An essay on Beyoncé and her fans.
Arts & Culture
A conversation with the author of Calvin and Hobbes.
Thursday, April 17
“In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.”
Tuesday, April 15
Sunday, April 13
The story of Rick James.
Excerpted from Scary Monsters and Super Freaks.
Saturday, April 12
On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and vanished without a trace.
Friday, April 11
“In the recent history of American music, there’s no figure parallel to Lehrer in his effortless ascent to fame, his trajectory into the heart of the culture — and then his quiet, amiable, inexplicable departure.”
Thursday, April 10
Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, on crying in movie theaters, “attention whores” and David Foster Wallace.
Tuesday, April 8
The downside of opening up.
Saturday, April 5
Stolen time with the writer as he neared the end.