What do we talk about when we talk about love? A breathtaking new play from Caryl Churchill explores love through 57 different short scenes.
Liesl Schillinger is a New York–based writer and literary critic, and the author of Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York magazine, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The London Independent on Sunday, and other publications here and abroad.
As journalists descend on the Winter Olympics the most chilling effect may be Russian pride when it comes to the truth about Sochi.
From the men who lunch to the Boomer news junkie, Liesl Schillinger picks the year’s best books for the masculine element.
A call for the return of high-spirited, big-screen romance to enliven the season.
Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning literary thriller, Goldfinch, is set in a clamorous present, but mellowed by the timbre of an antique voice. Liesl Schillinger raves.
The government shutdown has reach such absurd levels that a whole new vocabulary is needed to talk about it. By Liesl Schillinger.
Liesl Schillinger is so inspired by Anya von Bremzen’s attempt to reclaim Soviet cooking that she’s going to try fish-in-aspic—again.
It’s not hard to understand why Anthony Chiasson, already a millionaire, would risk it all to rake in even more. Libraries are filled with such tales—just ask Tolstoy, writes Liesl Schillinger.
A new book reveals that German leaders hid their Nazi past with the acquiescence of the U.S. government. By Liesl Schillinger.
What will he do next, Liesl Schillinger thought, as she watched Alan Cumming play almost every role in his madly brilliant Macbeth.