About the book: Jay McInerney’s sixth novel was published in 1998, to unenthusiastic reviews. He still hadn’t fulfilled the promise of his..
Alicia Eler’s new book is called The Selfie Generation, but it could just as well be called The Selfie Moment. It captures the ambiguous p..
At one point in La Belle Sauvage, the child protagonists travel in their eponymous canoe along a stream covered in a high mist. That mist,..
Years ago, I was walking through London’s National Portrait Gallery with a family friend who was then a teenager. She was distinctly nonpl..
The most refreshing thing about 100 Years, 100 Buildings is that it’s not those 100 years. By cutting himself free of the artificial const..
In these apocalyptic times, utopian architecture has fallen out of favor. Why design for the future when the planet is burning up and you’..
According to my 1968 Webster’s, the definition of “modern” is:
of or characteristic of the present or recent times; not ancient: often us..
Where did emoji come from? Why did they seem to suddenly become ubiquitous? Are they here to stay? Should you or should you not use them i..
Frankly, I admired Chris Harrison’s decision to write a romance novel. It’s nice to think he does something with his off-hours besides get..
Arts journalism in 2013: opening a book review by disclosing that you’re an Internet friend of its author.
For Chelsea Fagan, the “..
“Readers who have been craving a comprehensive examination of the inner lives of pooping poets will not want to miss Jordan Castro’s n..
I’ve been listening to the audiobook recording of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, but I had to take a break from it. In Rowling’s first..