A lot could have gone wrong in the making of Rachel Kushner's second novel, The Flamethrowers. The author packs so many potent, disparate elements in between the covers that it is a testament to her mechanic-like storytelling ability to strap such a fast, graceful motor on so much sleek metal.Read more »
When the time came to critically dissect Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend's latest musical offering, Interview immediately requested the efforts of Baio's real life friend and West Coast correspondent, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman.Read more »
British novelist Abigail Tarttelin's Golden Boy (Atria Books) highlights the intense personal and societal struggles of an intersex 16-year-old named Max. Tarttelin's effort as a 25-year-old woman to get inside the head of her protagonist, a transgender teenager, makes Golden Boy a riveting, evocative read.Read more »
In New York City, where most restaurants close within months of opening, Restaurant Daniel has stayed a paragon of fine dining for 20 years. That's quantifiable: it has a four-star rating from the New York Times, and has three Michelin stars—an accolade shared with six other New York restaurants. Talking with Daniel Boulud, the founder and chef, it seems he was never planning to settle for less.