Even half a century after her suicide, both her work and her life remain thrilling and horrifying.
Listening to a young band rapidly assimilating and remixing genres it would soon transcend
In a new memoir, the lead singer of Ratt remembers what may be the most forgettable cultural phenomenon of the modern era.
On the new biography of a literary Lothario
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A short story
Richard was disciplined and controlling. Lorenz was undisciplined, uncontrollable, and often drunk. But it worked.
How a TV franchise mutated into a demented hybrid of gossip generator and infomercial
And new fiction by Elizabeth Strout. Two short book reviews.
Reassessing the literary legacy of the Lost Generation's Edward Thomas
Anyone who thinks the story of Marilyn Monroe doesn't warrant such attention doesn't know much about it.
On the 20th anniversary of the beloved Bill Murray comedy, it’s time to recognize it as a profound work of contemporary metaphysics.
The drama (and sometimes danger) of the flaming cocktail
Two beautiful new coffee-table books—except one isn’t really a book
The new Jonathan Dee novel, and the most intelligent biography of a fashion designer ever written
From literature to appointment television, episodic storytelling is flourishing.
The long decline from Katharine Hepburn to Katherine Heigl
The Baroque sculptor’s audience has finally come around to his way of seeing the world.
Monty Python's genius was to respect nothing.
The classical exactitude of Jed Perl; reappreciating Leviathan; and more
The regulatory ordeal of the American micro-distiller
The ludicrous charms of Downton Abbey, TV’s reigning aristo-soap