LUMINOUS, PENETRATING, AND UNCANONIZABLE, the writings of 20th-century French philosopher Simone Weil were neither originally conceived as books nor...
It is neither an accident nor a disaster that humanity is now, for the first time in its history, a predominantly urban species.
Like all pop stars of the stature she’s now attained, Beyoncé is less an expresser of herself than a mirror for our fantasies and fears.
"Few ever stop to ask how many lives just went up a supermodel's nose." Or got smoked in a bowl. Or rolled in a joint.
Ah, Middle Age. Ye despised state.
The number is highly debatable, but it turns out that, Facebook aside, the average person has about 150 friends.
Since Wyoming is now popularly associated with Dick Cheney and Matthew Shepard's murderers, it’s good to see a more complex portrait of the territory.
It’s a moral dilemma described in devastating images of both his mother’s failures and the author’s own bottomless faults.
The idea that Orwell rather than Huxley was the one to turn to if one wanted a fictional lens through which to see China went virtually unchallenged..
This was the canonical American art for which the claim "you had to be there" seemed strongest ...
The Potter voice: that mock-pedantic tone of winning modesty and warm condescension.
A "ghostly reanimation" of the poet's textual presence; translation gives way to transposition, to citational graft and recycling.
Word and line can marry enticingly in the art of tattoo.
Read in tandem, Starr’s and Braudy’s books offer a concise but compelling reflection on California history.
Beauty linked to life and death.
It is almost entirely abstract.