Articles by Bill Morris
May 13, 2015
Kent Russell, like John Jeremiah Sullivan, never adopts the let’s-laugh-at-the-Clampetts pose common to inferior writers of inferior non-fiction.
May 6, 2015
Cubans are getting ready to navigate a treacherous crossroads — the place where communism and capitalism intersect and collide.
May 1, 2015
The new Whitney is the latest monument to contemporary New York’s get-rich-or-get-out ethos.
March 23, 2015
The reason these typewritten book covers have caught my eye and captured my heart is because they’ve so ingeniously captured the essence of the writing process — and the central truth that no piece of writing is ever truly finished.
March 17, 2015
Here’s a modest proposal: Let’s outlaw the literary biography.
February 13, 2015
Selma is the climax of a cinematic crescendo that has been building for years.
February 9, 2015
I’m happy to report that the writers nominated for the Adapted Screenplay Oscar mixed a little fiction into their reading diets last year. A very little. One novel.
January 14, 2015
Nowadays, human beings are no longer the sole suitable subjects for a biography, which is coming to mean an account of just about anything’s life, or history, or essence.
January 12, 2015
America has been “reduced to grateful infantilism by the game of football.”
January 7, 2015
Once again last year we lost great talents from every precinct of the literary world. Here is a selective compendium of the how a few of them lived, when they died, and the books they left behind.