Articles by Lydia Kiesling
January 27, 2011
She writes about moving from small town to big city, the specter of pioneer ancestors, the pathos of only children, restless mothers, crooked teeth, perverted uncles, gloomy boyfriends, and tonsillitis.
December 30, 2010
There are two main narratives at work in this sad and sensational story: Sophie’s Auschwitz horrors, and Stingo’s penile travails.
December 22, 2010
It disturbed me profoundly, and that has to count for something.
December 13, 2010
Anthony Lane (New Yorker film critic, personal hero) lists ten films he liked in 2010.
December 5, 2010
Alexander Chee has a lovely essay about books and technology up at The Morning News.
November 27, 2010
The New Yorker Book Bench has posted its 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.
November 25, 2010
I love The Water-Method Man. Consider it my best suggestion for a holiday pick-me-up—a panacea for turkey fuck-ups, family dust-ups, and TSA feel-ups.