The Exile of the Bohemians

The artists are leaving San Francisco.

Thursday, April 23


The Strange Experience of Having My Memoir Turned Into a Movie

Most people think they’d be thrilled to have their memoir snapped up for a movie. The author had a different, more troubled experience.

Wednesday, April 22


The Catastrophe

Tracking Spalding Grey’s descent towards suicide.

Sunday, April 19


Drake in Real Life

A week at Coachella with the rapper and some mushrooms.


The Man Who Makes the World’s Funniest People Even Funnier

On Brent White, the joke whisperer who edits the largely improvisational comedies of Paul Feig, Judd Apatow and Adam McKay.

Friday, April 17


Necessarily the News

The politics and rhetoric of Trevor Noah’s appointment as the new host of the Daily Show.


Sally Mann's Exposure

In 1992, a magazine story introduced the world to the photographs of Sally Mann. Here, she responds to the firestorm that article produced.


Being Ringo Starr

Life behind the Beatles curtain, with the man whose real name is actually Richard Starkey.

Thursday, April 16


The Perils of Pauline

One famous critic (Adler) takes another (Pauline Kael) to task for a collection of reviews that is “without Kael- or Simon-like exaggeration, not simply, jarringly, piece by piece, line by line, and without interruption, worthless.”

Wednesday, April 15


This Magic Moment

David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos and director of the series finale, analyzes the final scene shot-by-shot.


Lou Reed’s Sister Sets the Record Straight About His Childhood

On his anxiety as a teenager, the treatment he was given for it, and the way that the psychiatry of the day failed his family.

Tuesday, April 14


A Tale of Two Poets

On the parallel sadness of Thom Gunn and Elizabeth Bishop.