The American journalist Lillian Ross spent decades at The New Yorker, where she wore many hats. Early on, she mastered the magazine’s Talk of the Town featurettes, and soon became best known for her extraordinary profiles, such as her Portrait of Hemingway, which brought her immediate and lasting fame outside the bounds of The New Yorker’s readership.
Metrograph exclusives — original essays and interviews
May 14 The Metrograph Interview: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
With Asako I & II opening at Metrograph on May 17 after a corresponding retrospective of his earlier films, Ryusuke Hamaguchi spoke to us about his ambitious new project and what he learned from his former teacher Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
May 13 Delanymania: Notes on Eight Films
Best known for towering masterpieces like Dhalgren and Babel-17, Samuel R. Delany is a true polymath, working not only in speculative fiction, but as a memoirist, social historian, and occasional filmmaker. While the films themselves are somewhat incidental in his essential memoir of theater-going on the Deuce in the 1960s-90s, Time Square Red, Time Square Blue, his interest in cinema is as wide-ranging as his writing.