One man’s dream to turn America into a post-prohibition wine utopia.
Arts & Culture
Friday, March 30
Thursday, March 29
This interview with Kurt Vonnegut was originally a composite of four interviews done with the author over the past decade. The composite has gone through an extensive working over by the subject himself, who looks upon his own spoken words on the page with considerable misgivings . . . indeed, what follows can be considered an interview conducted with himself, by himself.
Tuesday, March 27
Don’t call them “foodies.”
Monday, March 26
A profile of 25-year-old Lena Dunham, showrunner and star of HBO’s Girls.
Sunday, March 25
When we're introduced, I spend a long moment trying to conjugate the reality of James Brown's face, one I've contemplated as an album-cover totem since I was thirteen or fourteen: that impossible slant of jaw and cheekbone, that Pop Art slash of teeth, the unmistakable rage of impatience lurking in the eyes. It's a face drawn by Jack Kirby or Milton Caniff, that's for sure, a visage engineered for maximum impact at great distances, from back rows of auditoriums.
Saturday, March 24
“My name is Jackie and I am addicted to waitressing.” An essay on waiting tables.
On Abbey Road studios, the Beatles, and modern record production.
Thursday, March 22
In 1963, William Zantzinger was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Hattie Carroll and then immortalized – and somewhat defamed – by Bob Dylan. What’s he been up to since then?
Wednesday, March 21
Tuesday, March 20
An Iowa dad’s surprisingly short path from commentor to screenwriter.
Jimmy McNulty, Mike Daisey, and the problems with skirting the system to get to the greater truth.