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.
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.