Roger Ebert: The Essential Man
A profile of the film critic.
A profile of the film critic.
Caveh Zahedi’s abject, self-defeating, ethically questionable, maddeningly original approach to documentary.
In defense of fiction.
The mentalist’s manipulation techniques give people too sophisticated to believe in the paranormal something quasi-scientific to hang on to.
Twenty years ago my hometown made national headlines when the local college staged an internationally acclaimed play about gay men and the AIDS crisis. The people I grew up with are still feeling the aftershocks.
Thomas Joshua Cooper risks his life to document the world’s remotest places.
A circle of young black playwrights is doing some of the most vital work in American theater. And Perry is at its center.
From the proto-bleep to meta-bleep: how the US government protects us from the profane.
On the then-new phenomenon of dead downtowns.
“It is not only for amenity but for economics that choice is so vital. Without a mixture on the streets, our downtowns would be superficially standardized, and functionally standardized as well. New construction is necessary, but it is not an unmixed blessing: its inexorable economy is fatal to hundreds of enterprises able to make out successfully in old buildings. Notice that when a new building goes up, the kind of ground-floor tenants it gets are usually the chain store and the chain restaurant. Lack of variety in age and overhead is an unavoidable defect in large new shopping centers and is one reason why even the most successful cannot incubate the unusual--a point overlooked by planners of downtown shopping-center projects.”
He helped build an artists’ utopia. Now he faces trial for 36 deaths there.
Max Harris was acquitted this week of charges of involuntary manslaughter.
How legends of the American music industry made millions off the work of Solomon Linda, a Zulu tribesman who wrote “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and died a pauper.
Will Sterling Ruby’s new clothing line devalue his other work?
A Dutch gallerist made thousands of forgeries and passed them off as the work of real artists. When he was caught, a new con began.
Seeing Hamilton with Barack Obama.
A mid-boom critique of New York City’s high-priced, mostly glass condo buildings.
A profile of the author on the eve on his debut novel, The Water Dancer.
The author recalls his time as a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
David Berman died Wednesday.
How Kaws short-circuited the art world.
An interview with the writer and Nobel laureate.
The author at 84.
Twenty years after the world first heard about Christopher McCandless, fans of Into the Wild continue to risk their lives to reach the bus where he died.
How the English graphic designer set the course for contemporary visual culture.
A profile of Marlon Brando, 33, holed up in a hotel suite in Kyoto where he was filming Sayonara.
How the CIA used a fake science fiction film to sneak six Americans out of revolutionary Iran. The declassified story that became Ben Affleck’s Argo.
A leading sci-fi writer takes stock of China’s global rise.