Before Jeffrey Eugenides was attacked on a Princeton-bound train by a man singing a ditty about his genitals, the author of Middlesex was having a pretty nice boys’ night out.
“We’d had an outstanding celebratory dinner at Marea,” Farrar, Strauss & Giroux president Jonathan Galassi—his date for the evening—told The Observer. “Then I dropped Jeff Read More
We stand by our assertion that the brief internet video clip is James Franco’s finest medium!
His most recent work: the trailer for Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, in which he appears alongside such notables as Mary Gaitskill and Jeffrey Eugenides. He portrays a student (no prob Read More
Samantha Power has a new book out this week: Chasing the Flame is a posthumous valentine to Sergio Vieira de Mello, the charismatic United Nations envoy who was killed four and a half years ago by the massive truck bomb that destroyed the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad. A handsome Brazilian who worked for the U.N. Read More
The Real Estate today launches a new weekly feature called Shott on Location. Counter Espionage columnist Chris Shott will blog live about shops, stores, restaurants, bars, clubs and other retail locales around the city.
“Do you have to pay for wireless?” asked a lady in a fuzzy gray sweater, seated upon the Read More
Middlesex , by Jeffrey Eugenides. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 529 pages, $27.
Although we tend to take its genetic makeup for granted, the novel is a hybrid form, epic crossed with history, romance, comedy, tragedy. Sometimes the traits of other shadowy ancestors appear: confession, folk tale, sermon, travelogue. Curious mutations occur-how else to account Read More