British author; 2012 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism
Paradoxically, Geoff Dyer begins his attempt to locate America by first traveling to Tahiti. There, he discovers that Gauguin’s vision of it no longer exists – if it ever really did.
Jul. 14, 2016
Jun. 30, 2011
Geoff Dyer on the secrets that structure his new novel (which might, on the surface, seem like two novellas)....
Jun. 18, 2009
George C. Wolfe on power dynamics in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’
from The Treatment
Raised in privilege amidst the barbarism of segregation, the oft-maligned president eventually embraced the New South liberalism that just swept his native Georgia’s election.
from Scheer Intelligence
Five years ago, an old well casing broke at the SoCalGas-owned Aliso Canyon gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles.
from Greater LA
Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.
The pandemic pummeled production. WarnerMedia started a war with its windows-shattering sneak attack. And Quibi, we hardly knew you.
from The Business
A documentary called "The Reason I Jump" is a stirring new addition to the movie genre--best exemplified by "The Miracle Worker"--about disabled people who can't express what they're…
from Film Reviews
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book “The Freezer Door” explores the idea of radical visions not predicated on dominant forms.
Garth Greenwell discusses seeking human truths by writing into an abyss, and his new novel Cleanness .
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" stars Viola Davis as the great blues singer of the title and Chadwick Boseman, brilliant in his final performance as the cornetist in a quartet that…
from Film Reviews