The Highbrow

Quintana’s Story

Joan Didion’s Blue Nights isn’t about grieving for her daughter. It’s about a mother’s regrets.

Sept. 21 2009 7:21 AMThe Man Who Made OzL. Frank Baum and the first American fairy tale.
July 29 2008 12:26 PMThe Outsider ArtistAssessing Kay Ryan, our new poet laureate.
May 8 2008 5:46 PM'Tweenyboppers at WorkThe Miley Cyrus controversy.
Nov. 19 2007 7:25 AMCrying WolfSusan Faludi's terrible dream.
Sept. 20 2007 7:27 AMWrinkles in TimeRereading Madeleine L'Engle.
Aug. 20 2007 7:35 AMShall I Compare Thee to an Evil Tyrant?The poetry of Guantanamo.
June 30 2007 8:22 AMSleuth at WorkThe strange case of Nancy Drew's self-confidence.
May 31 2007 3:04 PMThe Second ComingWhat Yeats is doing on The Sopranos.
May 5 2007 6:49 AMI Love You, Let's Have a BlowoutDoing time in the wedding-industrial complex.
March 14 2007 12:35 PMRenaissance ManQuestions for Clive James.
Feb. 20 2007 7:54 AMIn Defense of "Loose" WomenThe latest crisis on college campuses.
Aug. 22 2007 4:06 PMThe Incisive MomentHenri Cartier-Bresson at work.
Jan. 18 2007 12:16 PMA Pessimist in FlowerThe love songs of Thomas Hardy.
Dec. 7 2006 5:24 PMPrecocious RealismIs Marisha Pessl's debut one of the best books of the year?
Sept. 22 2006 12:16 PMThe Accidental FeministArianna Huffington's fears.
June 19 2009 11:44 AMCrazy in LoveA new book makes the case for passionate obsession.
July 8 2008 3:27 PM100 CandlesAnne of Green Gables grows old and gets her due.
Dec. 11 2007 2:04 PMKatherine Heigl's Knocked UpThe demise of the female slacker.
Nov. 8 2007 10:09 AMThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoQuestions for Junot Díaz.
Sept. 4 2007 2:12 PMOn the Road AgainFriends and scholars recall the man behind the myth of Jack Kerouac.
July 13 2007 10:55 AMThe Croc EpidemicHow a heinous synthetic shoe conquered the world.
June 11 2007 10:16 AMThe Lady Is a ChampWhen fillies beat the colts at Belmont.
May 17 2007 2:05 PMRecovering the DisappearedHow do you memorialize people who vanish?
April 6 2007 12:20 PMJoseph Gordon-LevittA hard-boiled romantic in bloom.
March 8 2007 7:37 AMHell Is Other CubiclesJoshua Ferris' new novel about work, the great American pastime.
Feb. 8 2007 2:44 PMThe Queen and IQuestions for Stephen Frears.
Jan. 24 2007 12:51 PMDakota FanningAll shook up over Hounddog.
Jan. 11 2007 6:45 AMThe Copycat SyndromePlagiarists at work.
Nov. 15 2006 12:43 PMSingle-Sex Ed 101Welcome to the latest educational fad.
June 26 2006 4:17 PMA Working Girl Can WinThe case against staying at home with the kids.

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