At its best, Englander’s novel suggests that our self-understanding is limited, driven by the desire to justify ourselves.
Arbus’s work is so compelling because she is completely captured by what she captures.
Prostitution, Weimar Germany, the Holocaust, Vietnam, gender dysphoria and monsters all play a role in Emil Ferris’s thrilling graphic novel debut.
From a controversial Emmett Till painting to an act of virtual anti-Semitic assault, the Whitney Biennial is tough to assess. Maybe too tough.
Some voids can never be truly filled. That’s one of the hard lessons Daphne Merkin teachers in “This Close to Happy,” a memoir of depression.
Partners in art and life, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb explain the secrets of their success.
The late photographer Diane Arbus was the subject of a new exhibit at the Met Breuer as well as a new biography.
Rewriting Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull,’ Aaron Posner gave us a soaring drama, surprisingly titled ‘Stupid F—king Bird.’
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?