Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

Books

A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler

Spring books

Anne Tyler's 20th novel is, like her previous 19, about a mildly dysfunctional Baltimore family of loyal yet infuriating people who love one another, but not always helpfully.

Books

The Proust of Norway

The not-so-epic life of Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard forced me to cancel six months of my life in order to fixate on 30 years of his.

Books

God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison

Spring books

In her 11th novel Toni Morrison returns to the foundation of most of her fiction: childhood and its traumatic effects.

Music

Family, by Thompson

The story of Family begins with the unlikely reunion of a married couple who once made remarkable music together but then didn’t speak to each other for years.