• Voice Choices

    December 29, 2010


    The Paris Review gets a makeover

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Updike's Uptown Crawl Recreated

    Photo from the Book Bench An early Updike Talk of the Town piece saw the writer quixotically attempt to make his way between the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center without once setting foot on either 5th or 6th Avenue. He called it a "service to readers who are too frail or shy for good-n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    National Book Awards Prospects Postmortem

    Four takes on the death of the book, from the National Book Awards insanity last night. Boris Kachka, Vulture (Optimistic): Hope and change, then, were in the air, desperate circumstances notwithstanding here on Wall Street and up in publishers' offices. But would the award selections bear out thi ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2007

    Tastes Like Turkey

    A dough canoe from the Aegean mysteriously disappears