Poet Purdey Lord Kreiden, French heir-apparent to the transfigured decadence throne, if she wants it, has been reading in New York for the past week with a new chapbook, Children of the Bad Hour (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015). The book is propelled by a charmed prophesy–or as Sarah Nicholson and Jane Gregory have put it: […]
Steelheart is the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s young adult series The Reckoners. The second book in the trilogy, Firefight, was recently released and joined the ranks of the first book as a #1 New York Times bestseller. The conclusion, Calamity, doesn’t appear to have a release date yet. Show More Summary
Robert Laurence’s “Letters from Brooklyn: A slightly irregular memoir of everyday life in New York City, with a tour guide thrown in” is required reading if you’re going to the Brooklyn and New York area, required reading if you’re there — and even more required if you’ve ever wondered “why is there always all this [...]Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Szabó Magda's The Door, Len Rix's translation, published in the UK in 2005, finally making it to the US, courtesy of New York Review Books. One wonders whether (and strongly...Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Vivant Denon's small eighteenth century classic (in Lydia Davis' translation), No Tomorrow, which New York Review Books brought out a couple of years ago.
The architect Zaha Hadid has settled a libel suit she had filed against the New York Review of Books.
Lots of great reads in ladyblogland this week! I will never tire of Maria Callas. The New York Review of Books India’s new comic book hero fights rape and (awesomely) rides on the back of a tiger. NPR The key to living a long life is no men. Buzzfeed Best quote from the Pitchfork interview … Continue reading Dispatches from Ladyblogland
Normally, I’m wary of lawsuits against critics. I think back to the case of Dan Moldea, who sued the New York Times after his book “Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football” was reviewed negatively in that paper in 1989.
The cash from her suit against the New York Review of Books will go to a workers' rights organization. Zaha Hadid has withdrawn her lawsuit against the New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler, and will donate the...Show More Summary
Photo via Getty Images After a five-month courtroom battle, Zaha Hadid has settled her defamation lawsuit against the New York Review of Books, and its critic Martin Filler. Over the summer, the London-based starchitect filed a libel suit claiming that...
Wow: Charles Simic writes about Mark Strand for the New York Review of Books blog. Strand, who died in November, was one of Simic’s oldest friends: “Having known him for forty-six years, I’ve come to realize since he passed away what a huge presence he was in my life and still continues to be.” This […]
Martin Scorsese is a busy man, as his directing and producing careers have him working pretty much non-stop. Yet with a new HBO show on the horizon, a documentary released last year on the New York Review of Books, and a lavish short film advertising a casino in Macau, the man has still been planning a new cinematic outing between the lines. Show More Summary
Once a month, Eater reviews cookbooks on a four star scale (here's more on how the books are reviewed). Today: Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton (chef of New York City restaurant Prune). Prune, the first cookbook from Beard Award-winning chef Gabrielle Hamilton, is not what I was expecting. Show More Summary
The New York Times’ ArtsBeat reminds us that the National Book Critics Circle Awards are “one of the most prestigious American literary awards…judged by a panel of critics and book review editors.” They come in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Both ArtsBeat and the LA Times report on the announcement of […]
A friend pointed me toward Sigrid Nunez's New York Times review of Emily St. John Mandel's popular and award-winning novel Station Eleven. He said it expressed some of the reservations that caused me to stop reading the book, and itShow More Summary
At the New York Review of Books, Helen Vendler explains it all: Lucie Brock-Broido’s poetry is “imaginative beyond the usual notions of that word.” More in this review of Brock-Broido’s Stay, Illusion (Knopf, 2013): …[U]nlike the many dull poems, domestic or disarticulated, that proliferate on page and Web, her inventions have power. The personal narrative […]
New York police resentment toward Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) extended beyond the service for a fellow officer to a gathering following his memorial, according to the New York Review of Books. “De Blasio is nothing but a whore’s court jester, sucking the cck of every protester,” an...
The latest issue of the New York Review of Books has an article about the new Turing film, explaining in detail how it gets pretty much everything completely wrong about Turing and his story (see my review here). In related … Continue reading ?
Over at the New York Review of Books, Michael Greenberg delves into the complex complicated relationship between the citizens, politicians, and policemen of NYC in the wake of Eric Garner's death. Among the details that came to public: what happened in the bars after the funerals of two murdered policemen.
Over the weekend, the New York Review of Books published a long essay by Michael Greenberg about the standing hostility between mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department. While writing the piece, Greenberg found himself at a bar in Glendale, Queens, where several N.Y.P.D. Show More Summary