Remembering Robert Silvers: An Interview from the Archives
In remembrance of Robert Silvers, the Los Angeles Review of Books republishes this 2013 interview with the late NYRB editor.
Trump's Art of the Deal and Roy Cohn: “Always Hit Back”
Roy Cohn’s advice to Donald Trump.
Radio Hour: Charlie Hebdo’s Courage Award and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Laila Lalami
Historian Jon Wiener explains why he supports the protest against The PEN American Center's recognition of Charlie Hebdo with their 2015 award for courage.
Decommissioned Words: An Interview with Richard Ford
Don’t say hydrate when you mean drink.
“Drop the Pen!”: An Interview with Laura Poitras
In January 2013, Edward Snowden reached out to Laura Poitras. He signed his emails “Citizenfour.”
I Hate Genre: An Interview with John Banville/Benjamin Black
Jon Wiener talks with John Banville about Benjamin Black.
When Nixon asked Haldeman about Philip Roth
Nixon pardoned Lt. Calley for massacring 22 men, women, and children in Vietnam, and came out against abortion the same week. Philip Roth responded.
My Favorite Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy Theory
Who killed Kennedy? His evil father!
You Don’t Need a Weatherman
Bill Ayers whitewashes his own history yet again.
Joan Didion, One Week after 9/11
Joan Didion, on the first plane out of New York after 9/11, talks with Jon Wiener about political rhetoric.
Elmore Leonard’s Secret: “Clean Living, and a Fast Outfield”
I MET ELMORE LEONARD, who died on August 20 at age 87, only a couple of times, interviewing him on his
Crises of Creativity: Fellini’s "8 1/2"
IT IS THE 50th Anniversary of Fellini’s 8 1/2 Fifty years ago — on June 25, 1963 —
50 Years of "NYRB": An Interview with Robert Silvers
IT’S THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY of The New York Review of Books, founded in 1963 and still an essential part of
Dirty Wars: An Interview with Jeremy Scahill
JEREMY SCAHILL is national security correspondent for The Nation magazine. He wrote the bestseller Blackwater: Rise of the World’s
FDR: Good for the Jews?
WHEN GEORGE BUSH saw pictures of Auschwitz at Yad Vashem, Israel’s museum of the Holocaust, he said — with &
The Noir Key to the 1940s
DETOUR IS AN ULTRA-LOW-BUDGET 1946 film noir that packs an undeniable punch. “He went searching for love,” the Detour
Oliver Sacks: Tripping in Topanga, 1963
Oliver Sacks is the legendary neurologist and New Yorker essayist whose books include the classic The Man Who Mistook His Wife
"Just Lucky": An Interview with Gore Vidal
GORE VIDAL WAS A GREAT TALKER as well as a great writer. Dick Cavett called him “the best talker since
A Tribute to Eric Hobsbawm: 1917 - 2012
Jon Wiener, who wrote about Eric Hobsbawm's How to Change the World for us in November, 2011, remembers the historian who,
IN THIS HISTORY of the FBI as a secret intelligence organization, Tim Weiner didn't need to take up the question of
The Age of Revolution: Eric Hobsbawm’s “How to Change the World”
HE'S BACK!" CRIED THE HEADLINE in The Times of London in fall 2008 as global stock markets crashed and banks failed.