FROM Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates: The Man Without a Shadow Joyce Carol Oates raises questions about memory – ethics, what it means to love, identity, and the ability to engage, and takes us on a trip down memory lane with a reading from a previous memoir recounting her favorite bad-for-you childhood foods.
Joyce Carol Oates: Prison Noir Our discussion of this anthology, written by incarcerated men and women, divides between the shocking realism of the stories and Oates’ experience as editor of the collection.
Joyce Carol Oates: I'll Take You There Joyce Carol Oates' I'll Take You There (Ecco) appears to be a novel about college in the 1960s and interracial dating. At its heart, though, it pits skeptical against mystical philosophy...
Joyce Carol Oates: Blonde The life of Marilyn Monroe inspires Joyce Carol Oates, vast accomplishment in Blond and provides an opening for our conversation about a feminine icon. Part 8 of the nine-part series "Women, Writing and the Imagination."
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.