With the publication of the best-selling onanism epic Portnoy's Complaint in 1969, people would randomly shout at author Philip Roth on the street, "Leave it alone!"
They may have had a point, but Roth, of course, was writing about a character--though he admits that having an alter ego on the print ... More >>
The inspirations for Annie Clark's latest album as St. Vincent, Actor, perhaps sum up her darkly doe-eyed charm: hidden porn, guns, self-deceiving lovers, Philip Roth. One of nine children growing up in the Texas flatlands, the Oklahoma-born multi-instrumentalist left Berklee in 2003 to join the P ... More >>
John Updike has died today, at the age of 76. In his life, and over his long, prolific career, the writer served both as kind of glittering emblem of the literary world--the youthful, WASP-y good looks, that mannered style, that impeccable education--and, eventually, of that world's old guard. Dav ... More >>