Recommended reading: Robert Darnton writes for The New York Review of Books blog about the history and politics of censorship.
Jennifer Schuessler at The New York Times reports on the work and new book of Dan Jurafsky: In a study of more than a million Yelp restaurant reviews, Mr. Jurafsky and the Carnegie Mellon team found that four-star reviews tended to use a narrower range of vague positive words, while one-star reviews had a more […]
As an author and a contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, Ian Buruma has repeatedly returned to topics that ceaselessly fascinate him: war, violence, art, religion, often all at once. In Theater of Cruelty.....
Had it really been ten years, N. thought. The past decade had been a large one in the history of his life. He had traveled from Boston to New York. He had written book reviews for small publications that nobody had read, and now he had a book, a name, a platform, as much as he hated the word. Show More Summary
Writing in the New York Review of Books, Jed Perl takes a stand against Art Smarm. Jeff Koons's retrospective at The Whitney Museum of Art, which opened in July, consumes more space and cost more money than any exhibit the museum has ever devoted to a single artist. Show More Summary
Following up on my previous posts (links below): New York Review of Books, Stop the Misuse of Philanthropy!, by Lewis B. Cullman (Author, Can’t Take It With You—The Art of Making and Giving Money (2014)): At ninety-five, as a businessman and philanthropist, I want to call attention to little-known ploys...
Martin Scorsese plus the New York Review of Books? It’s a match made in New York heaven, isn’t it? But,… Read More
When was the last time The New York Review of Books ran a piece by a Palestinian? Lots of Israeli writers, including lately Assaf Sharon, who ignores the BDS movement and advocates for democracy in Israel and Palestine, when saying the Israel's choice is between the extreme right and the two-state solution. Show More Summary
Ben Lerner, whose 10:04 has been reviewed in Bookforum and the New York Times, made an appearance on The New Directions blog to recommend four books of poetry that have at one point or another graced his nightstand. (No word on how he winnows down his list of books to be stacked on said nightstand, […]
Arch Daily rounds up the critical consensus on Zaha Hadid's decision to sue the New York Review of Books for defamation, and unsurprisingly, no one seems to think it was a very good move. The most damning pronouncement comes from...
Half a King is the first book in the Shattered Sea trilogy by New York Times bestselling fantasy author Joe Abercrombie, who has also written The First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and Red Country. This latest novel, his first YA book, will be followed by Half the World in February 2015. Show More Summary
A Bryn Mawr Classical Review reviw, by Josephine Shaya of the book (Elizabeth Marlowe, 'Shaky Ground: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art' Debates in archaeology, London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013) which nobody involved in the portable antiquities debate can do without reading. Show More Summary
Photo via Getty Images British starchitect Zaha Hadid, international purveyor of colorless, sloping futuro-structures, is suing Martin Filler, a critic for the New York Review of Books, for allegedly defamatory statements in his recent piece, called "The Insolence of Architecture."...
A defamation lawsuit filed last week by world-renowned London based architect Zaha Hadid certainly got the plaintiff’s attention. On Monday, the New York Review of Books posted a letter from article author Martin Filler. It reads: In...Show More Summary
Architect Zaha Hadid has filed a libel lawsuit over an article that recently appeared in the New York Review of Books, prompting the author to issue an admission of error.
Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid does not appreciate the criticism that has been leveled at her of late. She recently announced plans to sue The New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler over alleged defamatory statements in
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A well-known architecture critic has retracted a portion of a recent book review that Pritzker prize-winning-architect Zaha Hadid claimed in a lawsuit had defamed her. Hadid sued Martin Filler...Show More Summary
Whoops. Last week architect Zaha Hadid demanded that the New York Review of Books retract a June essay by critic Martin Filler, claiming that the "personal attack disguised as a book review" had "exposed Ms. Hadid to public ridicule and contempt." Read Full Story
Martin Filler acknowledged a significant error in a New York Review of Books article he wrote that was harshly critical of Ms. Hadid.
The architect sues the New York Review of Books over an article by critic Martin Fuller. The escalating battle between Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and her many critics has reached a fever pitch. Hadid, the target of outcry...Show More Summary