It wasn't always Academy Awards for Liz Taylor. When her movies were bad, they were truly rotten--though always in a highly entertaining way thanks to her verve and outfits. The five most fun stinkers she ever made are: (5) The Sandpiper. 1965. (Above) Vincente Minnelli directed this cra ... More >>
Anyone who's read On Beauty knows that author Zadie Smith's attitude towards academia is ambivalent at best. But this is what passes for a day job in the novel writing world, and so this semester finds Smith up at Columbia, teaching a fiction seminar called "Sense and Sensibility." The syllabus fo ... More >>
Find the theater dull lately? A lot of theater-makers seem to want it that way.
Joyce Carol Oates's 'Professional Fascination With Evil'