A small shuffle from neon hues to vibrant jewel tones and a break-up with fuschia were the only indications that Erin Fetherston's new 2014 collection -- revealed last night at the Union Square W -- is an Autumn/Winter collection. But that's as somber as Fetherston gets.
The New York Review of Books publishes mostly men, and in that, they're not alone, joined by pretty much every major print magazine in this country. But the NYRB's editor, Robert Silvers, responded to a criticism of their mostly-maleness this week with an amazing, somewhat baffling form letter. The ... More >>
Wayne Koestenbaum pays tribute to the ’80s
Llyn Foulkes’s portraits haunt the American dream
Hot and theme-y
A vanload of saliva pulls into Brooklyn
The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie is an enthusiastic tweeter. He often prompts his followers to play games like "Literary Smackdowns" (Joan Didion vs. Susan Sontag, for example), and today he started a new one: blasting Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook deactivated Rushdie's page, thinking it ... More >>
Joan Didion talks with Sloane Crosley
A show of contemporary photos takes on our age's 'gilded toxicity'
Though reporters are still missing, being killed and deported across Syria, Libya.html and the upheaved Middle East, there was some cause for celebration among the media today as the four missing New York Times journalists came home to a hero's welcome. The group has already detailed the brut ... More >>
"Lil Wayne is free. I am on the cover of the la weekly. Life is pretty alright," tweeted Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino earlier today, and indeed, her face is proudly plastered over our sister paper's front page this week, under the combative legend: "The West Is The Best." Debatable! But the ... More >>
I'm not trying to make something cute out of the tragic death of Natasha Richardson, the fine actress who died after a skiing accident last year. But there have definitely been some creepy coincidences about the aftermath of her passing. Mama Vanessa Redgrave promptly canceled out of schedu ... More >>
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Prolific, though. FSG puts out a big, fat book of the noted writer's stories.
Junkie love in New York's classic shoot-'em-up
Four takes on the death of the book, from the National Book Awards insanity last night. Boris Kachka, Vulture (Optimistic): Hope and change, then, were in the air, desperate circumstances notwithstanding here on Wall Street and up in publishers' offices. But would the award selections bear out thi ... More >>
The short editorial Joan Didion read at the Brooklyn Book Festival back in September, about the upcoming election, is now online at Salon. It joins James Wood's piece in the New Yorker last week in examining the basic language out of which the two presidential campaigns have constructed their respec ... More >>
Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday, September 14 Borough Hall It was a late Saturday Los Angeles Times article that broke the news of David Foster Wallace's death for most of us, and it was their book editor David Ulin's quote, describing the scene at Saturday's National Book Critics Circle Board meetin ... More >>
Yesterday was the Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall. The Voice's own Sound of the City was there, and reports on Joan Didion's "surprisingly young woman's voice," Henry Alford's assessment of Raymond Chandler ("Hilarious"), Rivka Galchen reading "some of her favorite Dewey Decimal subcategories ... More >>
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Ringtone-rap titan unleashes a blaring but robotic debut
Pushing ballet along adventurous paths
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Dirty Projectors No Context By Zach Baron
Not trash exactly, but certainly heavily recycled.
Not only in Lady Chatterley, but also in Lake's and Polley's latest. (And even a role for tiny me.)
Conor Oberst finally emulates the greats by mixing brilliance with bloated bumbling
My tour of modern Grease. Plus a celebulecture and a swashbuckled queen or two or three.
Joan Didion's stages of mourning
One good choice: Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet's final collaboration
My so-called life: the workshop
Our 25 favorite books of the yearfrom teen sex diseases and Aztec slaughterhouses to Kiss riffs and juvenile tambourinists
After Johnand Quintana: Joan Didion grapples with grief in a new book of common prayer
Where I Was From Finds Native Daughter Joan Didion Slouching Toward California Again
Aliens Invade New York