The Moons of Jupiter

Alice Munro: “Mrs. Cross and Mrs. Kidd”

Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro’s “Mrs. Cross and Mrs. Kidd,” from The Moons of Jupiter. Read the full post.

Signs Preceding the End of the World

Yuri Herrera: Signs Preceding the End of the World

Trevor reviews Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman. This book won this year’s Best Translated Book Award. Read the full post.

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2016 Best Translated Book Award Winner

This year’s Best Translated Book Award winner has been announced! Read the full post.

Tolstoy Rasputin Teffi

Teffi: Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me

Trevor reviews NYRB Classics’ new collection of personal essays from Teffi, Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me. Read the full post.

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The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates

The Criterion Collection’s recent release The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates is a brilliant package of history and film-making, and the history of film-making. Read the full post.

Three Short Moments

John L’Heureux: “Three Short Moments in a Long Life”

This week’s New Yorker story is John L’Heureux’s “Three Short Moments in a Long Life.” Read the full post.


The Eclipse Viewer 42: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies

David and Trevor are back with another episode of The Eclipse Viewer Podcast. In this episode we are joined by Lady P of the Flixwise podcast to discuss Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies. Read the full post and get links to the show.

Brief Encounter

David Lean: Brief Encounter

Today The Criterion Collection has released a standalone edition of one of the best films of all time, David Lean’s Brief Encounter. Read the full post.

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Alexandra Kleeman: “Choking Victim”

This week’s New Yorker story is Alexandra Kleeman’s “Choking Victim.” Read the full post.

Aiding and Abetting

Muriel Spark: Aiding and Abetting

Trevor reviews Muriel Spark’s penultimate novel, 2000’s Aiding and Abetting. Read the full post

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Orhan Pamuk: A Strangeness in My Mind

Lee reviews Orhan Pamuk’s A Strangeness of My Mind, recently shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. Read the full post.

Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald: The Zebra-Striped Hearse

This week, The Library of America has released their second volume of Ross Macdonald books: Three Novels of the Early 1960s. The first in the volume is The Zebra-Striped Hearse, featuring Macdonald’s empathetic PI Lew Archer. Trevor reviews that book and looks forward to these LOA volumes. Read the full post.


Blutch: Peplum

Today, the new imprint New York Review Comics, is publishing Edward Gauvin’s translation of Blutch’s 1996 graphic novel Peplum, a strange venture into the mystical brutality of ancient Rome. Read the full post.