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Articles by: James Parker
A new translation of a noir cult classic lets fists and guns do the talking.
A misanthropic dentist — and all-around skeptic — is pulled into the mystery of an ancient tribe of doubters.
The author of The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a saga of obsession, art, crime, and loneliness.
The novelist’s life was spent focused on the ideal of the next one.
History repeats itself — with variations — in an inventive epic from the creator of the Jackson Brodie novels.
What happens to your memories when you watch De Niro play your dad?
Two defining voices of rock look back on lives of creative musical destruction.
The rise of a term of opprobrium reveals some fundamental truths about our culture.
The short life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the classic A Confederacy of Dunces.
Anew set of short works from the master storyteller, each highlighting adifferent persona.
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, and a passionate friendship that rocked the music and art worlds.
When David Byrne stops moving, does he fall over? And when stationary, is he liable to be found leaning carefully against a wall?