David Krasnow appears in the following:
Friday, April 27, 2012
It’s the first poem about David Bowie to win the Pulitzer Prize. Tracy K. Smith’s collection Life on Mars contains many references to the man she salutes as the “Pope of Pop." Smith a...
Friday, April 13, 2012
Growing up in Evanston, Illinois, Rashid Johnson remembers school trips to visit The Art Institute of Chicago. On one visit, while horsing around trying to impress a girl, Johnson b...
Friday, March 30, 2012
Lionel Shriver’s novel The New Republic is maybe in a genre by itself: a comedy about terrorism. “When I finished the novel in 1998,” she tells Kurt Andersen, “I did try to publish ...
Friday, February 17, 2012
This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions. Thomas Jefferson was as passionate about building his house as he was about founding the United States. Yet...
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
A design for a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower on the National Mall has become the subject of controversy.
The New York Times reports that descendants of Eisenhower complain that Frank Gehry's design, which represents the president as a young farm boy, belittles his legacy of ...
Friday, January 20, 2012
The new DVD Talking Heads: Chronology contains film and video of Talking Heads in performance going all the way back to 1975 — before the advent of camcorders, and two years before ...
Friday, December 16, 2011
Computers have taken over an incredible array of human tasks. They fly our planes, give us directions, recommend books, set us up on dates. But can they tell us a good story?
Friday, December 16, 2011
A new film premiered this year that is truly one of a kind. whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir was made by Eve Sussman and her collaborators, known as the Rufus Corporation. They shot most...
Monday, November 14, 2011
This weekend, the Brooklyn Academy of Music presented a new work of originality, power, and beauty that left an audience slack-jawed.
is a collaboration between the graphic novelist Danijel Zezelj and composer Darcy James Argue, and it is destined to be considered a classic of the ...
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Friday, October 28, 2011
Jesmyn Ward was at the end of her summer break when Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown of Delisle, Mississippi.
Bonus Track: Jesmyn Ward reads from Salvage the Bones
Monday, October 03, 2011
“General Orders No. 9” was the document in which Robert E. Lee ordered his troops to surrender to Ulysses S. Grant. A
film of the same name by Robert Persons never refers to this document or to the Civil War itself, which is strange. There is a lot ...
Monday, September 12, 2011
The first track on Wild Flag’s debut release is called “Romance,” and ends with this: We love the sound, the sound is what found us, sound is the love between me and you. I love how w...
Friday, August 26, 2011
When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him. Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race
Friday, August 19, 2011
Until the movie District 9 came out two years ago, “South African science fiction” didn’t ring any bells for Americans. But that may change. The winner of this year’s Arthur C. Clar...
Friday, August 05, 2011
It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
There are ex-spouses who communicate through their lawyers; ex-spouses who send each other Christmas cards; ex-spouses who remain cordial out of affection or for the sake of the kid...
Friday, June 17, 2011
At 91 years of age, Kitty Wells is the oldest living member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. And she can still surprise unsuspecting listeners. Despite her demure gingham dresses ...
Thursday, May 05, 2011
No stranger to controversy — the cliché fits Tony Kushner, whose groundbreaking play cycle Angels in America (subtitle A Gay Fantasia on National Themes) was one of the major flashpoi...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mark my words: the beginning of the 21
st century is going to be remembered as a golden age of chamber music. A case in point is the new debut from the Janus Trio, I Am Not. Read More
Monday, January 03, 2011
This is the handsomest set of the essays that made H. L. Mencken famous.