Charming, novel and quintessentially American: the humble diner is in many ways to the US what the pub is for Britons. They may all be built from the same blueprint, with their booth seating, neons signage
Picture this. A darkened auditorium, an attentive, cult-like audience staring ahead expectantly, hardly daring to breathe; a huge screen on which there is an image no one can decipher. And then, the person
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Jim Carrey, Peter Weir, Andrew Niccol, Laura Linney, and Sherry Lansing thought their paranoid dramedy seemed absurd—until life began to imitate art. Two decades ago, The Truman Show seemed preposterous.
Our Writers at Work series, which spans sixty-five years of interviews with nearly four hundred writers, offers no shortage of advice. Should this multitude seem daunting, fear not! The editors of The
Learning how to go the distance. A long time has passed since I started running on an everyday basis. Specifically, it was the fall of 1982. I was thirty-three then. Not long before that, I was the owner
It’s been a full year since the Michelin-starred, perennial top-restaurant-in-the-world contender closed in service of its founder’s next vision. For the past few weeks, its staff has been putting the
The name Gordon Parks is often associated with the civil rights movement, which took off not long after Parks had begun his decades of documenting poverty, segregation, and (often racial) injustice—all
• Principles of Stoicism — an ancient philosophy — can be found in the modern psychology treatment Cognitive Behavioral Therapy — or, 'CBT.'• CBT is built on the core idea that people don't react to they
The Oscar-winning film, which premiered 75 years ago, showed us who the good guys were. So why did we side with the bad ones? You must remember this: at the end of Casablanca, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart,
In Handbags: A Love Story, the designer shares the hows and whys behind the Birkin and more Plenty of people love handbags, but it takes commitment to start designing them yourself. Fifteen years ago Botkier
In 1985, Arthur Ashe’s widow, the photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, published a historical survey that she called Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers. Viewfinders chronicled the work of the (largely
To hear photographer Shoichi Aoki describe it, what killed Tokyo’s famous Harajuku style was basically what happens when a glut of factories set up shop at the head of a river that feeds vital waterways.
A new history of the essay gets the genre all wrong, and in the process endorses a misleading idea of knowledge. John D’Agata has accomplished an impressive feat. In three thick volumes, over 13 years,