Renata Adler

3 articles

The Perils of Pauline

One famous critic (Adler) takes another (Pauline Kael) to task for a collection of reviews that is “without Kael- or Simon-like exaggeration, not simply, jarringly, piece by piece, line by line, and without interruption, worthless.”


Decoding The Starr Report

Ripping out the guts of an “utterly preposterous document”: the Starr Report on the Monica Lewinsky scandal.


Letter from Selma

A voting rights march, from Selma to the statehouse in Montgomery, Alabama.


A Court Of No Appeal

How one obscure sentence upset the New York Times.