Gifts pass from hand to hand: they endure through such transmission, as every time a gift is given it is enlivened and regenerated through the new spiritual life it engenders both in the giver and in receiver.
If Undine Spragg, the heroine of Wharton’s novel “The Custom of the Country,” were alive today, she would have a million followers on Instagram and be a Page Six legend. The first time I read Edith Wharton’s
LONDON — The literary heavyweights Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak all feature on the shortlist for this year’s Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards. Atwood,
Blake’s Lambeth home was also the scene of the spiritual apparitions captured in a major new Tate exhibition, writes the graphic novelist When we speak of the poetry or painting of place, we generally
Does a movie about a boldly original artist have to be a work of aesthetic audacity in itself? And what’s the difference if it isn’t? Stanley Nelson’s documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool,” made
David Bowie's origin story is heading to the big screen in the latest line of movies about esteemed musicians. Salon Pictures released a first look photo of actor Johnny Flynn playing a young Bowie in
Viveik Kalra as Javed Khan in "Blinded by the Light" (Nick Wall) Directed by Gurinder Chadha of "Bend It Like Beckham" fame, "Blinded by the Light" premiered in Asbury Park, New Jersey, earlier this month
Thankfully, we are within sight of the end of the fiftieth anniversaries of things that happened in the nineteen-sixties. What’s left is mostly stuff that no one wants to remember: the Days of Rage, Nixon’s