Sarah Kerr

Sarah Kerr writes for the New York Review of Books and Condé Nast Traveler, among other publications.

Books
March 4 2008 4:15 PMHollywood ArchaeologyWhat five Academy Award contenders can tell us about the '60s.
The Movie Club
Jan. 9 2004 7:50 AMRequiem for Capt. Hook
The Movie Club
Jan. 7 2004 8:19 AMIs Mystic River Overrated?
The Movie Club
Jan. 5 2004 9:26 AMMy Top 10 List*
The Movie Club
Jan. 6 2003 7:13 PMWorking Against Narcissism
The Movie Club
Jan. 2 2003 12:47 PMPayne's "Where's Kilroy?" Relationship to Films
The Movie Club
Jan. 24 2002 8:53 PM
The Movie Club
Jan. 3 2002 2:35 PMThe Cycle of Sin and Redemption
The Movie Club
Jan. 2 2002 11:29 AMBrazen, Rule-Breaking Oddities
The Movie Club
Dec. 21 1999 8:01 PM
Television
Nov. 22 1998 3:30 AMPerfection in JeopardyA remake and a biopic fall short of their originals.
Assessment
Oct. 18 1998 3:30 AMThe Leonard Cohen of World LitJosé Saramago, novelist.
Books
Aug. 19 1998 3:30 AMApocalypse ImminentlyMike Davis' cycle of despair.
The Book Club
Nov. 1 1998 3:30 AMBorges, Moore, and Munro 
Books
May 7 1998 3:30 AMThe ConformistNick Hornby discovers the pleasures of fitting in.
The Movie Club
Jan. 9 2004 8:53 AMThe Last Word on Quentin Tarantino
The Movie Club
Jan. 8 2004 8:57 AMQuentin Tarantino's Celluloid Masturbation
The Movie Club
Jan. 6 2004 10:11 AMSituation Tragedies
The Movie Club
Jan. 7 2003 4:56 PMEnding the Year on a High Note
The Movie Club
Jan. 3 2003 2:36 PMDogs of War
The Movie Club
Dec. 31 2002 3:21 PM"It Was a Very Good Year"
The Movie Club
Jan. 4 2002 1:49 PMRecommended (Foreign) Comedies
The Movie Club
Jan. 3 2002 11:24 AM"Me! Me! Hey—over here—me!"
Culturebox
Nov. 8 2001 3:08 PMRio on the HudsonThe Guggenheim's "Brazil": Fabulous trinkets in search of a map.
Assessment
June 5 1999 3:30 AMJanet MaslinWhy can't the New York Times movie critic tell us what she really thinks?
The Book Club
June 30 1999 12:18 AM
Television
Sept. 2 1998 3:30 AMA Something BurgerFelicity is what Ally McBeal wants to be.
Books
July 22 1998 3:30 AMAutopsy GothicTragic realism, Cornwell style.
Books
June 10 1998 3:30 AMLike Water From a StoneThe secret of this fervently worshiped nonfiction stylist: neurotically withhold.
Books
April 26 1998 3:30 AMRest in PazThe death of a Mexican hero.

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Brow Beat

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

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Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 7:13 PM Deadly Advice When it comes to Ebola, ignore American public opinion: It’s ignorant and misinformed about the disease.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
  Life
Outward
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 6:32 PM Taylor Swift’s Pro-Gay “Welcome to New York” Takes Her Further Than Ever From Nashville 
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.