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Arts & Culture
Sunday, January 18
Private planes, caviar lunches and Little League.
Wednesday, January 14
Since exposing the Neapolitan mafia by publishing Gomorrah at age 27, Roberto Saviano has lived for nearly a decade under armed guard, shuttling between anonymous hotels and army barracks.
Sunday, January 11
An interview with the novelist, who died on Saturday.
“There’s only one subject for fiction or poetry or even a joke: how it is. In all the arts, the payoff is always the same: recognition. If it works, you say that’s real, that’s truth, that’s life, that’s the way things are. ‘There it is.’”
Friday, January 9
Wednesday, January 7
Michel Houellebecq on his controversial new novel, Submission, which imagines France electing its first Muslim president.
Noah Lennox—better known as Panda Bear—has lived in Lisbon for a decade. How has the Portuguese capital shaped his life and work?
Tuesday, January 6
"Here’s God’s truth about it: being a groupie wasn’t about sex, it was about access. I wanted to live in the stage life, dazzled by color and sound, constantly in motion, driven by excitement and power, loved by the stage lights, part of the story."
Sunday, January 4
Stefan Simchowitz has supported dozens of emerging young artists. Why do so many people hate him?
Friday, January 2
The best-selling young novelist lay dead in a trash-strewn cottage on Ireland’s rugged coast for over a week before she was discovered.