Rewriting Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull,’ Aaron Posner gave us a soaring drama, surprisingly titled ‘Stupid F—king Bird.’
The late photographer Diane Arbus was the subject of a new exhibit at the Met Breuer as well as a new biography.
Michael Chabon’s new novel isn’t a straightforward memoir. Or a postmodern trick bag. It’s more than either — though the less said about some of the sex stuff, the better.
With “A Gambler’s Anatomy,” Jonathan Lethem might just have written the best novel ever about backgammon. But is it actually any good?
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am” was 11 years in the making. Yevgeniya Traps asks if the new novel was worth the wait.
Controversial Jewish photographer Nan Goldin’s new exhibit at MOMA revisits her classic “Ballad of Sexual Dependency” and suggests some parallels with the author Elena Ferrante.
Artist Eva Hesse, who died of a brain tumor at 34, is the subject of a new documentary and a new volume of letters. Yevgeniya Traps explores Hesse’s art, her recklessness, her authenticity and her depression.
Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick Modiano writes as if through a scrim — his work transparent yet cloudy. Yevgeniya Traps reviews a raft of newly translated Modiano and explains how a grim incident in the author’s childhood inadvertently helped to create his wondrous career.
Carrie Brownstein was the co-creator of both “Portlandia” and Sleater-Kinney. The rocker turned alt-icon has now turned memoirist with “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.” Yevgeniya Traps offers her assessment.
Garth Risk Hallberg’s debut novel starts on New Year’s Eve 1976 and ends on the July 13, 1977 New York City blackout. But is it worth the 944-page trek to get from Point A to Point B?