Criticism

Essays

The Subject of Pain

On Louise Bourgeois
Madhu H. Kaza

Criticism

It Me

The trouble with memes
Marta Figlerowicz

Books

Machado de Assis’s Afterlives

The Brazilian novelist’s overlooked politics
Ratik Asokan
Television

Has Anyone Talked About How It Feels

Oprah Winfrey’s reign
Kathryn Lofton
Oprah Winfrey wears a tiara, standing with cast members of SNL
Books

No-No Man

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nihilist masterpiece
Roy Scranton
Blue and yellow illustration with two faces on either side of a hanging lamp

Browse

Criticism

Photo of Robert Lowell
Books

The Dolphin Letters

Revisiting Robert Lowell’s infamous book
Dan Chiasson
January 1, 2020
Group of people on stage in dim light
Music

From Films to Operas

New interpretations of It's a Wonderful Life, The Exterminating Angel, and more
Dewey Faulkner
July 1, 2019
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Criticism

In the Time That Remains

Reflections on the poetry of Derek Mahon
Oana Sanziana Marian
July 1, 2019
A woman looks down mournfully in a still from the film Roma.
Film

On "Roma"

A review of Alfonso Cuarón's film
Charles Taylor
July 1, 2019
Illustration with three black and white photos of men and a box holding a pasture with running horses
Criticism

One Man’s Modernism

J. R. R. Tolkien
James Trilling
July 1, 2019
An image of the book cover Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson.
Books

The Fiction of Uwe Johnson

A review of Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl
Marta Figlerowicz
July 1, 2019
A man stands behind a large plant.
Film

The Films of Alice Rohrwacher

A review of the director's work in Italian cinema
Elizabeth Leake
July 1, 2019
The book cover Feel Free by Nick Laird.
Criticism

The Poetry of Nick Laird

A review of Feel Free
Stephen Yenser
July 1, 2019
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Books

On "kaddish.com"

Fiction in review
David Galef
April 1, 2019
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Music

On Modern Composition

Music in review
Timothy Young
April 1, 2019