Sarah Montague appears in the following:
Monday, November 29, 2010
WNYC interviews Novelist Michael Korda about his new biography of T. E. Lawrence, "Hero."
Thursday, November 18, 2010
As the light pleasures of summer give way to the denser ones of autumn, our meals get denser, too. This week, “Last Chance Foods” looks at hunting and that means it’s time to call the dogs.
Friday, October 29, 2010
When it comes to things that go bump in the night, or things that bump each other off in the night, Otto Penzler is the man. The proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop purveys classic and contemporary crime novels, chillers, and thrillers, but in recent years has also become a kind of anthology Master of Ceremonies, rounding up choice selections in such genres as pulp and vampire fiction. Most recently, he has curated two volumes in Houghton Mifflin’s “Best American” series—“The Best American Mystery Stories 2010” (with Lee Child) and “The Best American Noir of the Century” (with James Ellroy).
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Israel, China, and Afghanistan figured in works presented at the Happy Ending Music and Reading series at Joe’s Pub on October 6th.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
WNYC reviews a double bill of two “radio plays”: a reenactment of "War of the Worlds," and an unsettling, deconstructed "Macbeth" using Welles’ original play script.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
“In comedy down is up.” Yesterday, England’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, was won by a literary dark horse, Manchester-born Howard Jacobson, for his comic novel “The Finkler Question.” The racing simile is apt, for the Booker is followed -- and bet on -- like a sporting event, and Jacobson nosed out the odds-on favorite, Tom McCarthy (for “C”).
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
“To paint The Appearance of Christ to the People is Art and to paint nude broads is also art. To write The Iliad is art and to write "Nana" is also art. To paint a holy icon is art and to treble your banjo is also art, and clowning is art, and riding your horse is art, and making chicken pates is art, and hair styling is art and wardrobe making is art! All is art.”
Friday, October 01, 2010
The annual New Yorker Magazine Festival colonizes the city for one weekend a year. When the magazine was founded by the legendary editor Harold Ross in 1925, he famously said that it was not “for the little old lady in Dubuque.” Today, the magazine is national and international in scope, but for the Festival, it calls home its impressive roster of critics, investigative reporters, writers, editors, and other contributors of all stripes to host panels, conduct interviews, and perform in venues all over the city.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The Happy Ending Music & Reading Series recently began its new season on an unsettling but vivid note: a program of tales about fateful accidents.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Not only the dead love Brooklyn. This Sunday, the borough celebrates its multi-faceted heritage and the global community of writers at the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival. With readings and panel discussions showcasing over 200 national and international authors and ranging in subject matter from memories and mothers to writing, war, Brooklyn food and “poetry of the gumshoe,” the festival is one big literary block party.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
If you like your pleasures to come, not singly, but in battalions, you can do no better than to visit your local county fair. One of the Hudson Valley’s biggest, the Dutchess County Fair, celebrated its 165th anniversary this past weekend, and thousands of families thronged the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds to pet the cows, ride the Ferris wheel, and marvel at dozens of exhibits displaying everything from prize tomatoes to huge Belgian draft horses.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
If Ridley Scott gets his way, tomorrow may be one of the most documented in history.
Monday, July 12, 2010
The Happy Ending Reading and Music Series ended its season on a fantastical note, in a program promising “Metaphors and Epiphanies.”
Friday, June 11, 2010
Throughout the 1950s, reports of sex crime and pathological murder rattled America. "Psycho" both exploits and "explains" one such murder, with a rather heavy-handed psychiatrist. But beyond the screeching violins and the risque shower scene, the movie's real legacy is that Hitchcock makes us care so much about ...
Thursday, June 10, 2010
If you know what 33 1/3 means, you're either over sixty, an audiophile, or a DJ.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Like rich people, cartoonists are different from you and me. They see the world as a series of absurd scenes awaiting captions.