Yiyun Li’s Latest Reveals The Reader’s Writer

Each day since Covid-19 forced Americans indoors, the writers Yiyun Li and Edmund White have booted up Skype at five o’clock in the evening to engage in a two-person book club. White, whom Li calls “a very good performer,” reads passages of the books aloud, and the two compare their marginalia, often finding that they … Read more

season 4, episode 5, “Zhuangzi”

Ed Harris in Westworld photo: John Johnson/HBO My notes by the end of this latest episode of Westworld read as such: “The Truman Show + The Matrix?” Can you blame me? Westworld has always paved a path for itself by trying to be a 21st century meditation on consciousness, free will, and technology (not to … Read more