Mindy Aloff: “Most writers . . . are fascinated by dancing”
Film mavens (& our friends) @Criterion honor pioneering critic James Agee in his birthday week—excellent appreciations by @selfstyledsiren, Michael Sragow, Geoffrey O'Brien:
Madeleine L’Engle on A Wrinkle in Time: “It’s for people”
Ruthanna Boris, “I Remember Balanchine”
John Updike, Pennsylvania, and “the matter of America”
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom recasts the life of one of our major literary figures
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