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Not Your Ordinary Radioactive Meatball

Also: true and true-enough crime series to latch on to, set in L.A. and N.Y.

Randall Poster’s Deep-Summer Playlist:

Ella Fitzgerald, Vampire Weekend, the Meters, and More …

Still Processing

Beauvoir Revisited

A new book offers a second take on The Second Sex

Skrebneski’s Lens

Notes on Sontag

The late American writer loved to keep lists. Her biographer traces the backward arc from her viral “Camp” essay to the notes that preceded it

Victoria’s Angel

Lethal Attraction

Prints for the People

Murder, They Wrote

Woman of the West

Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook

Indian Summer Time

Red, Black, and Blue

Dichterliebe in Play

The Unpublished Verse
of Donald Trump

“I think that I shall never see,
a poem lovely as a wall … ”


Something’s wrong with the
depiction of the love affair
in Vita & Virginia

The Polish Canon

Hitler’s Blue Period

The Nazis stole Franz Marc’s masterpiece of German Expressionism, setting off an eight-decade search to find it

Point to Point

When in Rome

The Id of HBO

Bill Murray had Harold Ramis. Danny McBride has Jody Hill, who discusses the duo’s “misunderstood-angry-man trilogy”

Summertime Hues

A Portrait of the Surrealists