Matthew Spektor analyzes the Los Angeles photography of Stephen Hilger’s “In the Alley.”
“Chinatown” meets “Barton Fink” in this brilliant dark fantasy about Hollywood — and the deserts that surround it.
Matthew Specktor and author David Leo Rice discuss his book series, “A Room in Dodge City.”
Matthew Specktor reviews Matthew Weiner's debut novel, "Heather, the Totality."
Matthew Specktor interviews John Freeman Gill about his debut novel "The Gargoyle Hunters," New York novels, and the built environment.
Katherine Taylor discusses her writing process, the autobiographical nature of writing, and the inspiration in California's Central Valley.
Has Renata Adler's genuine radicalism resulted in her being silenced?
LOOK BEYOND THE CANDY AND COSTUMES — Halloween is a storyteller’s holiday. We fear the witch, the goblin, the ghost, because of the stories we...
MATTHEW SPECKTOR: The Paris Review may be the greatest living archive in American letters. And there’s always the temptation to see it that way — as...
It's no wonder that we are often confused by impostors, delighted by sock puppets, and relieved — most of us, anyway — that we remain singular.
He missed the first class. In fact, he missed the first three.
The Cows seems particularly playful, gentle. Her consciousness here bristles, stirs, even strains, but it rarely furrows or breaks.