Letters & Essays
Art & Photography
In this week’s staff picks: Alec Wilkinson, Ali Smith, Long Ling, and more.
The truest American and the biggest Allman Brothers fan I know is Phil C., who was the mailman on my street for twenty-five years.
Niki de St. Phalle's portfolio from Issue No. 48.
“I find what happens in reality very interesting and I don’t find a great need to make up things.”
In today’s arts and culture news: the Museum of Failure; communist banquets gone awry; Bulgakov’s eternal toiling; and more.
Barely tolerated, living on the margin / In our technological society, we were always having to be rescued / On the brink of destruction, like heroines in Orlando Furioso / Before it was time to start all over again.
In the winter of 2003, I made a plan with Ryscard Kapuscinski to begin a Paris Review interview. In the intervening years he and I kept trying to meet over a tape recorder in Warsaw, but the time was never right.
Somehow it wasn’t altogether a surprise when Waldeck Brand and his wife bumped into Carlitta at a theater in New York in 1953. The Brands were six thousand miles away from their home in South Africa, and everywhere they had visited in England and Europe before they came to America they had met Waldeck’s contemporaries from Heidelberg whom he hadn’t seen for twenty years and never had expected to see ever again.