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 >>
Last week President Obama, inspired by December's Newtown shootings, announced 23 executive actions, and proposed some legislation, to address gun violence. The actions are rather mild ("Require criminal background checks for all gun sales," "Nominate an ATF Director," etc.) and the legislation prob ... More >>
Shame On Demand
The Brooklyn Book Festival is back
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 31, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 22 Dear Joyce Carol Oates: A fictitious correspondence by Phyllis Raphael Dear Joyce Carol Oates, I don't know if you will remember me but we met briefly about a year ago at Leo and Carol Weinberg's house ... More >>
Rimbaud, meet Betty White. Plus David Foster Wallace, Tayari Jones, and other spring books picks.
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. If Roast Beef Could Fly and Leading With My Chin Date: 2004; 1996 Publisher: ... More >>
Weekend trips to cultured places
Daniel S. NeunerAmit Chaudhuri, Tina Brown, Andrey Kurkov, and Jane Smiley Last week brought the announcement of the Man Booker International Prize 2009 Judges' List, the official shortlist for the sixty thousand pound, every-other-year prize for "one writer's continued creativity, development and ... More >>
Missing Man, Ariel View, Keep Your Eyes Open, and more
Fringe explores the life of writers -- plus sex, nudity and poo. Here we go again!
Joyce Carol Oates's 'Professional Fascination With Evil'
'86'95: From Evangelicals to Trannies, the First Gulf War to Tupac Shakur
Michel Houellebecq gives the legendary Lovecraft a new platform
Audioshave: What sort of book could be cut in half without losing a certain something?
Married writers parse words to uncover their secret pasts
What Every Student Needs to Know: How to Beat Writer's Block
Recipe for disaster: Write a play capitalizing on a disaster while purporting to explain it
Need Relief? Summon the Pen.
Heather Matarazzo Leaves the Dollhouse
Todays Composers Search for Inspiration in Novels, Plays, and Even Films
How Sports Took Over American Culture
Fringe '99 It's my penis and I'll cry if I want to
Two Sisters Sow Their Oates
Sundance Takes a Tumble