The year in fiction: Our favorite 2018 novels
The year in fiction. Peruse our favorite 76 novels from the past year at the 2019 Tournament of Books long list.
A young woman is covered in tattoos and her parents have no idea, so she made a video—complete with choir—to show her parents what she’s been hiding.
Too often we assume art requires interpretation. But paintings don’t need to broadcast meaning to be meaningful.
In Thomas Woodruff’s paintings, Hippocrates’s Four Humors afflict beasties, batterflies, and tigers on tender, spooky landscapes.
Sisters are like ships—passing in the night, traveling as allies, or attacking one another with every gun and cannon. Sisterhood, however, is ultimately about unity.
My friend, however, was unimpressed. “It’s 2011. Everyone has tattoos,” he said. He’s right, I realized, and now I will forever have this little feather...
Churchill Downs is like no other sports event, considering sports are barely involved. Our writer attended her first Derby last year with a family of committed fans and survived to tell the tale.
Those who can’t do, learn. In this installment of our series in which the clueless apprentice with the experts, we pick up a long-sought skill from Brooklyn tattoo artist Duke Riley—who also plays canvas.
He told everyone what it stood for before, but this week nobody’s buying a single detail about James Frey’s life—or his tattoo. The true story behind contemporary literature’s most in-your-face symbol.