Mary Gabriel flips the popular narrative, allowing us to reassess the people, the art, and the moment — the rise of Abstract Expressionism — through the lens of the women who lived it and forced the art world to make space.
Where The Sun Also Rises is post-war, Normal People is post-recession, late capitalism. And, like Hemingway, Rooney’s writing is sparing, never dwelling longer than necessary. It’s a more modern writerly confidence.
Rebecca Makkai is masterful, balancing forces near perfectly: the sweep of history pulling everyone into its vortex; and the human dramas that play out all the same, “the messes we make on our own.”
Thousands of people needed alternative rides during the bus boycott. It was Ms. Johnnie Carr who organized to keep a massive carpool running for over a year.
Fossils show that Dunkle liked to binge and would sometimes eat so much that she would get sick and regurgitate her food.
Big Magic is about cultivating inspiration, and having the courage to live a creative life. For Elizabeth Gilbert, there is magic in this.