Kara Walker's Next Act
Life after the sugar sphinx.
Life after the sugar sphinx.
“Brace Belden can’t remember exactly when he decided to give up his life as a punk-rocker turned florist turned boxing-gym manager in San Francisco, buy a plane ticket to Iraq, sneak across the border into Syria, and take up arms against the Islamic State. But as with many major life decisions, Belden, who is 27 — “a true idiot’s age,” in his estimation — says it happened gradually and then all at once.”
Danny Rubin wrote the movie and then the musical 24 years later. What happens when one thing becomes your entire life?
An interview with the founding editor of the New York Review of Books, who died Monday.
Yes to Bernie Sanders, Rihanna, and the Real Housewives. No to the pussy hats.
“These, I now know, are the details of how my mother died..:”
George Trow’s Within the Context of No Context was a brilliant, scary vision of a cultural end-time. Then, having described it, he lived it, spiraling into madness.
The hour-by-hour account of two Iraqis’ detainment and release.
" I was twenty-six years old and an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America, and that’s all that most people knew about me. But beneath the surface, I was full of secrets..."
The rise and fall of the Seven-Seven - stationed in the war zone of 1980’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn - and how an idealistic young recruit became part of cash-snatching, drug-reselling, renegade clique of cops
“A love letter to my new country.”
Can a $100,000 robot that makes a delicious crab bisque replace a real chef?
The screaming ambassador to the sidewalks of New York City.
Revisiting the 2006 masterpiece.
A young Brazilian couple from “an impoverished northeastern city that’s been described as ground zero of the Zika epidemic” struggle to care for their daughter.
Real-estate mogul Charles Kushner had been cast out of power, found guilty of a strange bundle of crimes including “secretly setting up [his brother-in-law] with a prostitute, then taping the encounter.” His son Jared, then 23, was left to carry the ambition for the both of them.
The dream of getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes has run into a few speed bumps.
On culture and the driverless car.
Shirley Jackson wrote 17 books while raising four children — and she couldn’t have had a successful career without them.
Lenny Pozner used to believe in conspiracy theories. Until his son’s death became one.
How women at Fox News ended the career of Roger Ailes.
Anti-aging medicine has been an epicenter of quackery for more than a century, but an MIT scientist is waging his reputation on a new pill.
“There was no they.' There was not even a 'he,' no armed person turning on a crowd. But what happened at JFK last night was, in every respect but the violence, a mass shooting.”
It’s in Florida and it involves Marco Rubio, the 33-year-old preferred candidate of the Democratic establishment, and “the only member of Congress whose desk is decorated with a plaque that reads: I HAVE FLYING MONKEYS AND I’M NOT AFRAID TO USE THEM!”