CATEGORIES

In ‘Saint Maud,' is a Visceral Psychological Horror

Religion and horror are hardly novel bedfellows, but writer-director Rose Glass crafts something fresh of the construct in her promising debut “ Saint Maud.” The film follows the psychological undoing of a devout hospice nurse who becomes obsessed with saving the soul of her terminally ill patient.

3 mins read
AppleMagazine
Feburary 12, 2021

Our Revenge Will Be the Laughter of Our Children

What is it about the revolutionary that draws our fascinated attention? Whether one calls it the North of Ireland or Northern Ireland, the Troubles continue to haunt the land and those who lived through them.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

Turtles

In a field near the Gaza Strip, a missile strike, visions, and onlookers searching for an explanation.

6 mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

Surviving and Subverting the Totalitarian State: A Tribute to Ismail Kadareby Kapka Kassabova

As part of the ceremony honoring Kadare as the 2020 laureate—with participants logging in from dozens of countries around the world— Kadare’s nominating juror, Kapka Kassabova, offered a video tribute from her home in Scotland.

6 mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

Dead Storms and Literature's New Horizon: The 2020 Neustadt Prize Lecture

During the Neustadt Prize ceremony on October 21, 2020, David Bellos read the English language version of Kadare’s prize lecture to a worldwide Zoom audience.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

Ismail Kadare: Winner of the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, World Literature Today presented the 2020 Neustadt Festival 100 percent online. In the lead-up to the festival, U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim officially presented the award to Kadare at a ceremony in Tirana in late August, attended by members of Kadare’s family; Elva Margariti, the Albanian minister of culture; and Besiana Kadare, Albania’s ambassador to the United Nations.

3 mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

How to Adopt a Cat

Hoping battles knowing in this three-act seduction (spoiler alert: there’s a cat in the story).

6 mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

Chicken Soup: The Story of a Jewish Family

Chickens, from Bessarabia to New York City, provide a generational through-line in these four vignettes.

10 mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

Awl

“Awl” is from a series titled “Words I Did Not Understand.” Through memory—“the first screen of nostalgia”—and language, a writer pieces together her story of home.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

Apocalyptic Scenarios and Inner Worlds

A Conversation with Gloria Susana Esquivel

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

Marie's Proof of Love

People believe, Marie thinks, even when there’s no proof. You believe because you imagine. But is imagination enough to live by?

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Winter 2021

A Portrait of an Intuitive Artist

Art has long been a personal outlet for Bull’s Jaime Lee Kirchner. Now she’s sharing it with the world and using her sixth sense to help others.

4 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
January/February 2021

Living the Scheme

Born into poverty, a young man claws his way into the gilded class.

5 mins read
New York magazine
February 1-14, 2021

Let Sharon Mashihi Whisper in Your Ear

Her strange, intimate podcast, Appearances, feels like a breakthrough for the form.

7 mins read
New York magazine
February 1-14, 2021

Morfydd Clark – A Star in Waiting

Morfydd Clark’s breakout moment was supposed to come last year. She’s been too busy shooting The Lord of the Rings to worry about it.

6 mins read
New York magazine
February 1-14, 2021

Mike Nichols's Heartburn

The celebrated director was at the top of his game when friend Nora Ephron trusted him to direct the movie based on his her messy breakup with Carl Bernstein. His own breakup—and breakdown—turned out to be right around the corner.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
January 18–31, 2021

Who Did J.K. Rowling Become?

Deciphering the most beloved, most reviled children’s book author in history.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
December 21, 2020-January 3, 2021

Daniel Dae Kim – Actor and Producer

“I’ve spent about two and a half months in quarantine .”

3 mins read
Fast Company
Winter 2020/2021

Selena: la leyenda

La serie se estrena en Netflix el 4 de diciembre y Cosmo platicó con Noemí González, la intérprete de Suzette Quintanilla.

4 mins read
Cosmopolitan en Español - México
Diciembre 2020

A Punk Drummer's Life Upendended In 'Sound of Metal'

The film “Sound of Metal” starts with the uncomfortably loud noises of guitar feedback and ends two hours later with absolute silence. The trip through those extremes is a worthy one, if sometimes exasperating.

3 mins read
Techlife News
November 28, 2020

Living Her Life Like It's Golden

The luminous Tichina Arnold brings laughter and love to The Neighborhood.

10 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
November/December 2020

Hannibal Who?

Superstar showrunner and producer Jenny Lumet is creating a whole new Clarice.

2 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
November/December 2020

Hello, Kitty

Grudge, the Maine Coon cat on Star Trek: Discovery, is ready for her close-up.

1 min read
CBS Watch! Magazine
November/December 2020

The Existential Despair of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Revisiting the most disturbing Christmas special

8 mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

Baja Fresh

How a monied gearhead rebel beat Ford—and will sell you the buggy that did it.

3 mins read
Men's Journal
November - December 2020

Nerding Out With David Fincher

The director talks about the decades-long journey behind Mank, his dense, bitter look at Hollywood history, political power, and the creative act.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
October 26– November 08, 2020

The Primary Substance

Stuck in traffic during a downpour, a driver faces a peculiar dilemma.

9 mins read
World Literature Today
Autumn 2020

Translating Toshiko Hirata's Ars Poetica

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE

2 mins read
World Literature Today
Autumn 2020

When I Left “Karl Liebknecht” (an excerpt)

In the Karl Liebknecht House in Leipzig, Germany, thirty people of various nationalities are seated around an improvised table on the stage in the Events Hall, interpreters behind them, some with texts in front of them, some without, and while it looks as if they’re at an ordinary meeting, they are, in fact, at an exceptional one, one that could be called a performance.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Autumn 2020

Sofa

A sofa, the site of a family’s history, receives and gives a second life.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Autumn 2020

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