He played angular and slow when the fashion was for fast and sun-drenched. And a misdiagnosed bipolar condition meant he retreated into silence for the last years of his life. But now the pianist’s singular
The Astros won the pennant, and it might have been a daring, dumb, brilliant throw that got them there. The Houston Astros, the butt of every baseball joke just a few years ago, are going to the World
Jeff Bezos, the chief executive officer of Amazon, has often struck a defiant tone when asked about the company’s dominance of the book industry. “Amazon is not happening to book selling,” he said in 2013
Painter David Hockney once said, "It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work." On Thursday in London, a major retrospective at Tate Britain will
Poetry pulls us back into a focus of our impressions as we move through the world. These are things that are unremarked upon because they are too sensitive, or they are considered things that we experience
It is a warm, breezy, palm-flapping winter evening in Havana, and the leading restaurants are crowded with tourists from Europe, Asia, and South America being serenaded by guitarists relentlessly singing
A man was on a train in Japan, reading a novel set in Japan. The train slid past the mountains, bound for Kyoto, where the man, bearded, bright-eyed, was headed. The year was 1989. The train was a bullet
The novelist on the need for ritual, intense solitude and her dreams of owning a desk from the Conran Shop I’ve always been a bit averse to being precious about writing. Where I work is an office not study,
On the dark side of literary fame. Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid authors came out last month. My name's not on it and it probably never will be. My name is, however, on a $786 utility bill just
When the financial crisis hit in 2008, Imbolo Mbue lost her job. "I was very disillusioned about America ..." she tells NPR's Rachel Martin. "I was unemployed for over a year and a half." Originally from
Take that, trolls. When news broke that Zendaya would likely be playing Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming, we were ecstatic. She's talented, gorgeous, and spunky as hell—aka a PERFECT Mary Jane.
Eight years ago, at the dawn of the Obama era, pundits seriously debated whether the election of the nation's first black president would mark an end to the country's long history of racial inequality.
T_he following is an excerpt from an e-mail correspondence, which took place last year, between the Italian novelists Elena Ferrante and Nicola Lagioia, whose English-language début, “Ferocity,” will published
Kenya Barris, creator and showrunner of the ABC comedy series Black-ish, wasn't raised in the same privileged world as his own children. Instead, he grew up in a poor neighborhood in Los Angeles. But his
British photographer Eddie Otchere spent a decade trying to capture all ten MCs together. This article originally appeared on VICE France In 1993, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) saw the light of day.
HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on Monday, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Fifty people have died in an attack at a market bazaar and a school near Kandahar airport that began late Tuesday, Afghan officials said. The number included 38 civilians, 10
In her first British interview to mark her new memoir, Carly Simon talks men, marriage and infidelity to Elaine Lipworth It’s eight o’clock on a wintry Manhattan morning outside ABC Television Studios.