 1, 1994

"The Waste Land" Revisited

Helen Vendler
December 1, 1990

Ash-Wednesday

Richard Wilbur
December 1, 1989

Revisionists Revised

Louis Menand
October 1, 1984

Mallarmé and Bataille

Richard Howard
October 1, 1982
Ideas

The All Play No Fun Economy

How did we end up teetering between euphoria and exhaustion?
Jessikah Díaz