Kamel Daoud’s celebrated retelling of Albert Camus’s The Stranger came within two votes of winning the Prix Goncourt. It has also made him a target of radical Islamists.
Arts & Culture
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“The regular average layman couldn’t see what I see. And the way they’re painting the trainer is all wrong. Look at him there, screaming, Do this! and Do that! I never had anyone telling me what to do. I did it. Shouting at the fighter like that makes him look like an animal, like a horse to be trained.”
Saturday, March 28
Thursday, March 26
The former Beastie Boy, 48, tries to figure out what’s next.
Wednesday, March 25
Lonnie Sue Johnson is an artist who can’t retain a memory for longer than a minute or two.
Monday, March 23
The British artist, a contemporary of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, has been called “the most unabashedly all-balls-out, rock ‘n’ roll” of her generation.
Thursday, March 19
A woman thought a Coen brothers movie was a “true story” and tracked it to her death. Now someone’s made a fictional film about her, further blurring the lines between reality and artifice.
Wednesday, March 18
Many people hoped that this would be the second book she’d publish.
Tuesday, March 17
Being friends with Susan Sontag was thrilling, but also “shot through in the end with mutual irritation.”
Monday, March 16
What’s behind the cyclical fashionability of the monstrously ugly Birkenstock?