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The Door Opened by “Gangnam Style”

The global hit primed Western audiences for films and shows about South Korea as a dystopia.By Colin MarshallAugust 15, 2022Psy, who seemed to exist in a reality apart from K-pop, was not an obvious pop-cultural ambassador. Yet it was he who finally cracked the West.Photograph by Paul Stuart / ReduxThe capital of South Korea makes a good first impression,...

Nicole Rifkin’s “Sun-Dappled”

The artist on her creative process and finding inspiration among artistic friends.By Françoise MoulyArt by Nicole RifkinAugust 15, 2022Although summer is a good time to escape the city, not everyone gets a chance to do it. In her new cover, Nicole Rifkin shows how clever New Yorkers find shade—and a hint of nature—in the thick city heat. We recently...

The Stories Behind Marion Ettlinger’s Author Portraits

For decades, getting “Ettlingered” was a rite of passage in the book world. The photographer, now retired, looks back.By Chris WileyAugust 13, 2022Patricia Highsmith.Photographs by Marion Ettlinger/ Contour / GettyOnce the hard and lonely work of book-writing was done and the publishing machine’s publicity gears were whirring, authors hoped to get “Ettlingered.”...

A Black British Artist Asks, “What Was Africa to the Harlem Renaissance?”

The video artist Isaac Julien and the cultural theorist Kobena Mercer explore “primitive” sculpture and the queering of the New Negro.By Julian LucasAugust 11, 2022Installation view of Isaac Julien’s “Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die),” at the Barnes Foundation, in Philadelphia, 2022.Art works by Isaac Julien / Courtesy Victoria Miro; Photographs...

A Buffalo Photographer’s Dignified Look at the Passage of Time

In three decades, Milton Rogovin and his wife, Anne, captured changes in one upstate neighborhood, while also reaching deep into grand abstractions of nature and time.By Richard BrodyAugust 10, 2022“Puerto Rican Couple and Nine Children,” 1992.Photographs by Milton Rogovin / Courtesy The Rogovin Collection / Gallery LuisottiIn the early nineties, I...

Olivia Newton-John’s Tale of Two Sandys

The singer and actress, who died on Monday at seventy-three, was a good girl at heart, even after her role in “Grease” gave her a taste of the glory in being bad.By Rachel SymeAugust 9, 2022Newton-John made people feel as if, with a little red lipstick and a pair of stilettos, they, too, could strut their way into a brand-new personality.Photograph...

How Kevins Got a Bad Rap in France

Like to-go coffee or athleisure, the name strikes certain French people as a gauche Anglo-Saxon import—and some Kevins want to change that.By Lauren CollinsAugust 9, 2022Illustration by Simon LandreinIn June, France’s recently elected Assemblée Nationale opened its new term with five hundred and seventy-seven legislators, among them two Kevins. They...

Gayle Kabaker’s “Summer Walk”

The artist on loosening up and the rewards of keeping a sketchbook.By Françoise MoulyArt by Gayle KabakerAugust 8, 2022A few years ago, in the commercial afterglow of a wave of successful books on hygge, defined as the “quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality,” English-language publishers released several books touting the benefits of the Japanese...

What We Gain from a Good Bookstore

It’s a place whose real boundaries and character are much more than its physical dimensions.By Max NormanAugust 6, 2022The musician Peter Yarrow performing in New York’s McNally Jackson bookstore, in 2012.Photograph by Brad Barket / Getty “Will the day come where there are no more secondhand bookshops?” the poet, essayist, and bookseller Marius Kociejowski...

Curran Hatleberg’s Florida, Past and Future

In the photographer’s images, nature’s balm or beauty is unencountered, and within each moment rests its aftermath.By Joy WilliamsAugust 5, 2022“Untitled (Rapids).”Photographs by Curran HatlebergCurran Hatleberg’s photographs were taken in the American South, most in northern Florida—the real Florida, some might say. Once, decades ago, I lived in a...

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