The writer Martin Amis once referred to a critic as "humorless," by which he meant to impugn on the man's seriousness. The censors employed by the United Arab Emirates government may not be serious people, but they have serious means of punishment at their disposal. Looking into the case of Shezanne ... More >>
A New York judge this week ordered Prince to pay a perfume maker nearly $4 million for failing to promote the 3121 line of scents that were a tie-in to the release of 2006's 3121. This is yet another bizarre entry in the life of Prince Rogers Nelson, a life in which each successive chapter manages ... More >>
This design isn't as spikily abstract as Dr. Seuss . . . by the show at CTC is There is a passage in Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf when the novel's protagonist reaches such a state of jaded cultivation that a musical passage by his hero Beethoven suddenly sounds trite and pat. It happens to all of ... More >>
'The Jacket' draws a line in the sands of time
Hippie-hating punk rockers, captured on film! Remembering The Clash with a new DVD
The holocaust as taped tragedy; the atom bomb as marital ordeal
All Aboard the Night Train: Martin Amis takes an American holiday in a slender volume of genre fiction.
John Updike's 17th novel takes on a century of American dreams.