Mary McCarthy

  • Film

    May 29, 2013
  • Theater

    June 20, 2012

    Harvey: Cheers for Booze

    Fueled by alcohol, Mary Chase's classic comedy shows its enduring charm

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    The 10 Best Bitchy Comments Of All Time

    ​Who would know better than me? The 10 dissiest, wickedest, bitchiest sass-o-grams (whether in movies or in life) are as follows: 10) "She doesn't write, she types!" (Gore Vidal re popular author Jackie Susann) 9) "She looks like a truck driver in drag." (Truman Capote re the very same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Eugene McCarthy Gets a Harsh Heckling by Edward Albee

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 28, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 4 The Candidate From Parnassus By Frederic Morton We're in 1971 and Presidential noises are loud in the land, coming from guys good and bad. I'm trying to remember the sounds of a Great Good Guy, hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Here's Yet More Proof the Village Is Never What It Was

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 7, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 1 'A San Remo type': the vanishing Village By Michael Harrington In 1949 the world was much younger than it is now. I had just arrived in New York from St. Louis, and was staying with a friend in a City C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Why Norman Mailer Sucked as a Filmmaker

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 24, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 2 Films by Andrew Sarris Norman Mailer's "BEYOND THE LAW" (at the Art) represents an infinite improvement over "Wild 90," Mailer's maiden effort in cinematographic expression. "Beyond the Law" is at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Seymour Krim Kneecaps the New Yorker

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 8, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 3 Who's Afraid of the New Yorker Now? By Seymour Krim There used to be a time, let me tell the younger generation, when the New Yorker had sting, when its latest short story was discussed all over town, when ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2008
  • News

    December 10, 2008

    Bloggers Vs. an Author: No One Wins

    Thoughts on book tours, literary self-promotion, and one published writer's blog spat

  • Theater

    April 10, 2007

    Lie, the Beloved Country

    Two revivals of classic dramas show America's knack for denying the truth

  • Theater

    October 10, 2006

    Two If By Sea

    A pair of non-English English plays forge into Broadway's deep waters

  • Theater

    September 26, 2006

    No Way Out

    Pre-tech or postmodern, realist plays offer a glimpse at living death

  • Art

    July 25, 2006

    Mr. Happy

    In a law professor's debut novel, Homo academicus meets pseudologia fantastica

  • Books

    August 30, 2005

    Show Me the Bunny

    Appetite for instruction: the hungry mind of Edmund Wilson

  • Theater

    August 3, 2004

    Horton Hatches A Plot

    When old playwrights look back, they sometimes see youthful thrills instead of nostalgia

  • News

    May 25, 2004

    Opus Heyday

    The success of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code excites interest in a secretive Catholic lay group—and further notes on the culture of conspiracism

  • Theater

    December 10, 2002
  • Theater

    September 10, 2002
  • Columns

    August 6, 2002
  • News

    February 26, 2002


    Netherlands' Novelists Descend Upon New York

  • Theater

    December 11, 2001
  • Theater

    February 29, 2000
  • Books

    January 4, 2000
  • Theater

    August 10, 1999

    Critical Condition

    Assassins and Cash— In Search of a True Theater Discourse

  • Theater

    March 2, 1999
  • News

    December 29, 1998

    Zapping the Common Cold

    Viral infections, from flu to hepatitis, have long been considered untreatable. But that's about to change.

  • Books

    December 1, 1998
  • Books

    October 13, 1998