Tag: criticism

Greg Chase: David Foster Wallace and the Aesthetics of Athletics

May 2016

A new collection of David Foster Wallace's essays considers the ties between aesthetics, sport, and capital.

Lincoln Michel: Lush Rot

March 2014

American South: Flannery O’Connor, True Detective, Southern hip-hop, and the gnarled roots of Southern Gothic.

Bare-Knuckle Writing

September 2013

The acclaimed novelist & art critic on dismantling notions of gendered writing, the pleasures of translated texts, and “the clear divide between art and politics” in contemporary American fiction.

Thomas Larson: Writing Seen, Writing Spoken

August 2013

E-readers, texting, book trailers, and Twitter are not only changing the possibilities for writing, but also what it means to be a writer.

Elisa Wouk Almino: Animating and Dismantling the Monuments of War

January 2013

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection

Kaya Genç: Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth

November 2012

McEwan's new novel raises questions of artistic independence.

Alexia Nader: Literary Miami

October 2012

The broad strokes of Tom Wolfe’s Back to Blood and the subtle specificity of Joan Didion’s Miami.

Alexia Nader: A Lesson from Thomas Hardy on Sex and Drama

August 2012

Character study vs. flimsy romance in Fifty Shades of Grey, Trishna,and Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

Lucy McKeon: The Art of Rap

July 2012

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap explores hip hop’s past but skims over important questions about its present.