Birding and Writing with Victor Emanuel

This week, Travis Audubon is sponsoring an exclusive book launch for Victor Emanuel’s new book One More Warbler: A Life with Birds, in partnership with the University of Texas Press. Victor, the founder… READ MORE

A Musical Biography of Chrissie Hynde

By Adam Sobsey The lead and title track on the new Pretenders album, Alone—sorry, let’s back up a little. Did you know the Pretenders still exist? They released their tenth studio… READ MORE

Touring T Bone: A personal playlist primer

Touring T Bone: A personal playlist primer

By Lloyd Sachs It’s well neigh impossible these days to come across a mention of T Bone Burnett that doesn’t begin with “great” or “visionary” or “legendary.” No argument here…. READ MORE

Diana Kennedy’s 19 Culinary Pet Peeves

Diana Kennedy’s 19 Culinary Pet Peeves

Diana Kennedy doesn’t suffer fools. As the world’s preeminent authority on authentic Mexican cooking and one of its best-known food writers, she is renowned for her uncompromising insistence on using the correct… READ MORE

Top 10 Feminist Moments in Women’s Comedy

This Sunday, Ellen DeGeneres will host the 86th Academy Awards. DeGeneres and her career comprises a full chapter of Linda Mizejewski’s new book Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics. Other chapters… READ MORE

Author David Greven’s Must Watch Hitchcock

With the new series Bates Motel airing on A&E this spring, Hitchcock’s seminal film Psycho is re-emerging in popular culture. The show follows a young Norman Bates and his mother in a ‘contemporary prequel’… READ MORE