The subject-journalist relationship, ca. 2011 →
Hard to know what to make of Edith Zimmerman’s profile of Chris Evans in GQ, “American Marvel.” A brilliant send-up of the conventions of the celebrity puff piece, or blatant flouting of journalistic integrity? “Since we’re both single and roughly the same age, it was hard for me not to treat our interview as a sort of date,” she writes matter-of-factly. What...
Some midnight riders →
“[T]he poem proved so enormously popular that it came to be read not as poetry but as history.” —Jill Lepore