"For obit writers, the whole world is necessarily divided into the dead and the pre-dead. That’s all there is." The Paris ReviewinterviewsMargalit Fox, a senior writer for The New York Times, on the complicated art of obituaries.
"Who wouldn’t want to read dirty books with Philip Roth?" At The New York Times, Lisa Scottolinewrites about taking a class with Roth in the '70s. If you didn't get a chance to take a class with Roth, here are 10 lessons you can learn from him.