Books and Literature

September 16, 2017

Table for Three: Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking)

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES Hiking, yoga, reading, prayer, chardonnay (but not Xanax): These are the things, along with family and friends, that helped Hillary […]
August 25, 2017

The Doorman at the Mudd Club Tells All

In the world of Manhattan night life, the doorman occupies the role of St. Peter. Heaven awaits inside, but to join the party you must first […]
August 19, 2017

Cultural Studies: 20 Years After Diana’s Death, a Happier Ending Imagined

In a new novel called “Imagining Diana,” readers find Princess Diana having lunch in Midtown Manhattan at Michael’s, nodding hello to Barbara Walters on her way […]
August 5, 2017

At Home With: Jeannette Walls Settles Down Far From the Noise of New York

ORANGE, Va. — Early in the “The Glass Castle,” the movie based on Jeannette Walls’s memoir of growing up destitute, Rex Walls sidles up to his […]
July 29, 2017

At Home With: For Jenny Allen, She and Her House ‘Were Sort of in This Together’

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. — Not long after Jenny Allen left New York City to live full-time here, her once-sturdy farmhouse had a nervous breakdown. The pump […]
July 29, 2017

Alisyn Camerota, Formerly of Fox News, Has a Story to Tell

Amanda Gallo, the idealistic heroine of the new novel “Amanda Wakes Up,” is a morning anchor at FAIR News, a cable news network that brands itself […]
July 14, 2017

Modern Love: How to Stop Breaking Up

Modern Love By MATTHEW SULLIVAN Libby and I spent our first hours together shelving board books and pop-up books and organizing the spinner racks with copies […]
May 13, 2017

Table for Three: Sheryl Sandberg and Elizabeth Alexander on Love, Loss and What Comes Next

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES WASHINGTON — “When I meet a woman wearing a ring on a chain around her neck, I know immediately: member […]
May 1, 2017

Gabourey Sidibe Doesn’t Want to Talk About Her Body

LOS ANGELES — On the night the director Lee Daniels offered Gabourey Sidibe the lead in “Precious,” the role that would earn her an Oscar nomination, […]
April 15, 2017

Maureen Chiquet’s Move From Chanel to Self-Empowerment

PURCHASE, N.Y. — On the first floor of Maureen Chiquet’s sprawling home here — past the Kiki Smith bronze nude of a man jutting from a […]