Best known for the Pulitzer-winning “Lonesome Dove,” McMurtry was equally at home writing about all aspects of the American West, from cowboys to astronauts.
Malcolm Jones writes about books, music, and photography for The Daily Beast where he has written about subjects ranging from A. Lincoln to R. Crumb. He is the author of a memoir, Little Boy Blues, and collaborated with the songwriter and composer Van Dyke Parks and the illustrator Barry Moser on Jump!, a retelling of Brer Rabbit stories.
One of the last outposts of Gullah culture, this South Carolina sea island is still raw, remote, and altogether enchanting.
A little science, some fiction, a few detective stories—reading won’t make you a better person, but it can take you out of the world for a while, and this year that meant a lot.
No fiction writer has ever seen the Cold War more clearly, or created a spy more memorable than the unimposing but all-seeing George Smiley.
“Based on a true story” is Hollywood’s ultimate get out of jail free card, and it usually means you won’t learn much but you will have fun.
The new book “150 Glimpses of the Beatles” traces the band’s history from its early days to 1970. It’s a reminder of why their split was so earth-shattering, writes Malcolm Jones.
Hitchcock made the first attempt two years after the novel was published, and after that the floodgates opened. Will they ever get it right?
Anya Taylor-Joy’s triumphant performance is only one of the many glories of the new Netflix miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit.”
In her new book, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff makes a damning case that deep down, the first lady is shallow.
The former Godfather’s pizza boss died from coronavirus complications after famously refusing to wear a mask at the president’s re-election rally.