The great director always refused to get liposuction.
New York Review of Books
She was not just a poet, she was an “event” in American literature all by herself.
The dramatic liberties a much-heralded film takes with historical fact show how hard it is to get complexity onto the big screen.
What does satire do? What should we expect of it? Is it crucial to Western culture that we be free to produce it?
On the artist’s portrayal of violence and humanity.
A 2003 essay that foreshadows the emergence of the Islamic State a decade later – an insurgency incited by American policy in Iraq during the early days of the war.
What the Chinese education system can teach America about relying on test scores as the main metric of success.
A judge on the history and injustice of the plea bargain in America.
On a book of photographs shot by Leni Riefenstahl in the 1950s and 1960s depicting an African tribe.