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A Fish Out of Water | Mario Vargas Llosa

Translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane<p>At the end of July 1987, I was in the far north of Peru on a half-deserted beach where years before a young …

Great Books

Which Books Do Famous Authors Read and Recommend Most?

Everyone loves a list—especially a list of books. To that end, people (including certain people at a nice place called Literary Hub) are always …

Literature

15 Extremely Underrated Films You Need to Watch During Your Next Treadmill Session

Distract yourself from the 'mill with one of these 15 brilliant films that don't get the recognition they deserve.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those …

Ben Kingsley

20 Notoriously Underrated Writers You Should Be Reading

What makes an author underrated? Well, there’s an argument to be made that most literary writers are—by virtue of the fact that these days they are …

The 90 Best Books for Comedy Fans

Hey, it’s books! Books have a lot going for them. They make you look smart when you read them, people leave you alone if you’re reading one in …

Celebrating the Art of the Book Cover

The following is drawn from a conversation that occurred at the opening night of Penguin Random House’s Be My Cover Exhibit, which features 100 of …

Araki, Erotomaniac | by Ian Buruma | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Nobuyoshi Araki and Nan Goldin are good friends. This is not surprising, since the seventy-seven-year-old Japanese photographer and the younger …

Michael Ondaatje on the Books He Loves to Reread

These are books I have read more than twice, and will again. (It is impossible of course to select only a handful of books. I could just as easily …

Literature

The Boy Who Stared Death in the Eye: On Gaito Gazdanov’s “The Beggar and Other Stories”

FEW SELECTIONS of short fiction from a long-dead writer could expect to be hailed as a publishing event, yet this elegant little volume of six rich …

Four Settings Every Photographer Should Know on Their Camera

When it comes to our cameras most of us put a lot of time into researching which camera to purchase. We review websites like Fstoppers, read user …

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Evenings with Clarice Lispector’s Newest Translator

<b>1.</b> <br>“I’ve been working on the translation nonstop—it’s like I’m in a trance,” <b>Magdalena Edwards</b> told me in early March 2017, while preparing a gin and …

Your Camera is Better Than What Legendary Photographers Used

If you think that buying a better camera or lens will instantly make you a better photographer, consider this: it’s likely that the camera you …

The 13 Best Books I Read Last Year

These are some seriously great books. How great are they, you ask? Well, let me tell you. See, my 1-10 rating system is actually logarithmic. Meaning …

The Day Garry Shandling Tried to Talk Sense to Ricky Gervais

Judd Apatow waits approximately 200 minutes before he shows HBO viewers the most revealing archival video footage in his leisurely paced but …

“First of All I’m Naked”: On the Collected Poems of Michael Lally

Michael Lally’s <i>Another Way to Play,</i> out next week<i>,</i> is an awesome book and you should read every word of it. You won’t do it in a day or in many days, but during the passage of reading it <i></i>you will learn something about time. <i>Another Way to Play</i> seems to offer advice—and it’s advice from self <i>to</i> self, …

Literature

The Magic of Books Where Photography Meets Essays

Design-wise, the most famous collaboration between a writer and a photographer did not end up looking like much of a collaboration at all. Walker Evans contributed a preface to the 1960 reissue of “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” the study of poor tenant farmers in Alabama, originally published in …

The 100 Most Influential Pages in Comic Book History

The origin story of comic books isn’t flashy. No radioactive spider bite, atomic explosion, or shadowy experiment granted the medium the sort of …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Patti Smith’s 40 Favorite Books

<i>The Master and Margarita</i> by Mikhail Bulgakov<p><i>Journey to the East</i> by Hermann Hesse<p><i>The Glass Bead Game</i> by Hermann Hesse<p><i>Heart of Darkness</i> by Joseph Conrad<p>…

Literature

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Seeing and Being Seen: A Conversation with Adrian Tomine

<i>ADRIAN TOMINE LEADS a curious double life in the public eye. To the average</i> New Yorker <i>reader, he is the artist of some of the magazine’s most iconic</i> …

Books

Melancholy Dane: Sigrid Nunez’s “The Friend”

THE ONLY GREAT MOVIE I have no intention of ever seeing again is Vittorio De Sica’s <i>Umberto D.</i> The story of a proud and impoverished pensioner evicted …

Literature

How 'brown buffalo' Oscar Acosta, best known as Hunter Thompson's Dr. Gonzo, inspired his own TV doc

There was his size: a substantial 6 feet, 225 pounds, according to his FBI file.<p>There was his style: a Chicano attorney who materialized in Los Angeles courtrooms in loud ties, bearing business cards embossed with the Aztec god of war and, on at least one occasion, a gun.<p>Then there was his death, …

Four Theories Toward the Timeless Brilliance of Infinite Jest

Something happens to a novel as it ages, but what? It doesn’t ripen or deepen in the manner of cheese and wine, and it doesn’t fall apart, at least …

The Onion Is the Hemingway of Instagram

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”<p>So goes the famous, oft-lectured six-word novel of Ernest Hemingway, capturing in its compression, in the expanse …

A Time for Everything

A modern reader of the Bible is struck by how strong the connection between this world and the next once was. It can almost seem as if God was …

Great Books

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Black History