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Staff Picks: Girls, Gangs, Gimlet Eyes

A still from A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. I’m hard-pressed to pick a favorite moment in Ana Lily Amirpour’s Iranian New Wave vampire western, A Girl ...

May 22, 2015 05:36 PM

The Lindworm

An illustration of the Lindworm doing battle, circa 1477. Last night, as part of the Norwegian-American Literary Festival, four Norwegian writers—Gunnhild ...

May 22, 2015 05:03 PM

You’re Going to See Real Madness

MK III, 1964. Drawing for MK III.   From “The Designs for Motion,” a portfolio and interview with the Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely from our ...

May 22, 2015 02:22 PM

Size Matters, and Other News

A large, presumably very trendy book from the fourteenth century. Today in “Let’s Pretend There’s a Trend”: Are long novels enjoying a day in the ...

May 22, 2015 09:27 AM

Meet Your New Neighbors: An Interview with DW Gibson

DW Gibson. Photo: Chiara Barzini In cities, trends come, go, and come again; causes rise to prominence, fall by the wayside, and emerge repackaged; ...

May 21, 2015 03:53 PM

Pomp and Circumstance

From The Cap and Gown, 1900. A young friend recently asked me if I had an old graduation gown she could wear for a third-grade play in which she was playing a ...

May 21, 2015 02:47 PM