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Article
Dec.06.2012
NEW YORK TIME
December 5, 2012, 9:30 am Mamet’s ‘Anarchist’ to Fold on Dec. 16 By SCOTT HELLERSara Krulwich/The New York Times Patti LuPone, left, and Debra Winger in David Mamet’s play “The Anarchist.” “The Anarchist,” David Mamet’s two-character play about a Weather Underground-like prisoner and her jailer, will close on Dec. 16, its producers announced Tuesday night. The...
Article
Dec.04.2012
nyu
Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West   Event Date and Time: January 17, 2013 – January 20, 2013 Location: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts Paris 7 University, AmphitheaterMusée du quai Branly PARIS January 17 – 20, 2013THURSDAY – École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts 14 Rue BonaparteAmphithéâtre (A) and Salle de conférence (SC...
Article
Nov.30.2012
HARVARD MAGAZINE
Writers and Artists at Harvard   Illustration by Roland Sárkány  Illustration by Roland Sárkány  Illustration by Roland Sárkány  Illustration by Roland Sárkány  Illustration by Roland Sárkány  by Helen VendlerNovember-December 2012  Adrienne Rich, arts, Emily Dickinson, Harvard College, Helen Vendler, humanities, John...
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Oct.29.2012
LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
Matthew Specktor interviews Lorin SteinThe Sliding Door: Matthew Specktor Interviews Paris Review Editor Lorin Stein October 23rd, 2012 reset - + MATTHEW SPECKTOR: The Paris Review may be the greatest living archive in American letters. And there’s always the temptation to see it that way — as an “archive” — but it seems that since you became its editor in...
Essay
Oct.23.2012
BOSTON REVIEW
The 2012 Boston Review Essay Contest Deadline: December 1, 2012Judge: Glenn LouryPrize: $1,500 plus publication With all the derision cast upon flip-floppers and etch-a-sketches, it is easy to forget that changing one's mind can be a noble and decent act. Sometimes a conversion is unavoidable. It can come fast or slow, deliberately or unexpectedly. There is no...
Article
Oct.23.2012
WASHINGTON POST, johnathan yardley
“Essays in biography” by Joseph Epstein By Jonathan Yardley, Published: October 20 Over a writing career of nearly four decades, Joseph Epstein has published various collections of what he likes to call “familiar essays,” usually on literary subjects. His agreeably approachable and fluid prose no doubt is the result of invisible but careful labor, his...
Article
Oct.18.2012
TIMES LTIERARY SUPPLEMENT
How to write about povertyMartha NussbaumKatherine Boo BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS Life, death and hope in a Muslim slum 288pp. Portobello. Paperback, £14.99. 978 1 84627 449 7 US: Random House. $27. 978 1 4000 6755 8 Siddhartha Deb THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED Life in the new India 272pp. Penguin. Paperback, £9.99. 978 0 14 10 3334 1 US: Faber. Paperback, $...
Article
Jul.10.2012
open salon
jeffery mcnary Keith Peterson is clearly attracted to books, to the work and business of letters. He is rarely averted from the genre with the exception of his occasional photography, which opens other boulevards, his wife Gail, and his bookstore cat, Hodge. He doesn’t devote much time to purple or yellow pages. His work is way too busy bursting out,…and offering...
Column
Jun.27.2012
neotericart (*)
Billy Tokyo: The Shape of Things to Come/John Dempsey: Urban Nature - his amazing light and technicolor flight based on a theme of  mysterious and memorable allusions Currently at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Avenue Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 thru August 25, 2012 jeffery mcnary There’s a smart, sophisticated  flavour to the sparkling...
Article
Jun.17.2012
THE NEW YORK TIMES
By ALEXANDRA STYRON; Published: June 16, 2012    A FEW years ago, while I was preparing to write a memoir about my father, I spent time looking through old photographs. One in particular, which I hadn’t seen in years, caught my attention. It’s not a typical family portrait. But by mid-20th-century America’s stingy definition, we weren’t a typical...