A Critic at Large
Out of Kansas
Revisiting “The Wizard of Oz.”
By Salman Rushdie
Film Stories
Where literature and movies meet.
ReflectionsMarch 21, 1994 Issue
The Movie Lover
My life as a film critic.
By Pauline KaelMarch 13, 1994
Life and LettersJune 4 & 11, 2012 Issue
The Clockwork Condition
Reflections on a dystopian classic.
By Anthony BurgessMay 28, 2012
Personal HistoryJune 4 & 11, 2012 Issue
A Psychotronic Childhood
Learning from B-movies.
By Colson WhiteheadMay 28, 2012
Onward and Upward with the ArtsMay 31, 1952 Issue
No. 1512—II
A report from the set of John Huston’s “The Red Badge of Courage.”
By Lillian RossMay 23, 1952
Life and LettersNovember 16, 2009 Issue
Slow Fade
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood.
By Arthur KrystalNovember 8, 2009
A Sense of Place
Stories about the meaning of home.
The Life of a HouseOctober 16, 1995 Issue
Moving into the perfect house—and sharing it with the memories of the family who lived there before.
By Jamaica KincaidOctober 16, 1995
A Critic at LargeJune 5, 1995 Issue
A House of One’s Own
Virginia Woolf was Bloomsbury’s genius, but her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, created its shrine.
By Janet MalcolmMay 28, 1995
Personal HistoryJune 30, 2008 Issue
Altered State
Pennsylvania, blackness, and the art of being foreign.
By Andrea LeeJune 23, 2008
A Reporter at LargeMay 9, 1994 Issue
The Ghost of the Glass House
Pierre Chareau’s modernist Glass House, in nineteen-thirties Paris—and the dreams that still haunt it.
By Adam GopnikMay 1, 1994
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A Reporter at Large
Silent Spring—I
If we are living so intimately with chemicals, we had better know something about their power.
By Rachel Carson
A Reporter at Large
Silent Spring—II
Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking investigation into the harmful effects of DDT and other pesticides on the environment.
By Rachel Carson
A Reporter at Large
Silent Spring—III
Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking investigation into the harmful effects of DDT and other pesticides on the environment.
By Rachel Carson
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