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Staff Picks: Man-boys, Musicals, Multimillionaires

From the cover of Sphinx. “In one corner of the room there was a television, and I find it difficult to avoid a television—not because I am so intent on ...

April 24, 2015 07:36 PM

Regrets Only

Edvard Munch, Jealousy, 1907. For what we suppose to be our love or our jealousy is never a single, continuous and indivisible passion. It is composed of an ...

April 24, 2015 04:56 PM

Distinctly Emasculated

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and sexual anxiety. Hemingway in Paris, 1924. History tends to compare Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald—and why not? As ...

April 24, 2015 02:32 PM

Is It Sincere? Is It Genuine? and Other News

M. H. Abrams. M. H. Abrams, whose Norton Anthologies have united the bookshelves of English majors across time and space, is dead at 102. His seminal work, ...

April 24, 2015 08:26 AM

And I Was Like…

Gert Germeraad, Portrait of a Man, 2010. “GET THE HELL OUT OF MY FACE!” the woman screamed. My companion and I both turned around in alarm as we all ...

April 23, 2015 06:05 PM

M.F.A. vs Donleavy

John Deakin’s portrait of J. P. Donleavy in London, 1950s. An exchange between J. P. Donleavy—who’s eighty-nine today—and John Irving, from our Spring ...

April 23, 2015 04:13 PM