Subject:

Louis Menand

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    New Yorker Review Makes Writing Classes Look Fun, Useless

    Louis Menand's New Yorker review of Mark McGurl's The Program Era, a history of the rise of university writing programs and workshops, is subtitled, "Should creative writing be taught?" Despite itself, the review does not encourage a positive answer. Menand tells us that "by 1975, there were fiftee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    The New Yorker Looks at the Village Voice

    We commend to you Louis Menand's New Yorker piece, "It Took a Village: How the Voice changed journalism." You'd expect us to do that, of course, but we aren't just reflecting perceived flattery. The article is mainly about the past, after all, and might just as easily be taken as a rebuke (as at P ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2008

    CARTOON CENTRAL

    So many comic books, only three days

  • News

    April 9, 2002

    Forget the Books

    Secrets of Book Reviewing Revealed

  • News

    July 4, 2000

    The Kinsley Report

    'Slate' Gets Self-Critical

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