Jacquelyn Ardam profiles Patricia Escárcega, the first restaurant critic of color at the Los Angeles Times.
Jacquelyn Ardam considers “The Difference Is Spreading,” edited by Al Filreis and Anna Strong Safford.
Jacquelyn Ardam interviews Laura Levitt on the objects left behind after trauma in her new book, “The Objects That Remain.”
Jacquelyn Ardam weighs in on “Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered” by “My Favorite Murder” podcasters Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff.
Jacquelyn Ardam on the ecstasy of detritus in Tommy Pico’s “Junk.”
Jacquelyn Ardam reviews Michelle Dean’s “Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art Out of Having an Opinion.”
Jacquelyn Ardam reviews a new critical study of cryptic modernist poet Mina Loy.
Deborah Nelson’s “Tough Enough” examines how intellectual powerhouses including Hannah Arendt, Susan Sontag, and Diane Arbus face reality head on.
Susan Sontag’s entire digital life is now available to researchers. What should they do with it?
While many have categorized Sorted Books as a kind of poetry, Nina Katchadourian’s pieces are rarely taken seriously as poems or read in a poetic...