Philip Roth

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Dylan Hicks unveils "West Texas Winds," talks upcoming novel

    ​What a pleasant surprise it was to see this brand new song and video from Minneapolis singer/songwriter Dylan Hicks last week. For one thing it's been far too long to have heard anything new from the "Governor of Fun." He only recently showed up with new material in one of Terry Eason "Song-A-Day ... More >>

  • Movies

    September 30, 2009

    Coen brothers take A Serious Man into a truly vicious realm

    This isn't your ordinary Coen-esque sadism

  • News

    June 11, 2008

    Summer Grows Up

    For once, this season's movies don't ask you to check your brains at the door

  • Arts

    September 12, 2007
  • Books

    June 13, 2007

    Sibling rivalries battle for attention on the bookshelves this summer

    As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro

  • Restaurants

    December 13, 2006

    A Whole Latke Love

    A shiksa's guide to being bubbe at the Hanukkah table

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    The Plot Against America

    Updike: Is a nation of Snackwells addicts and belly-chain wearers worth saving?

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2005


    Hands off the Slushy   In a muscular new campaign, Canada lays claim to its icy nether regions   A new regime with expansionist ambitions has begun to terrorize the world's seaways. The name of these brigands is the High Arctic Sovereignty Patrol and from Meighen to the Amund Ringnes Islands, the ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    Artists of the Year

    12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...

  • News

    November 3, 2004


    Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72

  • Books

    October 13, 2004

    The Ghost Writer

    Why does Philip Roth's latest novel read like Arthur Miller?

  • Music

    August 6, 2003

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Pearl Jam goes on hunger strike, JFK buys you a spaghetti dinner, and Jeff Bridges asks Bob Dylan to swallow his pride

  • Music

    September 11, 2002

    Let's Roll...and Rock

    Attaxploitation: Pop stars respond to 9/11

  • Books

    May 9, 2001

    A World Atop the Ruins

    Buffoons on the ground, dictators in space: Emmanuel Dongala and the tragicomedy of Congo

  • News

    December 27, 2000

    Artists Of The Year

    From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture

  • Books

    June 21, 2000
  • Movies

    March 8, 2000

    Stand Up, Fit In

    The Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt waxes nostalgic for the Jewish comedy of assimilation

  • Books

    February 23, 2000
  • Books

    October 20, 1999

    Portis' Head

    The crackpot odysseys of lost American master Charles Portis

  • Books

    June 30, 1999
  • News

    December 16, 1998

    Freeze Frame

    Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: A quarter-century ago, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold

  • Books

    October 28, 1998

    Hate and Marriage

    Philip Roth's latest novel, I Married a Communist, examines the politics of personal betrayal

  • Arts

    July 1, 1998

    Back in Black

    Thirty-four years ago, LeRoi Jones's Dutchman sent American race relations careening on a New York subway. Where's the end of the line?

  • News

    December 25, 1996
  • Art

    August 7, 1996

    Too Beautiful For You

    Can a novel be impressive, elegant, and ultimately insignificant? In the case of Max Phillips's Snakebite Sonnet, yes.

  • Arts

    June 26, 1996

    Tales From the Melting Pot

    Author Gish Jen takes a fresh approach to multicultural identity.