The New York Review of Books publishes mostly men, and in that, they're not alone, joined by pretty much every major print magazine in this country. But the NYRB's editor, Robert Silvers, responded to a criticism of their mostly-maleness this week with an amazing, somewhat baffling form letter. The ... More >>
Tamara Shopsin Spoonbill & Sugartown Wednesday, 7:30pm, Free Shopsin's new memoir is arranged the way any harried artist's journal might be--in fragments, drawings, photographs, and asides--and surprisingly all the more cohesive for it. Mumbai New York Scranton (Scribner) highlights the underlying c ... More >>
The sky keeps falling!
Brian Kellow's biography tries to tackle the iconic film critic
At the beginning of 2011, the writer and reader Anne Hays published a much-discussed open letter to The New Yorker, decrying the lack of female voices in recent issues and demanding a refund should the gender imbalance not at least move toward righting itself. In the weeks since, the women's ... More >>
This weekend, essays in the New York Review of Books and the New York Times tackle giant questions about the hold technology has on our daily lives. Zadie Smith's "Generation Why?" is ostensibly a review of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network, but it is much more. It is a disc ... More >>
This weekend in things you never thought you'd read: the writer Lorrie Moore, best known for her sad short stories about sad people, delivers an essay in the latest New York Review of Books on HBO's The Wire, based around two books about the show, The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 29, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 33 15 Receive 'Obies' For '68-'69 Season The 14th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway awards were announced on Saturday afternoon at the Village Gate. More than 500 guests gathered to applaud the 15 winners of ... More >>
Earlier this morning, media pundit Michael Wolff decided to -- as he has a reputation for doing -- lob a very loaded water-balloon of a blog post against writer, historian, author, and NYU professor Tony Judt, accusing Judt of fabricating an article he wrote with his son for Sunday's New York ... More >>
Taxi culture is a big part of New York lore -- Jimmy Cagney, Robert DeNiro, and Ernest Borgnine are among the many memorable movie hacks -- but real cabbies don't get much attention unless they're delivering a baby in the backseat or something like that. Amy Braunschweiger's Taxi Confident ... More >>
The novelist gathers up a wide collection of her essays.
A wild decade, reissued
Cartoonists team up with the literati in Brooklyn
Stuff White People Like #124: Hand-Wringing Gentrification Tales. Case in point: A rapt crowd, 99.9% Caucasian, packed into Park Slope's Community Bookstore for L.J. Davis's March 31 reading from A Meaningful Life, his scathing 1971 satire about a reverse-pioneer from Idaho who tries to redeem his b ... More >>
From the New Yorker's "Your Eustace, 2009," the mag's annual contest for the best new version of Rea Irvin's classic cover, this entry (one of 12 winners — and my favorite) is "Eustace, the Undead New Yorker," by David Cook of Suwanee, Georgia. Further proof of the schizophrenic media cult ... More >>
The return of the Indie & Small Press Book Fair
An evening with Orhan Pamuk and Salman Rushdie
The perfect place to meet that special bibliophile
Trouble is his business: Noir alter-ego Benjamin Black returns with The Silver Swan
Eat your greens: chewing over the history and politics of vegetarianism
Gifts for addicts and fanatics
Articulate, Mnemosyne! Banville's weak Booker winner
The truth about pilots, the pope, pot, and the Nazis' favorite dwarfs
Deep impact: Porno doc looks back at the culture wars set off by a landmark '70s skin flick
How the CBS memos helped re-elect george W. Bush; cataclysm foretold in the Atlantic
George Bush is getting four more years to remake the world in his image. (Too bad for us, he already started.)
Voter beware: Three books revisit the 2000 election debacle
The Best Photo Books of 2003
A franc discussion: Putting a rocky relationship to the test
The Surprising Legacy of George Plimpton
Quarterly Gets New Editor and Makeover
The Musicals a Joke AgainBut Is It a Good Joke?
Need Relief? Summon the Pen.
Beach Fare with an Edge
Publishers Scramble to Make Electronic Books a Reality
Getting and Spending, According to Condé Nast
Fifty Years of State Terrorism
Is Masculinity a Cultural Construction or a Biological Fact? Science (and Sci-Fi) Enter the Gender Fray.
Times Co. Digital to court wine-swilling cultural elite