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

The Cinematic Afterlife of James Baldwin

Film in review
Ayten Tartici
April 1, 2019
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Film

Children of Thanos

Film in review
Roy Scranton
January 1, 2019
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Books

Don Paterson on Poetics

Poetry in review
Stephen Yenser
January 1, 2019
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Books

On 'The Novel of Ferrara'

Fiction in review
Marta Figlerowicz
January 1, 2019
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Art

On Andy Warhol

Art in review
Richard Deming
January 1, 2019
Photo of book cover with author Martha Nussbaum
Books

Shipwreck with Spectator

Martha Nussbaum on Our Political Crisis
Feisal G. Mohamed
January 1, 2019
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Music

The Last Valkyrie

Music in review
Dewey Faulkner
January 1, 2019
A cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
Books

“They Don’t Know It, but We’re Integrated”

Thomas Pynchon’s “The Secret Integration” and The Saturday Evening Post
Terry Reilly
January 1, 2019
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Books

Bondage and Freedom

Frederick Douglass
David W. Blight
October 1, 2018
Two girls lie facing each other
Film

Life Unamplified

The small-scale satisfactions of Brett Haley’s Hearts Beat Loud
Charles Taylor
October 1, 2018