Criticism

Criticism

It Me

The trouble with memes
Marta Figlerowicz
Corgi jumping from floating dock into water after a tennis ball with great abandon
Books

Olga Tokarczuk’s Radical Tenderness

Reading the Nobel Laureate
Marek Makowski

Books

The Unthinkable

How do you put into words the boundless pain of losing a child?
David L. Ulin

Books

Tove Jansson’s Genius

The radical imagination that built the visionary world of the Moomins
Evan James
Books

Incalculable Loss

How writing can help make sense of grief
Christopher Spaide
New York Times Cover reading "US Deaths near 100,000, an incalculable loss
Television

Act Your Age

Swapping bodies, swapping ages, and re-inventing youth
Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey
Still from Pen15, a television show

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Criticism

A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
Books

On Claire Messud

Fiction in review
Marta Figlerowicz
November 1, 2017
Detail from cover of Bidart's book; classical statue of Perseus holding Medusa's head.
Books

On Frank Bidart

Poetry in review
Christopher Spaide
November 1, 2017
Exterior view of Metropolitan Opera
Music

The Metropolitan Opera’s Fiftieth Anniversary

Recordings in review
Dewey Faulkner
November 1, 2017
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