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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Hilary Mantel

Remembering a singular prose stylist
Brian Dillon
September 27, 2022

The Stakes of Dictee

An introduction to a famously difficult work
Ken Chen
September 1, 2022
Ideas

Hard Wired

How evolutionary psychology ended up at the heart of the culture wars
Hari Kunzru
June 1, 2022
Books

The Tim Seibles BOOKBIOBOARDGAME

Tracing a poetic lineage
Terrance Hayes
June 1, 2022
Books

Why So Serious?

Sang Young Park’s angrily funny work charts a new path for gay fiction
Spencer Lee-Lenfield
May 16, 2022
Film

Making a Home In the Multiverse

Everything Everywhere All At Once reinvents the immigrant family drama
Simon Wu
May 9, 2022
Portrait of Sheila Heti
Books

The Sublime Modes of Sheila Heti

The novelist as philosopher
Noreen Khawaja
March 1, 2022
On Craft

The Art of Control

Peter Bogdanovich’s masterful restraint
Jason Guriel
February 21, 2022
Oprah Winfrey wears a tiara, standing with cast members of SNL
Television

Has Anyone Talked About How It Feels

Oprah Winfrey’s reign
Kathryn Lofton
September 20, 2021
Release of pink and white balloons.
Books

How to Continue

AIDS Elegies After Ashbery
Sam Huber
September 20, 2021