Los Angeles Review of Books: The Past Is Never Dead: On TV’s Backstory Problem

EVERYONE IS UNHAPPY in Ennis, Alaska, the setting of the fourth season of True Detective (2014– ). To be fair, things are pretty bad: a mining outfit has wrecked the local ecosystem; blizzards are frequent, and temperatures subzero; the town has entered a two-week stretch during which the sun never rises; and there may be […]

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On Being Warlike

On Being Warlike

In the new Spring issue of The Paris Review, we published an Art of Poetry interview with Alice Notley, conducted by Hannah Zeavin. To mark the occasion, we commissioned a series of short essays that analyze Notley’s works. We hope readers will enjoy discovering, or rediscovering, these lectures, essays, and poems.   This is another […]