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LOS ANGELES – Many are called “icons”. Anne Rice really was. She died yesterday at the age of 80 from a stroke. His son Christopher, a prolific writer in his own right, was by his side. He posted his death on his popular Facebook page: “Earlier this evening Anne passed away from a stroke. She …

SINGAPORE – Housewife Tamilselvi Rajarajan, 52, was heartbroken when her friend, a migrant worker in Singapore, struggled to stay stuck in a dormitory during the pandemic. Her angst became the starting point for Window, which won first prize in the Tamil short story category at the 15th Golden Point Awards, a creative writing competition for …

David Levine WH Auden From issue one, WH Auden has been a major contributor of poetry and criticism to New York Review; the 1969 Christmas issue, in rare form, featured “The Ballad of Barnaby” in its entirety on the cover (written for guitar and heavenly chorus accompaniment). In our holiday issue this year, we published …

Allegorizations of Jan MorrisFaber & Faber, 224pp, £ 14.99 “Although I am writing this on a sunny spring day in Wales,” noted travel writer and historian Jan Morris, “by the time you read it, I’ll be gone!” She kept her word: Morris died last year at age 94, and this collection of essays has always …

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Dave Hickey, the totemic cultural critic whose quick-witted work both democratized and split the art world in two, has died at the age of 82. Hickey died in his Santa Fe, New Mexico home. The cause of death was heart disease. Armed with humor, a deep intellect, and an alchemical ability to mix up and …

Poet and author Robert Bly (R) is shown with fellow American literary figure Coleman Barks (L) during a ceremony at the University of Tehran in Iran on May 17, 2006. Bly died on Sunday at the age of 94 years old. File photo by Mohammad Kheirkhah / UPI | License photo November 22 (UPI) – …

His name and his project have been everywhere. Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who covers racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. She is the creator of the landmark The 1619 project – an ongoing initiative that began with the 400th anniversary of the start of American slavery. The Project 1619 …

Abdurraqib has also earned praise from organizers of local activist groups, like the Juvenile Justice Coalition and Black Queer & Intersectional Collective, who say that social awareness in his work is something that also appears in his life. He has been a regular at protests against police brutality, they said, and is happy to speak …

It’s hard, but not impossible, to remember when Twyla Tharp was seen as some kind of bomb thrower. When Deuce Coupé premiered at the New York City Center in 1973, the New York Times wrote, “Twyla Tharp does a piece for the spring season of City Center Joffrey Ballet, and the dance world is amazed. …