Category Literature

Lunch with Victor Navasky

“Victor Navasky, the ex-editor and publisher of the iconic leftist weekly The Nation, author of six books on American history and media, and professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, is a pillar of contemporary journalism. His latest entry, The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power, is a compendium of political cartoons that have rattled […]

Dreams from Her Father: Secretary Albright Discusses ‘Prague Winter’ at the Czech Embassy

“Although the decade between the Munich Agreement and the onset of the Cold War Prague Winter chronicles is full of darkness, Albright’s focus is instead on her family’s values of democracy and humanity that directed her own moral compass even before she knew the complete story of her past.” For more, read Elizabeth’s article in […]

In Good Taste: Lee Miller in Fashion and Food

“The relation between fashion and food is not difficult to construct. Both can be sources of pleasure, but they can also be mechanisms for discipline and denial, self-judgment as well as self-expression. Like most art forms, the mastery of the hautest couture and cuisine frees the cook and the clothes horse to have fun, to […]

Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road’

“If we have ever spoken, ever, I have tried to persuade you to read ‘The Road.’ Friends have been subject to countless wine-infused rambles on its importance, strangers on its opening pages next to me on planes have been assaulted by my flurry of promises on its life-altering qualities, librarians and unsuspecting Borders clerks have been […]