The indispensable octogenarian, Doris Lessing, continues to astonish with her latest books.
Two new films explore the provocative premise that slavery in America didn’t end after the Civil War.
By Liza Weisstuch An illuminating new book suggests that, post-Holocaust, the question is no longer whether Jews should live in Germany but how they should live there. Being Jewish in the New Germany by Jeffrey Peck. (Rutgers University Press) Read an excerpt from “Being Jewish in the New Germany.” Last year marked the 60-year anniversary […]
Mary Gaitskill’s fine novel “Veronica” explores the links between beauty and ugliness.
Anyone who reads this bestselling, critically acclaimed novel becomes part of the focus group for the inevitable television or Hollywood stinker.
An engaging new memoir explores how the fusion of man and machine is about maintaining humanity, not creating monsters.
An increasingly popular movement in the visual arts prides itself on picturing everything that is the raw, untutored, and irrational.
A new book gives a philosophical analysis of American culture’s obsession with nonsense.
Sci-fi master Samuel Delany’s latest novel is a mystery set in the ancient world. Phallos, by Samuel R. Delany. (Bamberger Books) By Vincent Czyz Samuel R. Delany is best known as “l’enfant terrible” who published his first novel at age 20 and then went on to win science fiction’s most prestigious awards — the Nebula […]