About ‘The Pillowman’: In an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship, Katurian, a writer, is being interrogated by two detectives. Next door, Katurian’s mentally disabled brother Michal waits. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories feature gruesome plots about infant murder and torture, and in particular, why they seem to mirror a string […]
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Seije Slager delivered this introduction to Andrew Keen, author of 'How To Fix The Future', on May 24th in Pakhuis de Zwijger.
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The writer Philip Roth died Tuesday night at the age of 85. It’s a particularly modern measure of his legacy that he was almost immediately a trending topic on Twitter. Here are some of the New York Times’ favorite reflections, remembrances, appreciations and contrarian takes.