Lorrie Moore on ‘The Wire’

The brilliant Lorrie Moore is almost as spellbinding in her essays as she is in her fiction. Having recently turned the final page on her funny, moving, and highly intelligent novel A Gate At The Stairs, I was delighted to click upon her essay in The New York Review...

Heard at the National Jazz Museum, Harlem

On Saturday morning I scurried uptown to 126th Street, the home of the National Jazz Museum, for a symposium on the relationship between writing and jazz music with the unfortunate title The Pen is Mightier than the Sword. As usual I was wearing multiple hats for the...