Muriel Spark

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Liz Taylor's Five Most Enjoyably Terrible Movies

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Zadie Smith Columbia Syllabus Leaks (Leaks?)

    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 >>

  • Theater

    October 17, 2006

    Unnecessary Evils

    Find the theater dull lately? A lot of theater-makers seem to want it that way.

  • Books

    May 16, 2006

    Can't Stop Won't Stop

    Joyce Carol Oates's 'Professional Fascination With Evil'

  • Books

    March 13, 2001
  • Books

    September 26, 2000