By Tom Blunt 5 min read
Herewith are quotes by thinkers, artists, and authors throughout history who observed the tremendous power of the arts to shape our minds.
By Jennie Yabroff 4 min read
In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe talked to writers on the cusp of death, and those they leave behind, to better understand the role of death in our lives.
By Tom Blunt 3 min read
As the year draws frantically to a close, let's hear a last-ditch case from 10 authors in favor of indulgence, misadventure, and outright hedonism.
By Dave Odegard 8 min read
Nancy Kates, director and producer of HBO’s ‘Regarding Susan Sontag,’ allowed W&F to pry into her inspiration, motivation, and more.
By Joe Muscolino 6 min read
Sigrid Nunez, author of Sempre Susan, tells us about her habit of reading poetry before she writes, overrated classics, the synesthesia of the writing process, and the advice to "Read as much as possible, especially the work of writers who most deeply affect you. Make those writers your family."