The PEN World Voices Festival returns
"You know you’re going to see something good when people call a movie tasteless."
Amis presents Macbeth on November 4 at BAM Rose Cinemas.
Ben Davis sums up art, class, and criticism in 9.5 Theses
Why the late writer was our most important art critic
Consider this literary sex scene: "A spaceship crashes with two midgets that get split up. The blonde one walks around until she finds a farm where she rests and masturbates." In reality, that quote is literary only in that somebody went to the trouble of writing it down--it's actually an excerpt ... More >>
Many complicated tributes to John Updike today. This was a writer with an ambivalent reputation among people of a certain age (and an impossibly glowing one with people of another). But facile opinions tend to fall away at moments like these. The New Yorker's Book Bench has gathered together a slate ... More >>
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. Fuzzy Mules, Pink Slippers Volume One: Came a Clown Author: McAllister Ransom Publisher: Kohinoor Books, ... More >>
Flying himself into the world of geopolitics
Self-satisfied, insider-y, predictablea case against the New Yorker Festival
Martin Amis's new novel sets a love triangle in a Soviet gulag
Rodrigo Fresán's ambitious novel mashes up a J.M. Barrie bio with warped Beatlemania
Also by this Author: Remember when Martin Amis was writing about Space Invaders?
High Fidelity author chucks headphones, aims wit at death
Is Amis's Yellow Dog truly a dogor a post-satiric romp?
Horndog debuts: Ménages à trois, strippers, and Kundera
But Maybe Not the American Kind
Tina Brown Gets a Buzz Cut
A court ruling this month brings the shadowy world of vanity publishing into the open