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.
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.
In a field near the Gaza Strip, a missile strike, visions, and onlookers searching for an explanation.
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.
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.
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.
How to Adopt a Cat
Hoping battles knowing in this three-act seduction (spoiler alert: there’s a cat in the story).
Chicken Soup: The Story of a Jewish Family
Chickens, from Bessarabia to New York City, provide a generational through-line in these four vignettes.
“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.
Apocalyptic Scenarios and Inner Worlds
A Conversation with Gloria Susana Esquivel
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?
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.
Living the Scheme
Born into poverty, a young man claws his way into the gilded class.
Let Sharon Mashihi Whisper in Your Ear
Her strange, intimate podcast, Appearances, feels like a breakthrough for the form.
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.
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.
Who Did J.K. Rowling Become?
Deciphering the most beloved, most reviled children’s book author in history.
Daniel Dae Kim – Actor and Producer
“I’ve spent about two and a half months in quarantine .”
Selena: la leyenda
La serie se estrena en Netflix el 4 de diciembre y Cosmo platicó con Noemí González, la intérprete de Suzette Quintanilla.
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.
Living Her Life Like It's Golden
The luminous Tichina Arnold brings laughter and love to The Neighborhood.
Superstar showrunner and producer Jenny Lumet is creating a whole new Clarice.
Grudge, the Maine Coon cat on Star Trek: Discovery, is ready for her close-up.
The Existential Despair of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Revisiting the most disturbing Christmas special
How a monied gearhead rebel beat Ford—and will sell you the buggy that did it.
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.
The Primary Substance
Stuck in traffic during a downpour, a driver faces a peculiar dilemma.
Translating Toshiko Hirata's Ars Poetica
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.
A sofa, the site of a family’s history, receives and gives a second life.