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With the urgency of the narrative, rich and intimate detail, and a wealth of skillfully layered characters, The News from Paraguay recalls the epic novels of Gabriel GarcIa MArquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.
SADIE STEIN ENDINGS ARE VERY, VERY HARD—the greater question is less why books disappoint than why any succeed. Each of these is a good book written by someone of great skill who, for whatever reason, choked, rushed, or otherwise ran a narrative off
LOS ANGELES IS A CITY OF TRAFFIC. So it only makes sense that La La Land, in theaters Dec. 9, opens in the thick of it—a long, glittering caterpillar of cars stopped on an elevated freeway that stretches out to the horizon under an enamel-blue Califo
Works by Sinclair Lewis, John Steinbeck, and Hannah Arendt have also had a spike in interest over the past year.
1 “If the campaign estranged Kushner from the privileged world he once inhabited, the election represented a conclusive break,” wrote Andrew Rice in his profile of Donald Trump’s son-in-law turned shadow campaign manager, Jared Kushner (“The Young Tr
Richard Prince may have just taught us.
HE WAS MOPPING FLOORS 2 YEARS AGO. NOW, AT AGE 75, THIS SELF-TAUGHT PAINTER IS MAKING HIS DEBUT IN THE NEW YORK ART WORLD
A decade ago, he was a Nobel contender.
SARAH BEGLEY CERTAIN BOOKS LEAVE READERS FEELING THEY KNOW EVERY MINUTE detail of a character’s inner life, as if they were lifelong companions and daily confidants. Paul Auster’s massive new novel, 4 3 2 1, is such a book. The concept behind the 8
FOR 60-PLUS YEARS, the Paris Review has asked writers just what they do every day. Judging from the excerpts below, a whole lot of them spend their time thinking—and arguing—about plot.
If you know your Rossellini from your Kurosawa, FilmStruck might be the streaming service for you.
JEFF NELSON, with reporting by Elizabeth McNeil IS JENNY FROM THE BLOCK EXPLORING NEW territory? After Drake attended Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have concerts in Las Vegas twice in one week, rumors ignited that she and the rapper are an item—and they’re
And the titles their authors say they loved
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
What the standout fiction of the last eight years can tell us about an art form, and a country, in flux.
THE FENCES STARS TALK ABOUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP, THEIR REUNION & THE PERILS OF THEIR INTENSE ROLES
Eddie Redmayne may be the star of the Harry Potter prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but his literary tastes are not confined to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. The actor tells TIME his list of favorites includes a historical acco
Ghosts and schmaltz haunt George Saunders’s first novel.
WE SET OUT TO FIND IMAGES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. ALONG THE WAY, WE UNEARTHED INCREDIBLE STORIES OF HOW THEY WERE MADE
SAM LANSKY The singer and American Idol alum, 34, is about to tour North America as the front man of Queen with original band members Roger Taylor and Brian May. Do you feel pressure to fill Freddie Mercury’s shoes when performing with Queen? At so
New shelters are designed to help refugees and others with limited means.
For making history If you ever find yourself in a position to sit down with Lin-Manuel Miranda, know this: You never really “sit down” with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is always in motion, on a mission; standing still really isn’t his thing. When the 36-
'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.' – Pablo Picasso
In a dazzling, abstract new novel, the Scottish author experiments with time, history, and art to respond to a tumultuous moment.
George Shiras the third (1859-1942) was captivated by the waters of Lake Superior at night, when sounds, shapes, and movements seemed more mysterious, more dramatic. Under cover of darkness, he sought out animals that lived along the shore of the lak
IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THE KIND OF GRAVITY THAT WORDS had with a ferociously intelligent man like Mr. Albee, who died Sept. 16 at age 88. He chose them and ordered them meticulously—not only in his great works of drama like The Zoo Story, A Delicate Ba
The author Emily Ruskovich discusses the uncanny restraint of Alice Munro and the art of starting a short story.
To CHIGOZIE OBIOMA, there is more to writing fiction than crafting engaging characters and plots. Writers, he says, have an opportunity to assess and critique the world in which they live. The 2015 Global Thinker’s debut novel, The Fishermen, is a do
JESSE GREEN CATS MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. LYRICS INSPIRED BY T. S. ELIOT. NEIL SIMON THEATRE. CATS WAS ALWAYS DIVINELY SNARKABLE, beginning with its provenance. How could anyone look at the morally knotty and verbally profound oeuvre of T. S
Halfway through director Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Sandra Bullock suffers the most cosmic case of homesick blues since Keir Dullea was hurled toward the infinite in 2001: A Space Odyssey nearly half a century ago. For Bullock, home is (as it was for
The Lincoln in the Bardo author dissects the Russian writer’s masterful meditations on beauty and sorrow in the short story “Gooseberries,” and explains the importance of questioning your stance while writing.